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Application Profile

Market: Household Appliance

Application Description: Bonding the PVC handle to the front door of a residential freezer.

 

3MVHBTape 4955

 

Handle

Key Application Requirements

PRODUCT

High initial and ultimate bond strength, easy to apply, aesthetically pleasing

3MVHBTape 4955

(smooth look), ability to damp vibrations, able to withstand shocks.

 

Product Replaced

Mechanical fasteners that had been used to install the handles to the front door panel.

Benefits/Advantages To Customer

Easy to use/quick to apply: 3MVHBTape 4955 is applied to the cleaned surface of the handle and pressurized. The liner is removed and the taped handle is pressed to the cleaned outside of the painted steel door.

Aesthetically pleasing: The VHB tape system of attachment provides a clean, smooth finish to the outside of the front panel. Metal corrosion concerns are eliminated.

Long-lasting: Specially formulated adhesive and tape construction provides a strong, lasting bond between the handle and the door.

Helps damp vibration: The viscoelastic properties of the foam core help damp vibration between the handle and the door during repeated closures of the door.

3M Industrial Business

Related Products

Product

Advantage

3MVHBTape 4930

White, closed-cell acrylic foam carrier. Features an all-purpose adhesive.

 

UL Listing 746C.

3MVHBTape 4941

UL Listing 746C.

Surface Preparation

 

IPA/water should be used to clean all surfaces to be bonded. Abrasion is sometimes suggested, depending on the adhesion level determined in testing. Testing for adhesion levels is very important.

Note: Follow solvent manufacturer’s precautions and directions for use when using cleaning solvents.

Related Application Ideas

Bonding nameplates to the exterior of appliances.

SIC Code

3632 – Household Refrigerators and Freezers

Key Decision Makers

Product Manager, Design Engineer, Production Manager, Plant Manager

For Additional Information

To request additional product information or to arrange for sales assistance, call

 

1-800-362-3550. Address correspondence to: 3M Industrial Business Customer

 

Response Center, Building 21-1W-10, 900 Bush Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55144. Our

 

fax number is 651-778-4244. In Canada, phone: 1-800-364-3577. In Puerto Rico,

 

phone: 1-787-750-3000. In Mexico, phone: 52-70-04-00.

Important Notice

User is responsible for determining whether the 3M product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user’s method of application. Please remember that many factors can affect the use and performance of a 3M product in a particular application. The materials to be bonded with the product, the surface preparation of those materials, the product selected for use, the conditions in which the product is used, and the time and environmental conditions in which the product is expected to perform are among the many factors that can affect the use and performance of a 3M product. Given the variety of factors that can affect the use and performance of a 3M product, some of which are uniquely within the user’s knowledge and control, it is essential that the user evaluate the 3M product to determine whether it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s application.

Limited Warranty

3M warrants for 24 months from the date of manufacture that 3MVHBTape will be free of defects in material and manufacture. 3M MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This warranty does not cover damage resulting from the use or inability to use 3MVHBTape due to misuse, workmanship in application, or application or storage not in accordance with 3M recommended procedures.

Limitation of Remedies

and Liability

Industrial Business

Building 21-1W-10, 900 Bush Avenue St. Paul, MN 55144

“VHB” is a trademark of 3M

If the 3MVHBTape is proved to be defective within the warranty period stated above, THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, AT 3M’S OPTION, SHALL BE TO REFUND THE PURCHASE PRICE OF OR TO REPAIR OR REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE 3MVHBTAPE. 3M shall not otherwise be liable for any loss or damages, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including, but not limited to, contract, negligence, warranty, or strict liability.

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