A high-strength alternative to mechanical fastenersJune 14, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Visible fasteners like screws and bolts are not always the best solution when a strong bond between various materials is required. Often applications require a solution that is less distracting and more esthetically pleasing. In these cases, Adheco has the answer: 3M’s family of VHB Tapes. These tapes are a proven high-strength alternative to screws, rivets, welds and other forms of mechanical fasteners in many industries and applications.
A strong bond for many markets
3M’s VHB Tapes are double-sided acrylic foam tapes designed to create a long-lasting bond that actually builds strength over time. They have the capability to quickly and easily join a variety of materials, from aluminum, steel, glass and plastics to painted and powder-coated surfaces, making it a top bonding choice for many industries.
For example, these tapes are ideal for use in the transportation industry because they can withstand the extreme heat and cold, vibration, moisture and UV light specialty vehicles encounter on the open road. The construction industry is another sector that can benefit from these tapes. They are often used for bonding exterior panels on high-profile buildings, like the Chicago O'Hare Airport and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, because they can permanently adhere one substrate to another while distributing the stress load across the entire length of the bond. 3M VHB Tapes also provide design flexibility in the electronics industry, with the capability to bond everything from high-definition television screens to moisture-sealed nautical navigational systems.
Available in Canada
3M’s VHB Tapes are available in Canada from Adheco, the bonding and surface finishing specialists. Adheco carries the entire VHB line, as well as a wide selection of other adhesive and specialty tapes.
To learn more, contact Adheco.