VHB Double Sided Tapes
A wide range of exceptionally strong double-sided tapes.
3M VHB (Very High Bond) is acknowledged as the strongest adhesive tape variety in the world. It is now used in a vast range of applications where strength, reliability, and long term performance is required. 3M VHB is constructed from a strip of pure acrylic adhesive made to 3M's proprietary formula. This adhesive has the ability to stick extremely well to most surfaces. The adhesive will not become brittle or lose its strength over many tens of years and has a wide tolerance of temperatures.
As the adhesive never hardens it is able to deform and stretch to a remarkable degree without the bond breaking. This is especially useful for joints between different materials, where one material may expand or contract more than the other. The flexibility also allows VHB to be used in applications where the joint may be subject to shock loads and vibration such as in vehicle body and aerospace applications.
In many cases VHB can outperform conventional mechanical fixings such as screws and rivets. This is because the joint can be made without drilling holes in the surfaces to be joined. The load on the joint is spread across a relatively large area, thus minimising the chance of fatigue cracking around a small point. The VHB™ range comprises a wide variety of thicknesses, colours, and special types of tape.
These tapes are often converted into self adhesive shapes and gaskets for use in component manufacture. Please contact us if you need to discuss any special applications. The VHB tape guide shows the standard range and the most popular applications for VHB™.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss your particular job -we have decades of experience in supplying tapes for industrial uses.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT SURFACES TO BE BONDED ARE CLEAN AND GREASE FREE. PLEASE SEE OUR SURFACE PREPARATION GUIDE FOR DETAILS