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3M VHB Tapes Help Consumers Form A "Permanent Bond"

Posted on Wed, Aug 01, 2012

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Since 1980, 3M VHB Tapes have been proven to help improve both the assembly process and the overall quality of products. Engineers have been specifying 3M VHB Tapes for 25 years to permanently bond and seal many metals, plastics and other surfaces, which in turn leads to increased productivity, high strength, long-term durability and improved appearance.

You may be wondering, "Can tape really replace mechanical fasteners?" The answer: Yes. The high-strength bonding tape provided by 3M is a proven alternative to screws and rivets, which join materials at a single point as opposed to the VHB tapes spreading the stress load across the entire length of the joint. The extraordinary strength, comfortability, versatility & UV- and weather - resistance provided by 3M VHB Tapes are what make them so great for bonding!

In fact, 3M VHB Tape is so effective that it is used on refrigerators, airplanes and skyscrapers. Take a look at The History Channel's spotlight on 3M VHB Tapes for their program "Modern Marvels":

Use of 3M VHB Tapes help productivity (bonding on contact and saving processing steps and cost), strength (even distribution of stress over a greater area), durability (seal against the environment) and appearance (virtually invisible fastening helps keep surfaces smooth and clean, plus high impact visual combinations when joining a wider variety of materials).

Whether the surface is glass, plastic, metal, painted or an outdoor environmental application, 3M's VHB Tapes are, literally, a proven solution. Learn more about how you can creat a permanent bond with Gleicher on the 3M VHB home page.