When it came to bonding 145-pound panels to the spectacular Walt Disney Concert Hall, acclaimed architect Frank Gehry didn't choose welds, screws or rivets. He chose 3M™ VHB™ Tape.
Our imaginations are capable of incredible inventions and breathtaking designs. But an idea is only as good as its execution. Eliminate the barriers standing between you and a picture-perfect final product by choosing the amazingly strong fastener that's designed to go unseen.
What Is 3M™ VHB™ Tape?
With 3M™ VHB™ Tapes, you can maintain consistency from sketch to construction, eliminating distracting, visible fasteners, like screws and bolts. These high-strength, double-sided acrylic foam tapes let you quickly and easily create a long-lasting bond that actually builds strength over time. With the ability to join a variety of materials including aluminum, steel, glass, plastics and painted and powder-coated surfaces, they provide resilient bonding solutions in just about anything you can dream up.
Boost productivity on the assembly floor with the efficiency of tape. Compared to riveting and welding, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes are easy to adopt and require no finishing. A long-lasting bond is as quick and simple as applying the tape.
Designed for a smooth side and a durable ride, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes withstand the extreme heat and cold, vibration, moisture and UV light encountered on the open road. Unlike rivets and screws, they provide a barrier sealed against any kind of weather.
When you eliminate the need for screws and rivets, your design can truly shine. 3M™ VHB™ Tapes enable a smooth surface with a virtually invisible bond, for a sleek, eye-catching sign that will stand up to the elements.
When it comes to bonding exterior panels on high-profile buildings like the Chicago O'Hare Airport and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, architects trust 3M™ VHB™ Tapes to permanently adhere one substrate to another while distributing the stress load across the entire length of the bond.
3M™ VHB™ Tapes provide top-notch design flexibility while meeting the high standards of the electronics industry. They've been used to bond everything from high-definition television screens to moisture-sealed nautical navigational systems.