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Thin Bonding: Double Coated & Adhesive Transfer Tapes

A wide variety of solutions that enable a thin bond design


Why choose a Thin Bonding Tape?

  • Acrylic Adhesive
  • Design:
    • Lightweight solution compared to mechanical fasteners
    • Clear bond line
    • Bond surfaces with no damage
    • Uniform thickness of the adhesive layer
    • Combine two different adhesives on both sides of the tape
    • Convertable into die cuts
  • Cost, process and productivity:
    • Quick and clean process
    • Prefabrication of the tape is possible
    • Designed for manual or automated application
    • No curing time needed
    • Limited cleaning necessary
    • Tapes won’t dry out in storage

Visit our Double Sided Tapes page to learn more about the benefits common to all double sided tapes.

What is a Carrier, and do all tapes have one?

    • Thickness: 50 – 350 µm
    • With carrier
    • Less flexibility and conformability than Transfer Tapes
    • Compensates less surface roughness than a transfer tape
    • Carrier limits the temperature resistance
    • Better handling and stability than Transfer Tapes
    • Easier to die cut
    • Better to apply
    • Two different adhesive layers can be combined
    • Production of level wound rolls is possible
    • Thickness: 25 – 270 µm
    • Without carrier
    • High flexibility and conformability
    • Compensates more surface roughness than a Double Sided Tape
    • Higher temperature restistance than double sided tapes
    • Automatic application is recommended for big surfaces
    • Handling and convertibility is more difficult (edge picking) than using a double sided tape
    • Fiber-reinforced Transfer Tapes are available for easier handling

Where can I use a Thin Bonding Tape?

From climate-controlled offices to harsh outdoor environments, you need high-performance versatility that can withstand whatever conditions customers throw at your products. Whether you’re bonding high surface energy substrates like metals and glass or difficult low surface energy materials like powder-coats and some composites, 3M has a wide variety of durable options for thin bonding – select each tab to learn more.

3M™ Tapes for metal and high temperature environments (100MP Adhesive)

Adhesive that delivers in high temperatures and other challenging environments.

  • 3M™ Acrylic Adhesive 100MP
    Absorb vibration for less squeaky brakes with 3M™ VHB™ Adhesive Transfer Tape F9469PC

    3M™ Acrylic Adhesive 100MP

    High-pressure situations call for high-performance solutions. When the stakes are this high, choose a pressure-sensitive adhesive designed for extreme conditions: 3M™ 100MP High Performance Acrylic Adhesive.


    • Designed for use with medium and high surface energy materials like metals, polyimides and polycarbonate
    • Performs when exposed to high heat, cold and cyclic conditions
    • Short-term temperature tolerance up to 260°C, operating temperature tolerance up to 150°C
    • Durable adhesive is chemical, UV and solvent resistant

3M™ Tapes for metal and High Surface Energy Substrates (200MP Adhesive)

Tape for Metal and High Surface Energy Substrates

  • 3M™ Acrylic Adhesive 200MP
    Bond polycarbonate to metal with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 467MP

    3M™ Acrylic Adhesive 200MP

    This adhesive stands up to repeated use in applications such as consumer appliances, industrial machinery, automotive, transportation, consumer electronics, healthcare, hospitals, public space communications, graphic overlays and fitness machines.


    • Superior performance on metals and materials with high surface energy
    • High Shear strength
    • Very good chemical and temperature resistance up to 200° C short term and 150°C long term
    • Good solvent and humidity resistance

3M™ Tapes for metal and Hard-to-Bond Textures (300MP Adhesive)

Tape for Hard-to-Bond Textures

  • 3M™ Acrylic Adhesive 300MP
    Bond vinyl to steel with the 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9775WL

    3M™ Acrylic Adhesive 300MP

    When you need a durable solution that can attach, seal and reduce noise, even with hard-to-bond textures, look to 3M™ Acrylic Adhesive 300MP.


    • High initial tack and shear strength on textured surfaces like fabrics and foams
    • Great performance on high and low surface energy substrates
    • Soft and flowable adhesive
    • Good temperature resistance of 120°C short term and 70°C long term

3M™ Tapes for metal and Low Surface Energy Substrates and Plastics (300LSE)

Tape for Hard-to-Bond Surfaces

  • 3M™ High-Strength Acrylic Adhesive 300LSE
    Bond plastic to metal with 3M™ Double Coated Tape 93010LE

    3M™ High-Strength Acrylic Adhesive 300LSE

    Some substrates are just challenging to wet out and stick to, period. 3M™ High-Strength Acrylic Adhesive 300LSE is designed specifically to bond low surface energy substrates securely and reliably with high initial tack and high shear strength.


    • Good chemical resistance and humidity resistance
    • Temperature resistance up to 150°C short term and 95°C long term
    • Good anti-lifting properties on flat and curved surfaces

3M ™ New GPT-020F double coated tape

General Purpose Tape – GPT-020F

  • General Purpose Tape – GPT-020F
    Designed for versatility. Thousands of possibilities with the GPT-020F.

    3M™ GPT-020F Double Coated Tape is the ideal general purpose industrial thin bond tape for a wide range of applications and substrates.


    • High initial tack, High UV and humidity resistance
    • High peel performance on a wide range of surfaces
    • Superior high-temperature shear performance
    • Adhesion to a wide variety of substrates ranging from metals to some plastics
    • Perfect for a variety of markets, including consumer appliances, industrial machinery,transportation, consumer electronics

3M™ Thin bonding solutions for graphic attachment

Tapes for the graphic and membrane switch market

    Bond plastic to plastic with the membrane switch spacer 7956MP.

    3M™ Tapes for graphic applications and membrane switches

    Membrane switches engineered with 3M™ Acrylic Adhesives measure up to the most demanding standards.


    • Exceptionally high shear strength for long-term resistance to the stress of switch actuation
    • Unique flat-lay liner boosts productivity and die-cutting precision while reducing waste
    • Resistance to slippage, lifting, channeling and buckling
    • Less oozing for precise switch actuation that lasts

    3M™ Tapes for Membrane Swithes brochure

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