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New VHB™ Thin Foam Tapes are the Ultimate Electronics Bonding Solution

Posted by Sue Chambers Sep 30, 2014 4:00:00 AM

New VHB tapes, now available at Strouse, are the thinnest acrylic foam tape products offered in 3M’s VHB portfolio.

WESTMINSTER, Maryland – September 30, 2014 – 3M has added four new thin VHB products to their portfolio of acrylic very high bond tapes. 3M 5906, 3M 5907, 3M 5908, and 3M 5909 are conformable VHBs which help create the strongest bond possible to a wide range of substrates. These acrylic foam tapes are used for bonding to difficult surfaces such as paints, low surface energy plastics, and metals.

3M VHBs 5906, 5907, 5908, and 5905 are designed specifically for electronic device engineers and electronics manufacturers. These thin VHBs can fit into electronic assemblies where other thicker VHBs cannot. Previously the thinnest VHB acrylic foam tape in 3M’s portfolio was 0.015/0.016 inches (0.4mm). Now the thinnest is 3M 5906 at 0.006 inches (0.15mm) thick.

Product Number Color Thickness In. (mm)
3M 5906 Black 0.006 (0.15)
3M 5907 Black 0.008 (0.20)
3M 5908 Black 0.010 (0.25)
3M 5909 Black 0.012 (0.30)


These VHBs also absorb high dynamic stress and shock, the same forces a device experiences when being dropped on the ground. Other features include: excellent conformability, minimal bond line, vibration damping, and chemical and moisture resistance to create long lasting bonds in harsh and demanding environments.

Applications for this adhesive include:

  • Electronic bonding and assembly
  • LCD, lens, and touch panel bonding
  • Point of purchase and display construction
  • Logo attachment

At Strouse we die cut VHBs and other pressure sensitive adhesives and flexible materials turning these materials into usable parts. As a 3M Preferred Converter you have access to the most innovative adhesives in the world from 3M combined with one of the most technologically advanced and most accurate die cutters in the industry, Strouse. We can supply adhesive parts as individual pieces, sheeted parts, or supplied on a roll for ease of assembly.

Strouse is a die cut adhesive manufacturer with over 25 years of industry experience. Serving the medical, automotive, military, appliance, and renewable energy industry, Strouse continues to innovate. With a quality management system currently registered to ISO 9001:2008 standards, Strouse not only has a commitment to quality but excellent customer service. A full team of design and development engineers allows Strouse to invest the necessary time and resources for each and every project. Located in Westminster, Maryland, Strouse can be contacted directly at 1-800-410-8273 or visit our website for more info at www.strouse.com


Sue Chambers

Written by Sue Chambers

President and CEO of Strouse