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Withstands the elements

The Canadian climate can be harsh and unpredictable. 3M™ VHB™ Tape has mechanical and chemical properties that can help endure whatever Mother Nature throws at you.


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Protect against cold weather, UV light, temperature cycling, moisture and solvents with 3M™ VHB™ Tape.

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    Extreme temperatures

    Bonds made with 3M™ VHB™ Tape can withstand temperature fluctuations from -40°C up to 66°C.

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    Hurricane winds

    3M™ VHB™ Tape can withstand hurricane impact up to a building design pressure of up to 27 kilograms (60 pounds) per square foot.

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    UV rays

    3M™ VHB™ Tape can stand up to the effects of ultraviolet light, including degradation, loss of strength, and discolouration.

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  • Data shows 3M™ VHB™ Tape can survive the pressure cycling and impact from flying debris that can occur during a hurricane or other high wind event.

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  • We left a bond made of 3M™ VHB™ Tape outside on decks in Florida, Arizona, and Minnesota.

    Five years later, the bond retained 100% of its strength.

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    Airplane wing

    To survive daily cycles of high temperatures, high altitudes, and direct sunlight, 3M™ VHB™ Tape is used to bond stainless steel anti-chafing strips to aluminum wing flaps.

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    For rugged vehicles in service for many years, 3M™ VHB™ Tape is trusted to bond aluminum body panels to vehicle frames.

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    Outdoor signs

    For signage subjected to constant weathering, buffering winds, and occasional storms, 3M™ VHB™ Tape is trusted to bond panels to stiffeners and stiffeners to frames, and even attach lettering.

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Bus assembly

3M™ VHB™ Tape can be used to bond the roof to the frame, to bond metal skin to the exterior, and attach flooring material inside the vehicle.

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