3M™ VHB™ Tapes

3M™ VHB™ Tapes

3M™ VHB™ tapes provide the convenience and simplicity of a tape fastener and are ideal for use in many interior and exterior bonding applications. In many situations, VHB tapes can replace rivets, spot welds, nuts and bolts, liquid adhesives and other permanent fasteners. Save money, time and increase efficiency with less work drilling, screwing, welding, clean-up and refinishing. Easy to Use!

Each tape in the VHB tape family has specific features. All tapes should be thoroughly evaluated by the user under actual use conditions with intended substrates to determine if a specific tape is fit for a particular purpose, especially if expected use involves extreme environmental conditions

Part No.ThicknessColorDescriptionApplication Ideas
Double-Coated, closed cell vinyl foam tape. Good cushion, conformable, flexible, weather and solvent resistant with internal foam strength. Kraft liner.For rough or irregular surfaces. Indoor signs, nameplates and wall corner protectors to irregular surfaces. Light to medium duty.
20 mil
40 mil
ClearClosed-cell acrylic foam carrier. Acrylic adhesive. General Purpose (see below).For joining most transparent materials. Excellent for mounting backlit transparent signage where clear or colorless is desired. General adhesion on both sides, suitable for high surface energy substrates.
15 mil
45 mil
WhiteClosed-cell acrylic foam carrier. Features an all-purpose adhesive. General Purpose / LSE (see below).Bond aluminum, steel, copper, zinc, tin, anodized aluminum, glass. Architectural signs and frames, and high surface energy substrates. (Note: Light surface abrasion will significantly increase adhesion levels on many of these surfaces).

15 mil
45 mil

45 mil
Dark Grey

Closed-cell acrylic foam carrier with acrylic adhesive. Conformable foam. Good adhesion to many painted metals. High solvent resistant. Paint / Plasticizer Resistant (see below).Bonding flexible vinyl banners. Bonding muntin bars to windows, bond and seal polycarbonate lens over LCD, bond prepainted metals in truck assembly, bond and seal prepainted control panels/switch gears, and mount vinyl wiring ducts and conduit channels.
25 mil
45 mil
WhiteClosed-cell acrylic foam carrier. Adhesive provides good adhesion to most polypropylene and powder paints. LSE (see below).Bonding powder painted metal stiffeners to office desks and file cabinets. Bonding polypropylene, polystyrene and other low surface energy plastics. Variety of smooth plastics and paints.
494545 milWhiteWhite, closed-cell acrylic foam carrier. Good adhesion to flexible vinyl. Multi-purpose adhesive on both sides of firm foam. Paint / Plasticizer Resistant (see below).Bonds to wide variety of high and medium surface energy substrates, plasticizer resistant.

General Purpose: Bonds to most higher energy substrates including most metal.

LSE: Bonds to most lower surface energy substrates including many plastics and powder coated paints, plus general purpose substrates.

Paint / Plasticizer Resistant: Bonds to most painted substrates, plus general purpose substrates. Good adhesion to substrates containing plasticizers.