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The alternate to rivets, spot welds, liquid adhesives and other permanent fasteners – 3M™ VHB™ Tapes absorb energy and reduces stress. They are made with acrylic foam, which ensures viscoelasticity. The acrylic chemistry provides outstanding durability and performance.

3M™ VHB™ Tapes provide each product/family with specific features by using specific foams, adhesives, colors and release liner types. These features provide adhesion to specific or broad range of materials, ensures conformability, high tensile strength, superior shear & peel adhesion, resistance to plasticizer migration and UL746C recognition. All 3M™ VHB™ Tapes provide excellent durability, solvency and moisture resistance.

For information on physical properties and performance characteristics of 3M™ VHB™ Tapes view the 3M™ VHB™ Tapes Technical Data Page (PDF, 53KB)

Note: Evaluate 3M™ VHB™ Tapes in actual working conditions with the intended substrates. This evaluation allows you to determine whether the 3M™ VHB™ Tape fits the appropriate requirement, especially if it needs to be used in extreme environmental conditions.

3M™ VHB™ Tapes Product Family Guide

Family > 4941 5952 4950 4945 4910 4951 4952 4611 4622
Color > Gray Black Dk Gray White Black White Clear White Gray White Dk Gray White
Foam type > Conform Conform Very Conf Firm Firm Firm n/a Firm Conform Firm Firm Comform
Adhesive > Multi-Purpose Modified General Purpose Multi-
Low Temp Appliable
LSE Gen-Purp Gen/
4926 4920
4936 4919
5925 4930 4929
4932 4646 4618
4941 4947
5952 4950 4949 4945
4951 4943 4952 4611 4622
4956 4979
5962 4957 4655 4624

3M™ VHB™ Tapes Adhesive Types:

Multi-Purpose Acrylic: The Multi-Purpose Acrylic bonds to diverse materials - metals, glass and high & medium surface energy plastics and paints. With the ability to prevent the migration of plasticizers in vinyl substrates – the multi-purpose acrylic is unique in every sense.

Modified Acrylic: 3M VHB Modified Acrylic Tapes bond to medium low surface energy paints and plastics, including many powder coated paints. In addition, it also bonds to substrates with multi-purpose adhesives (except plasticized vinyl).

General Purpose Acrylic: The General purpose acrylic provides adhesion to most high surface energy substrates including metal, glass and high surface energy plastics.

Low Temperature Appliable Acrylic: The Low temperature Applicable Acrylic allows adhesion in 32 F (0 C), compared to most acrylic adhesives which permits adhesion at 50 F (10 C). It bonds to most high surface energy substrates including metal, glass and high surface energy plastics.

Low Surface Energy: The Low surface energy adhesives from 3M VHB Tapes provide high performance synthetic adhesive bonds to many lower surface energy substrates – plastics and powder coated paints, and also smooth general purpose substrates.
3M™ VHB™ Tapes Foam Types:

Conformable: They provide high durability with the capability of conforming to the irregularities of rigid substrates, even when there is a minor mismatch.

Very Conformable: 3M Foams ensure the highest level of conformability while still maintaining high internal adhesion.

Firm: 3M assures a permanent bond by providing the highest level of foam strength in the 3M™ VHB™ Tapes family.

Clear: Though technically not part of foams, the solid acrylic material provides excellent clarity.
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