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  • Can Tape Really Replace Rivets and Screws?

    When WS Steel challenged engineer Ellery Burton to find a solution to help cut costs and reduce labour, he decided to test what could be accomplished with tape and a little creativity.

    Can Tape Really Replace Rivets and Screws? Can Tape Really Replace Rivets and Screws?
  • Keeping Clients on the Road – Even in the Canadian Cold

    To overcome salt, slush, and snow, specialty vehicle fabricators Matt Gordash and Dwayne Virag turned to tape to help keep their mobile marketing fleet looking – and performing – at its best.

    Keeping Clients on the Road – Even in the Canadian Cold
  • Designs that Defy Gravity and Expectations

    For architects like Frank Gehry, buildings like the Walt Disney Concert Hall only existed in dreams. Learn how tape helped him push the boundaries of design and imagination, and bring his vision to life.

    Designs that Defy Gravity and Expectations
  • Can a Bond Made of Tape Survive a Sledgehammer?

    Engineering students across Ontario put their preconceptions about tape to the test, experiencing unbelievable bonding power firsthand.

    Can a Bond Made of Tape Survive a Sledgehammer?

Viscoelasticity: Applied to making sure parts don't part

Viscoelasticity: a material property exhibiting both viscous and elastic properties when deformed.

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The Technology

3M™ VHB™ Tape is a high strength, double-sided acrylic adhesive tape. The pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) creates an instant bond without any drying time required.

The polymer of 3M™ VHB™ Tape is comprised of carbon-carbon chemical bonds that are highly resistant to energy. With less durable foams, exposure to heat, UV rays or chemicals can cause mechanical properties to break down. With 3M™ VHB™ Tape, the materials actually build strength over time, providing a stronger, long lasting bond.


Outlasts Mechanical Fasteners

From airplane wings to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, learn why engineers are passing on rivets, welds, and screws.

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Withstands the Elements

Through high heat, extreme cold, water, UV rays - and even hurricane wind, 3M™ VHB™ Tape can help you hold it together.

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Applies Quickly and Easily

3M™ VHB™ Tape customers have saved up to 20% on labour costs, and eliminated entire steps from their manufacturing processes.

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Improves Aesthetics

Don't be distracted by rivets, welds or screws. 3M™ VHB™ Tape can help you create designs with uninterrupted potential.

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