1. Breaking down the barriers of traditional fastening
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    Breaking down the barriers of traditional fastening

    October 20, 2016
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    Breaking down the barriers of traditional fastening

    A new generation of 3M™ VHB™ Tape has been launched to solve the challenges of temperature resistance and multi material bonding.

    Breaking down the barriers of traditional fastening

    A new generation of 3M™ VHB™ Tape has been launched to solve the challenges of temperature resistance and multi material bonding.

    Breaking down the barriers of traditional fastening

    A new generation of 3M™ VHB™ Tape has been launched to solve the challenges of temperature resistance and multi material bonding.

    • 3M VHB Tape GPH Series

      3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH (General Purpose High Temperature) series offers a virtually invisible alternative to mechanical fasteners, giving designers the freedom to be as creative as they like without compromising on strength and durability.

      The soft foam tape can be used to bond a wide range of materials - such as metal, glass, ABS plastics, rigid PVC and polycarbonate used in fabricated panels, appliances, specialty vehicles and signage - keeping the surface smooth and clean.

      Said product manager Jen Gould: “Since it was first launched in 1980, 3M VHB Tape has revolutionised the traditional assembly process by offering an innovative alternative to mechanical fasteners such as rivets, screws, and welds. Now, our next generation of the tape is ready to help industries take on fresh challenges.

      “As well as enhancing the aesthetics of products, VBH GPH high-strength tape is simple and easy to apply and bonds on contact, giving a high initial handling strength. It also saves time in the production process as there is no need for curing.”

      The tape has a short term temperature resistance of up to +230° C, making it ideal for permanent bonding even in tough high temperature applications such as powder coating or liquid painting. It is also conformable and the soft foam provides excellent stress relaxation and gap filling for a more complete bond.

      Added Jen: “The launch of 3M VHB Tape GPH is the perfect way to celebrate the 35th anniversary of VHB. This sets a new benchmark for mechanical free fixing and will give companies working in the metalwork, appliance, specialty vehicle and signage industries a competitive edge by helping them improve productivity and enhance the aesthetics of their designs.”

      Find out more about VHB Tape GPH