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The Materials that Use VHPB and 3M™ VHB™ Tapes to Bond, Attach and Seal

Tecman VHPB and 3M™ VHB™ tapes are used to replace mechanical fastening systems in a range of applications. They are improving assembly processes and they are often the preferred method of fastening by engineers over traditional screws, bolts, and clips.

The application range of VHPB and 3M™ VHB™ adhesive tapes is so varied due to the fact that they can be used to seal, bond, and attach plastic, metal, and glass. This blog post will outline a few areas where VHPB and 3M™ VHB™ tapes can be applied.

Plastics

VHPB and 3M™ VHB™ adhesive tapes are so versatile, which makes them perfect when bonding or sealing plastics.

The adhesive tapes can be used to mount rigid plastic labels and foamed PVC to surfaces that are typically hard to mount too. The very high bond strength of these adhesive tapes also allows them to be used in shower enclosure manufacturing, which requires excellent bonding.

Applications that use plastics as the primary material often do so as plastics are easy to mold, which can result in irregular shapes. VHPB and 3M™ VHB™ tapes are able to attach and bond unique plastic shapes as they have high conformability, which provides a better contact area.

Metals

The high strength of VHPB and 3M™ VHB™ tapes makes them suitable for bonding heavy metals, which would otherwise require heavy and bulky fasteners.

The adhesive tapes can be used to bond aluminium panels to steel stiffeners and to secure things including metal nameplates and license plates.

The automotive and aerospace sector benefit from VHPB and 3M™ VHB™ adhesive tapes as they can be used to attach vehicle spoilers, arches and aircraft overhead stow bins. These tapes provide an easy way to secure these components compared to traditional welding methods that can take a considerable amount of time.

Some VHPB and 3M™ VHB™ adhesive tapes are also weather and corrosion proof, which is advantageous in these industries, as vehicles are often subjected to harsh elements. They also are capable of absorbing the vibrations metal structures are often exposed to, which would cause other fasteners to loosen or even break.

Glass

There are some VHPB and 3M™ VHB™ adhesive tapes that are clear, making them perfect for applications that use clear glass, as the tape will be practically invisible. The tapes are also easily die-cut, allowing accurate shapes to be measured to help improve this invisibility.

A popular use for these adhesive tapes is in the construction of solar panels, due to their excellent resistance to UV rays, varying temperatures and other extreme weather changes such as rain and wind. The tapes are also used in more commercial settings, including the fabrication of glass staircases and office partitions.

Tecman provides a large range of VHPB and 3M™ VHB™ tapes for a range of industries. If you require any information regarding our range of adhesive tapes or any other speciality material we supply please contact us



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