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When it comes to securely bonding materials, a reliable adhesive is non-negotiable. But what if there was a stronger, more durable option that could secure heavy-duty construction materials yet remain virtually invisible?

If you’re looking for the strongest double-sided tape designed to withstand extreme temperatures, harsh weather conditions, and even vibrations, 3M™ VHB™ tapes are a clear winner.

What Is VHB Tape?

VHB tape is a high-performance, double-sided acrylic foam tape known for its exceptional strength, durability, and advanced bonding power—hence the name “Very High Bond” (VHB). This critical member of 3M’s family of double-bonded tapes is strong enough to replace screws, rivets, spot welds, and other fasteners.

It’s also versatile enough to join many different materials, including

  • Metals (including aluminum and steel)
  • Glass and ceramics
  • Rubber
  • Wood, concrete, brick
  • Plastics and plasticized vinyl
  • Composites
  • Foams
  • Fiberglass
  • Painted and powder-coated surfaces

After undergoing rigorous testing and real-life applications, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes have been a trustworthy, proven, and superior double-sided tape option since the 1980s.

Why Is 3M™ VHB™ Our Top Choice?

Used across multiple industries and countless applications, 3M™ VHB™ tape opens up a world of manufacturing possibilities while providing a simple way to enhance existing products.

Some of the key benefits of this type of tape include:

  • Water Resistant: This includes moisture, high and low temperatures, UV light, and even solvents.
  • Super-Durable: In order to work, your tape must be durable. 3M™ VHB™ Tape is precisely that, and also helps prevent costly bi-metal corrosion.
  • Dependable Bond: VHB has the ability to distribute static or dynamic stress across entire surfaces.
  • Dampened Vibrations: This tape’s foam design makes for a quieter, smoother experience while minimizing wear-and-tear.
  • Less Weight: Made using efficient, thin material, 3M™ VHB™ Tape means fewer components and ultimately less transportation cost.

What Is VHB Tape Used For

For more than 40 decades, industries continue to rely on VHB tape for a variety of applications that rely heavily on strength, including:

  • Metal Fabrication: Instead of welding and riveting, 3M’s option is easier to use and provides a lasting bond you can trust.
  • Electronics: Offering a unique design flexibility, VHB can be used in various electronic environments, including sealed devices.
  • Signage: Because of its weather-resistant properties, this tape is excellent for indoor and outdoor signs and boasts an invisible bond.
  • Construction: You’ll find VHB most often at construction sites. It’s great for exterior panel bonding because of its permanent adhesive and even distribution of stress loads.

Why Is VHB the Strongest 3M Double-Sided Tape?

Unlike other options, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes are constructed from closed-cell acrylic foam, allowing for flexible, ultra-strong bonds that can be customized to different sizes.

With such durability, you can use VHB tape indoors and outdoors in all kinds of different environments:


Good performance and elasticity are maintained between -40°F and 200°F. Some have seen temperatures up to 300°F and (intermittently) 500°F.

UV light

Offers excellent resistance to natural and artificial ultraviolet rays.


Holds the ability to perform in areas with constant high humidity.


Tapes held up to splash testing of common solvents, such as petrol, oil, ammonia, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, and more.


Resistant to many solvents, freshwater and saltwater.

Although not recommended for continuous submersion in water, some tests showed no degradation after being submerged in saltwater for an entire decade!

Looking for the Strongest Double-Sided Tape?

Did you know that American Flexible Products is an official 3M™ Preferred Converter? Achieving this status was a difficult and rare feat, and we are honored to be able to offer custom converted 3M™ brand products to our customers for their projects.

Our partnership with 3M™ provides us access to certified specialists and support, ensuring that the products produced for our customers are of the highest quality.

Have questions about our products or services? Or would you like a quote for 3M™ VHB™ tape? Contact us today so we can help!

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