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3M™ VHB™ Tapes for Transportation

Use 3M™ VHB™ Tapes and achieve up to 41% quieter rides and 30% reduced vibrations.

  • Automotive process and design engineers are familiar with traditional joining methods like mechanical fasteners in their assembly process. Unfortunately, they are prone to metal distortion and weakness during heavy loads and cause metal fatigue with the added weight. For panel-to-frame vehicle assembly, 3M™ VHB™ Tape provides the strength you need while enabling lightweight, high-performance vehicles that last on the open roads despite constant exposure to harsh weather conditions, moisture, and UV light.

What Makes 3M™ VHB™ Tape Superior?

  •  3M™ VHB™ Tapes is waterproof and can withstand extreme weather conditions in open roads

    Seals Against Extreme Conditions

    Count on 3M™ VHB™ Tape to keep your vehicle durable. The tape forms a protective barrier against moisture and contaminants, and is highly resistant to heat, UV light as well as chemical attacks.

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    Reduces Noise and Vibration

    3M™ VHB™ Tape features viscoelastic properties that absorb energy and reduce constant vibration for a smoother and more comfortable ride. The tape enables designers and engineers to choose different, lighter materials and combine them in new and innovative ways for lightweight assemblies.

  • use 3M™ VHB™ Tapes on vehicle frames for a smooth bus and trailer truck design

    Fastens Seamlessly

    Unlike rivets and screws that can leave unsightly marks and cause corrosion, the virtually invisible fastening of 3M™ VHB™ Tape prevents bi-metallic corrosion and beautifies the appearance of your vehicles — leaving no trace of pocks or punctures.

3M™ VHB™ Tape Product Families

  • This tape family utilises modified acrylic adhesive on both sides of a highly conformable adhesive foam core, providing adhesion to the broadest range of substrates, including most powder coated paints.

  • A general purpose adhesive with 3M™ VHB™ Tape performance. The conformable adhesive foam core provides good contact, even with mismatched substrates.

  • This tape family utilises multi-purpose acrylic adhesive on both sides of a conformable adhesive foam core. The adhesive provides excellent adhesion to a broad range of high and medium surface energy substrates including metals, glass, and a wide variety of plastics, as well as plasticised vinyl.

  • These tapes are designed to withstand the high-temperature bake cycles associated with powder coat or liquid paint processes commonly used for lighted box signs.

  • These tapes are designed for interior bonding applications, plus specifically engineered to be low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and low odor.

Find the Right 3M™ VHB™ Tape for Your Transportation Assembly

Ready to build reliable and lightweight vehicles that last? Contact our 3M application experts who will help you select the correct 3M™ VHB™ Tape to address your specific design or assembly needs.

See 3M™ VHB™ Tapes at Work in Appliance Applications

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    Strength has never looked this good
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    3M™ VHB™ Tape H&H Trailers Testimonial
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