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Value-Added Solutions

for Appliance Design and Marketing

3M products that enhance

the performance, appearance, and customer appeal of your products



High strength, virtually invisible fastening to replace rivets, screws, and spot welds

For more than 25 years, engineers in many industries worldwide have been improving product and processes with 3MVHBTapes.

Improved appearance

Virtually invisible fastening keeps surfaces smooth to enhance design

Join wide variety of materials for high impact visual combinations

Improved strength

Permanently bond with high holding strength for both static and dynamic loads

Distribute stress evenly without the concentrated points of rivets and screws

Improved durability

Viscoelasticity absorbs flexing, thermal expansion/contraction, and shock

All acrylic closed cell construction seals against the environment

Improved productivity

Bond metal, plastic, glass and more on contact with no cure time or fixturing

Save processing steps and cost for drilling, screwing, clean-up, and refinishing


Protective Tapes*

Short-term protection against scratching, marring, chipping, abrasion, and UV





For your customers who buy





performance and appearance, these





rugged 1 to 5 mil tapes help assure





appliances are delivered looking as





good as you intended.





Each tape adheres and conforms to





protect appliance surfaces during





production, packaging, shipping, and





installation. Tack level varies depending





on the tape. All remove cleanly once





your product is in the hands of





the customer.









A variety of backings are available and

Easily bond metal stiffeners and brackets with minimal training and no expensive application equipment.

each offers key characteristics:


Improve assembly efficiency and the precision of bonding and sealing with die-cut shapes and sizes.

Polyethylene Tapes

Transparent with good abrasion resistance


UV Tapes

Transparent or blue with enhanced outdoor UV resistance

Cold Seal®* Tapes


3MProtective Tape applied to the metal control panel of a stove protects the paint against abrasion, scratches, and dirt during subsequent assembly steps, warehousing, and shipping.

Covered with 3MUV Protective Tape, plastic surfaces such as refrigerator dairy doors or vegetable crispers stay new looking through transit and display in the store.


In one step, bond and seal the glass window into a metal oven door.



Clear film seals to itself for packaging small parts

Co-Extruded “A” Tapes

Puncture resistance and break strength surpass many typical LDPE films

Co-Extruded Black/White Tapes

• UV resistance up to 6 months

Polyester Tapes

Best choice for clarity with excellent heat and puncture resistance

Polypropylene Tapes

Good resistance to heat, abrasion, and UV



With enhanced abrasion and puncture resistance, 3MCo-Extruded “A” Tape reliably protects high-gloss coated metals, high-gloss plastic laminates, glass, and mirrors.


*These products are made and sold by PolyMask Corporation, a joint venture between 3M Company and Sealed Air Corporation, with 3M providing marketing services and acting as sales agent for Polymask Corporation. “3M” is a trademark of 3M Company used under license by PolyMask Corporation. “Cold Seal” is a registered trademark of Sealed Air Corporation.

1-800-567-1639, Ext. 1305

3MHigh Air Flow (HAF)

Air Filtration Media

3MHigh Air Flow (HAF) Air Filtration Media is self-supporting with electrostatically-charged open flow channels for effective filtration and low flow resistance.

100% synthetic to resist moisture and common chemicals

No frame required

UL 900, Class 1 and 2 flammability ratings (US)

RoHS Directive compliant

Other Value-Added

Solutions at a Glance

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ThinsulateAcoustic Insulation provides excellent sound absorption for the quiet solution in dishwashers, laundry, and refrigeration.

3MAluminum Foil Tape bonds on contact as heat shielding inside an oven door. Helps keep the exterior cool to the touch behind the handle and around the window.

PRODUCT USE: All statements, technical information and recommendations contained in this document are based upon tests or experience that 3M believes are reliable. However, many factors beyond 3M’s control can affect the use and performance of a 3M product in a particular application, including the conditions under which the product is used and the time and environmental conditions in which the product is expected to perform. Since these factors 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 method of application. WARRANTY AND LIMITED REMEDY: 3M warrants that each 3M product meets the applicable specifications at the time 3M ships the product. 3M MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED

WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, CUSTOM OR USAGE OF TRADE. User is responsible for determining whether the 3M product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user’s application. If the 3M product is defective, your exclusive remedy and 3M’s and seller’s sole obligation will be, at 3M’s option, to repair or replace the product or refund the purchase price. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Except where prohibited by law, 3M and seller will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the 3M product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including warranty, contract, negligence or strict liability.

Industrial Business

3M Center Bldg. 21-1W-10

900 Bush Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55144 1-800-362-3550 Ext. 1305

VHB, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite, Bumpon, MicroTouch, Scotch-Weld, Fastbond, are trademarks of 3M. Scotch is a registered trademark of 3M.

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