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3M VHB tape

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  • About 3M VHB tape

    3M VHB tape is a speciality acrylic foam tape that offers excellent performance and reliability. VHB tape is a proven high-strength alternative to traditional fixing methods such as screwing and welding and permanently adheres one substrate to another, creating a virtually indestructible bond.

    3M VHB tape is a trusted and proven solution that is easy to use; it has been used in demanding applications for over 30 years and will continue to offer long term and cost effective solutions, for example, in building construction, signage, electronics and automotive applications.

    As well as bonding, VHB tape seals against moisture and other contaminants. It absorbs shock and impact and can accommodate contraction of dissimilar substrates, as well as conform to rough and uneven surfaces. 

    3M VHB tape characteristics:

    • Extraordinary strength 
    • Flexible
    • Instant bonding and handling strength 
    • Conformable
    • Closed cell foam
    • Long-term ageing resistance from heat, UV light and chemicals
    • Bonds to a variety of substrates e.g. metal, glass and plastic
  • Search 3M VHB tape

    Browse through our range of 3M VHB tapes below for more detailed information and product data sheets. If you would like to ask us a question about any of these products, simply click on “add to wish list” and the product details can be sent to us in a contact form once you’re ready to get in touch. You can also send these details to yourself or a colleague. The columns of data in the table below can be customised, filtered and sorted to show the data most relevant to your needs.

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    Any data provided relates to values typically generated when measuring these materials, and is offered as a guide to material selection. However it is not guaranteed and the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of a product for the application it is intended for. Some test methods may vary, please refer to data sheet or call for assistance.

  • 3M VHB tape in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of the powerful problem solving capabilities of 3M VHB tape!

    Bumper attachment

    Parafix bumper attachment solutions
    Attachment of the rear bumper on a high performance sports car...
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  • Customising your 3M VHB tape

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your VHB tape to create non-standard roll widths and lengths, or convenient and easy to handle components. Customising your tape offers a number of benefits, including cost savings and enhanced product design. Whatever your needs, we have the experience and capabilities to provide a complete solution, from design and prototyping to full production and automated assembly.

    • Parafix automated pick and place equipment

      Automation solutions

      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • Parafix slit log rolls of material to custom widths


      For cutting log rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Parafix die-cut adhesive tape


      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Parafix clean room manufacturing

      Clean room manufacturing

      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Parafix presentation design options

      Bespoke presentations

      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • Free issue/contract converting available at Parafix

      Contract converting

      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Computer aided design at Parafix

      Computer Aided Design

      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Parafix guillotining capabilities


      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Adhesive tape laminating at Parafix


      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Precise laser cutting at Parafix

      Laser cutting

      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Parafix adhesive component prototyping


      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Parafix R&D for engineered adhesive solutions


      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Parafix offer rapid and tool free prototyping on their X/Y axis plotter

      X/Y axis plotter

      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
  • Learn more about 3M VHB tape

    To learn more about 3M VHB tape and its many uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.

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    • Joining with tape is quicker than rivets

      Joining with tape is quicker than rivets

      Watch the speedier attachment of two parts using 3M™ VHB™ tape compared to…
    • Demonstrating traditional fixings vs. 3M™ VHB™ tape

      3M™ VHB™ reduces noise and vibration

      Watch how VHB™ tape reduces the noise and vibration in a metal panel…
    • Proving the strength of 3M™ VHB™ tape

      Proving the strength of 3M™ VHB™ tape

      3M demonstrate the superior strength of their VHB™ tape by pulling a car…
    • 3M VHB GPH series

      The new 3M™ VHB™ GPH series

      The next generation of 3M VHB tapes has arrived – the 3M VHB GPH…
    • Light weighting electronic devices

      Six challenges of lightweighting

      The trend for smaller and lightweight products is driven by benefits such…
    • Parafix frequently asked questions

      How do I know I'll get a reliable bond?

      A correctly specified adhesive tape is the primary factor in ensuring a…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M™ VHB™ Thin Foam Tape

      The thin 3M VHB foam tape range offers the same advantages of 3M VHB tape,…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M VHB tape

      3M VHB tapes offer unlimited design and application possibilities. Compare…
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