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3M™ VHB™ GPH110 GFHigh Bond Tapes

3M VHB tapes and ultra strong high bond tapes (Guarantape adhesive levels 6 and 7) are the strongest tapes in stock, with high bond acrylic adhesives which are perfect for challenging applications to metal, brick, plastic, rubber and glass. Guarantape very high bond tapes are also fully weather resistant.

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What are ultra strong and VHB tapes used for?

VHB (Very High Bond) tapes are a type of double-sided adhesive tape manufactured by 3M, also stocked in equivalent alternatives from Guarantape which offer greater value for money. These tapes are known for their high strength, durability, and ability to bond various materials. VHB tapes have a foam-like structure and are used in a wide range of applications across different industries. Some common uses for VHB tapes include:

  1. Construction and Building: VHB tapes are used in construction for bonding architectural panels, cladding, and curtain wall systems. They provide a strong and durable bond while also contributing to the overall aesthetics by eliminating the need for visible mechanical fasteners.
  2. Automotive Industry: VHB tapes are employed in the automotive sector for attaching exterior trim, badges, and emblems. They are also used in the assembly of interior components, such as dashboard panels and decorative elements, providing a secure bond that withstands the rigors of vehicle use.
  3. Electronics: VHB tapes are used in the assembly of electronic devices and components. They can bond heat sinks, display screens, and other electronic parts securely while offering thermal management properties.
  4. Signage and Graphics: VHB tapes are commonly used in the signage and graphics industry for mounting signs, letters, and graphics on various surfaces. They provide a clean and durable bond, eliminating the need for screws or other mechanical fasteners.
  5. Metal Fabrication: VHB tapes are used in metal fabrication for bonding metal panels and composite materials. They offer a strong bond even in challenging conditions such as varying temperatures and exposure to outdoor elements.
  6. Aerospace Applications: VHB tapes find applications in the aerospace industry for bonding and assembly of lightweight materials. They are used in areas where reducing weight without compromising strength is crucial.
  7. Appliance Manufacturing: VHB tapes are used in the assembly of appliances, such as bonding glass and metal surfaces in oven doors or attaching decorative elements. They provide a durable bond that can withstand temperature variations.
  8. Medical Devices: In the medical field, VHB tapes are utilized for bonding and assembling components in medical devices. They offer a secure and biocompatible bonding solution.
  9. Renewable Energy: VHB tapes are used in the assembly of solar panels and other renewable energy systems. They provide a reliable bond that can withstand exposure to outdoor elements, temperature fluctuations, and mechanical stresses.
  10. General Manufacturing: VHB tapes are suitable for various general manufacturing applications where a strong and reliable bond is required without the need for mechanical fasteners. They are used in bonding plastics, composites, and other materials.

VHB tapes are chosen for their ability to provide a permanent, invisible bond while distributing stress evenly across the bonded surfaces. Their versatility and performance in various environments make them a popular choice in industries where strong, durable bonding solutions are essential.