157.03 Kb

Application Profile

Market: Elevator

Application Description: Bonding the upper and lower panels of elevator bottom plate.

Application Method

By hand, or by using 3M pull-and-cut, definite-length, or automatic dispensers.

Key Application Requirements

High-strength bond; reliable long-term performance; labor savings; environmental safety; clean, neat appearance.

Products Replaced

Screws, rivets, liquid adhesives.

Benefits/Advantages To Customer

Reliable, long-term performance: Continuous contact between mated surfaces eliminates stress points, acts as a shock absorber to protect against fatigue and wear. VHB tape provides a good seal against environmental conditions, and compensates for thermal expansion between bonded surfaces.

Versatility: 3MVHBTape provides secure bonding between various types of surfaces, such as metal and wood.

Quiet operation: VHB tape acts as a vibration-damper and also reduces noise, without the need for an additional pad.

Easy installation: One-step bonding and sealing saves time. No special training is required.

Lower materials cost: Stress is distributed over the entire bonded area, permitting the use of lighter, thinner and less-expensive materials.

Reduced assembly cost: Drilling is reduced or eliminated. Curing liquid adhesives is also eliminated. Time-consuming cleanup and finishing of surfaces is reduced. Little or no special equipment is required.

Aesthetically pleasing: The tape is virtually invisible when applied between mated parts. Tape can be applied and removed without damaging finishes.



3M Industrial Business

Additional Product Information

Features and properties of these 3MVHBTapes include: Dark gray, closed-cell acrylic foam carrier; good adhesion to many painted metals; conformable; plasticizer resistant; UL Listing 746C.

Product Number



Temperature Resistance

Solvent Resistance























0.015” (0.40 mm)















0.025” (0.64 mm)















0.025” (0.64 mm)


300° F

200° F

Very High







0.045” (1.1 mm)

(149° C)

(93° C)






0.045” (1.1 mm)









0.062” (1.6 mm)









0.062” (1.6 mm)








4979 (Black)

0.062” (1.6 mm)

















* Film liner.

Note: This technical information and data provided here should be considered representative or typical only, and should not be used for specification purposes.

SIC Code

1796 – Installing Building Equipment

3534 – Elevators and Moving Stairways

Key Decision Makers

Elevator Designers, Construction Engineers, Building Maintenance Supervisors.

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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