Mechanical fasteners leave holes and gaps where moisture can creep in and cause corrosion. 3M™ VHB™ Tape creates smooth, clean bonds that reduce the risk of rust.
Mechanical fasteners create stress points that can be vulnerable to bends and breaks. 3M™ VHB™ Tape creates continuous bonds that help distribute stress across the length of the surface.
Rivets and screws can be noisy. Waves of sound and motion bounce through the gaps amplifying sound and stress. 3M™ VHB™ Tape features viscoelastic properties that help absorb energy – and the impact on the bond.
A beverage truck and trailer manufacturer put 3M™ VHB™ Tape to the test against traditional fasteners and adhesives.
After 15 years worth of wear and tear, 3M™ VHB™ Tape was the only technology left standing.
Data shows the cushioning and isolating effect of 3M™ VHB™ Tape helps resist constant vibration that tractor trailers experience on the road - effects that can lead rivets, welds, and adhesives to crack, break, or fail.
Many ambulance manufacturers trust 3M™ VHB™ Tape for their critical applications, bonding the exterior panels of their vehicles to the stiffeners beneath.
Rivets and screws can be noisy. Waves of sound and motion bounce through the gaps amplifying sound, and stress. 3M™ VHB™ Tape features viscoelastic properties that help absorb energy – and the impact on the bond.
3M™ VHB™ Tape bonds 401202 kg (884,500 lb) of steel panels to the stiffeners on this gravity-defying landmark.
3M™ VHB™ Tape can be used to bond panels to the frame of the structure, or to reinforce the stiffeners on HVAC enclosures.