3M VHB Tape GPH SeriesClick image to enlarge

3M has introduced the new VHB Tape GPH series, for high temperature applications.

The new series can withstand operating temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, with long-term durability in conditions up to 300 degrees. Users will experience excellent adhesion to high and medium surface energy materials, as well as coated or painted surfaces.
The VHB Tape GPH Series is a permanent bonding solution that uses a durable acrylic adhesive and an acrylic foam core, maintaining strength and conformability at extreme temperatures. 3M VHB Tapes, including the new GPH series, replace traditional mechanical fasteners, subsequently eliminating processes like drilling, grinding, refinishing, screwing, welding and associated rework/cleanup.
“With the GPH series, we now offer manufacturers the speed and flexibility of 3M VHB Tape with a solution that works at temperatures commonly used in powder coat or liquid paint processes,” said Kevin Schwab, 3M US marketing manager. “The pre-paint assembly offered by the GPH series can streamline our customer’s assemblies by eliminating process steps after the paint over, potentially increasing throughput and reducing manufacturing steps.”
“We engineered this tape with several distinctive benefits,” said Brent Bystrom, 3M application engineer. “Like all 3M VHB Tapes, its unique closed-cell construction allows both bonding and sealing, and its bonding strength promotes the use of thinner, lighter and dissimilar materials.”
The product is available in grey and 0.025”, 0.045” and 0.062” thicknesses.

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