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These Are Your Application Temperatures For 3M VHB Tape

By Scott Chambers on Jul 17, 2023 9:00:00 AM

You’re reviewing your order for a massive quantity of VHB tape when the thought hits you: “What’s the application temperature for this?”

Topics: 3M VHB Tape
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3M VHB Tape Application Guide: A Superior Bonding Solution

By Scott Chambers on Jun 29, 2023 9:00:00 AM

You’re staring at the pristine roll of VHB tape clutched in your hand, wondering what the next step is to apply it correctly. 

Topics: Adhesives Generally 3M VHB Tape
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Which 3M VHB Should You Use? 3M VHB Tape Selection Guide

By Scott Chambers on Jun 19, 2023 8:03:00 AM

How do you join two objects that can survive water damage, solvents, temperature extremes, and UV Light?

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Your Guide to 3M VHB Tape

By Scott Chambers on Jun 3, 2023 9:29:00 AM

Can tape solve all of life’s problems?

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Foam Tape Guide: Uses, Benefits, and Examples

By Scott Chambers on May 11, 2023 3:35:00 PM

What do you think is the most durable tape?

Topics: Adhesives Generally 3M VHB Tape Foam Gaskets
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The Greatest VHB Foam Mounting Tapes Of All Time

By Lee K. House on Dec 16, 2022 12:12:19 PM

If you’re tired of breaking out the drill or getting messy with liquid adhesives but still want a great result, VHB foam mounting tape is your best bet. 

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By Sue Chambers on Aug 24, 2021 10:43:37 AM

When inspiration hits like lightning, the result can be a cutting-edge electronics product. From smartphones to HDTV screens to marine navigation systems, electronics manufacturers rely on the thinnest products in 3M’s VHB portfolio to fit into electronic assemblies, places where thick VHBs cannot fit.

Electronic device engineers know space usually isn’t the only challenge. Modern electronics bonding solutions often must address impact resistance, waterproofing, heat resistance, and/or reworkability to create a device with reliable functionality. In addition to overall performance, some surfaces — paints, metals, low surface energy plastics — are hard to bond and require unique acrylic foam tapes such as 3M VHB tape.

When a spark of creativity results in devices optimized for the IoT, 5G, and beyond, specialized VHB tape is often needed as well. This article dives deeper into how pressure sensitive adhesive converters meet the high standards of the electronics industry today and into the future.

Topics: Adhesives Generally Electronics 3M VHB Tape
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Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape Series #3: 4 Reasons to Choose Your Adhesive Converter Wisely

By Scott Chambers on Jan 6, 2021 11:53:29 AM

Welcome to the conclusion of our 3-part series on pressure sensitive adhesive tape. In Part 1, we discussed PSA’s performance and versatility, and Part 2 covered 3M™ VHB™ tape as a superior bonding solution.

Today, our topic is not PSA tape itself, but rather the importance of the adhesive converter that takes raw material and transforms it into a usable, valuable product. We’ve broken our exploration into four segments, each critically important to successful use of pressure sensitive adhesive tape.

Topics: 3M VHB Tape
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Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape Series #2: Why 3M VHB Tape is a Superior Bonding Solution

By Scott Chambers on Nov 16, 2020 10:58:01 AM

NOTE: This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape. Read Part 1 — which features PSA’s performance and versatility — in the Strouse blog. Also, check out Part 3 in the series on choosing a converter.

When it comes to bonding applications, there’s no shortage of options: screws, bolts, mechanical fasteners, rivets, welding, liquid adhesives, and more. We recently covered the history of bonding options; what adhesive bonding is and how it’s changed over time. Read that here.

Topics: 3M VHB Tape
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4 Big Benefits of Bonding Tape

By Scott Chambers on Nov 4, 2020 1:36:41 PM

Strict deadlines. Tight budgets. Performance demands. The pressure is on design engineers who face numerous challenges and decisions during every step of a project. One tough decision is selecting a bonding application solution.

Adhesive bonding is the process of bringing two or more surfaces together using a viscous substance. To select the right one, modern manufacturers need to consider the adhesive performance of each substance as well as any assembly advantages a solution may possess.

Topics: 3M VHB Tape