3M BOND ABS SUPPORT STRUCTURE PANEL WITH DIE-CUT VHB TAPE User Manual

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Application Profile

Market: Household Appliance

Application Description: Bonding the ABS support structure of the control panel assembly to the steel housing with die-cut 3MVHBTape.

Plastic Support Frame

3MVHBTape 4941

Steel Housing

Key Application Requirements

PRODUCT

High initial and ultimate bond strength, easy to apply, temperature resistant

3MVHBTape 4941

(up to 160º F), aesthetically pleasing (smooth look), ability to damp vibrations.

 

Product Replaced

Screws.

Benefits/Advantages To Customer

Easy to use/quick to apply: 3MVHBTape 4941 is applied to the cleaned surface of the plastic support frame and pressurized. The liner is removed and the taped support frame is pressed onto the housing.

Aesthetically pleasing: The VHB tape system of attachment provides a clean, smooth attachment. Metal corrosion concerns are eliminated.

Long-lasting: Specially formulated adhesive and tape construction provides a strong, lasting bond between the control panel assembly and the housing.

Helps damp vibration: The viscoelastic properties of the foam core help damp vibration between the panel and the housing, especially during shipment of the unit from the plant.

Withstands environmental conditions: VHB tape withstands the humidity and operating temperatures of the washing machine (up to 160º F).

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