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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  • 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.


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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.


    • Die-cutting
      Die-cutting
      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Slitting
      Slitting
      The cutting of large rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Laser cutting
      Laser cutting
      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Guillotining
      Guillotining
      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Laminating
      Laminating
      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Bespoke presentations
      Bespoke presentations
      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • X/Y axis plotter
      X/Y axis plotter
      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
    • Rapid prototyping
      Rapid prototyping
      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Clean room manufacturing
      Clean room manufacturing
      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Automation solutions
      Automation solutions
      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • R&D
      R&D
      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Computer Aided Design
      Computer Aided Design
      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Contract converting
      Contract converting
      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
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      Part tolerances
      View our part tolerance standard values and talk to us about your requirements
  • 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
      Proving the strength of 3M™ VHB™ tape

      In this video 3M™ demonstrate the strength and resilience of VHB™ tape in their bowling ball test. The VHB™ acrylic foam tape is used in the...

    • 8 considerations 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 today’s portable devices, especially those exposed to harsh environments.For this reason, the sealing component should be…

    • Six challenges of lightweighting
      Six challenges of lightweighting

      The trend for smaller and lightweight products is driven by benefits such as improved product design/performance, reduced manufacturing costs and reduced environmental impact. Lightweighting can be…

    • The new 3M™ VHB™ GPH series
      The new 3M™ VHB™ GPH series

      The next generation of 3M VHB tapes has arrived – the 3M VHB GPH series.This series offers the same high performance features as the existing VHB range but as a general purpose, high temperature…

    • 3M™ VHB™ Thin Foam Tape
      3M™ VHB™ Thin Foam Tape

      The thin 3M VHB foam tape range offers the same advantages of 3M VHB tape, but with an amazingly thin bond line. Download the flyer here.

    • 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 the more traditional joining method of rivets. Learn more about...

    • Demonstrating traditional fixings vs. 3M™ VHB™ tape
      Demonstrating traditional fixings vs. 3M™ VHB™ tape

      Watch how VHB™ tape reduces the noise and vibration in a metal panel compared to traditional fixings. Learn more about VHB™ tape here

       

    • Proving the strength of 3M™ VHB™ tape
      Proving the strength of 3M™ VHB™ tape

      In this video 3M demonstrate VHB strength and how far it can be pushed. This product is used in the most demanding of applications, including many...

    • The general purpose high temperature VHB range
      The general purpose high temperature VHB range