3M™ VHB™ Tapes
tape products/families | physical properties/sizes | performance characteristics
||3M™ VHB™ Tapes provide the convenience and simplicity of a tape fastener and are ideal for use in many interior and exterior bonding applications. In many situations, they can replace rivets, spot welds, liquid adhesives and other permanent fasteners.
These 3M™ VHB™ Tapes are made with acrylic foam which is viscoelastic in nature. This gives the foam energy absorbing and stress relaxing properties which provides these tapes with their unique characteristics. The acrylic chemistry provides outstanding durability performance.
These tapes utilize a variety of specific foam, adhesive, color and release liner types to provide each product/family with specific features. These features can include adhesion to specific or a broad range of materials, conformability, high tensile strength, high shear and peel adhesion, resistance to plasticizer migration, and UL746C recognition. All 3M™ VHB™ Tapes have excellent durability and excellent solvent and moisture resistance.
Note: All 3M™ VHB™ Tapes should be thoroughly evaluated by the user under actual use conditions with intended substrates to determine whether a specific tape is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user's method of application, especially if expected use involves extreme environmental conditions.
|3M™ VHB™ TAPES ADHESIVE TYPES:
|Multi-Purpose Acrylic:||This adhesive bonds to a wide range of materials including metals, glass, and high and medium surface energy plastics and paints. This unique adhesive also has the ability to resist migration of plasticizers in vinyl substrates.|
|Modified Acrylic:||This adhesive bonds to medium low surface energy paints and plastics, including many powder coated paints in addition to the substrates listed with the multi-purpose acrylic adhesive (except plasticized vinyl).|
|General Purpose Acrylic:||This adhesive bonds to most higher surface energy substrates including metal, glass and high surface energy plastics.|
|Low Temperature Appliable Acrylic:||This adhesive can make bonds down to 32°F (0°C), compared to 50°F (10°C) for most acrylic adhesives. This adhesive system bonds to most high surface energy substrates including metal, glass and high surface energy plastics.|
|Low Surface Energy:||This high performance synthetic adhesive bonds to many lower surface energy substrates, including many plastics and power coated paints, plus smooth general purpose substrates.|
|3M™ VHB™ TAPES FOAM TYPES:
|Conformable:||This foam provides high strength with the capability of conforming to the irregularities of rigid substrates, even when there might be slight mismatch.|
|Very Conformable:||This foam provides the highest level of conformability while maintaining high internal strength.|
|Firm:||This foam provides the highest level of foam strength in the 3M™ VHB™ Tapes family.|
|Clear:||Not technically a foam, this solid acrylic material provides excellent clarity.|
||All statements, technical information and recommendations contained in this document are based upon tests or experience that 3M believes are reliable. However, many factors beyond 3M's control can affect the use and performance of a 3M product in a particular application, including the conditions under which the product is used and the time and environmental conditions in which the product is expected to perform. Since these factors are uniquely within the user's knowledge and control, it is essential that the user evaluate the 3M product to determine whether it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user's method of application.
||3M warrants for 24 months from the date of manufacture that 3M™ VHB™ Tape will be free of defects in material and manufacture. 3M MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This limited warranty does not cover damage resulting from the use or inability to use 3M™ VHB™ Tape due to misuse, workmanship in application, or application or storage not in accordance with 3M recommended procedures.
|LIMITATION OF REMEDIES AND LIABILITY:
||If the 3M™VHB™Tape is proved to be defective within the warranty period stated above. THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, AT 3M's OPTION, SHALL BE TO REFUND THE PURCHASE PRICE OF OR TO REPAIR OR REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE 3M™ VHB™ TAPE. 3M shall not otherwise be liable for loss or damages, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including negligence, warranty, or strict liability.