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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. The foamed acrylic adhesive permanently adheres one substrate to another, creating a virtually indestructible bond.

    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 is a trusted and proven solution that is easy to use. This foamed acrylic adhesive 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. 

    3M VHB characteristics:

    • Foamed acrylic adhesive
    • 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
    • General purpose options available
  • Search 3M VHB tape

    Browse 3M VHB tapes below for more detailed information and product data sheets. We offer a range of specialist, general purpose and reasonably priced (RP) options. If the product you require is not listed, please contact us

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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! Browse all case studies to learn more about custom die-cut components and our tape converting capabilities.

    Bumper attachment

    Parafix attaching car bumper application case study
    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. Customisation 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.

    • Part tolerances

      Part tolerances

      View our part tolerance standard values and talk to us about your requirements
    • Automated application of die-cut tape

      Automation solutions

      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • Adhesive tape slitter


      The cutting of large rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Die cut tape - Parafix


      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...
    • Bespoke die-cut tape presentations

      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...
    • Parafix CAD capability

      Computer Aided Design

      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Tape guillotining


      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Parafix adhesive tape laminating


      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Laser cut tape

      Laser cutting

      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Rapid prototyping services

      Rapid 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...
    • XY plotter for adhesive tape components

      X/Y axis plotter

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

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

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    • Proving the strength of 3M™ VHB™ tape

      3M™ VHB™ tape bowling ball demonstration

      In this video 3M™ demonstrate the strength and resilience of VHB™ tape in…
    • 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…
    • Choose the right product for your water tight seal design

      8 considerations for your water tight seal design

      Reliable sealing plays a crucial role in the performance and life span of…
    • 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 tape is the primary factor in ensuring a reliable…
    • 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

      Learn about 3M VHB tape 5952, 4941 and 4611 family products in this…
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