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3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes

Acrylic foam tapes from 3M provide a quick, efficient and reliable method of attaching trim parts or seals to a car body. They offer a viable alternative to traditional mechanical fixing processes such as welding, clipping and screwing, allowing for greater freedom and flexibility when it comes to design. There is no requirement for specific attachment mechanisms, such as clinch profiles, holes or channels, and the tapes can be applied automatically as part of the manufacturing process.

The wide range of 3M Acrylic Foam Tapes includes popular products like GT 6008, GT 6012, GTI 6508, GTI 6512, GTE6208, 5673, PT1100 and ST1200.




Future-proof design

Featuring a future-proof design that outperforms traditional joining technologies, 3M Acrylic Foam Tapes have been formulated specifically for modern automotive manufacturing. They are safety engineered to ensure cost-effective production and present a unique set of properties:

  • Seal and bond to a wide range of paints and materials
  • Bridge tolerances
  • Dampen vibration
  • Improve sound insulation
  • Ensure uniform stress distribution
  • Prevent corrosion
  • Compensate for thermal expansion
  • Can enable weight reduction

This video explains the technology behind 3M Acrylic Foam Tapes and shows how these properties can provide significant improvements in the automotive manufacturing process.

Application

Application

Typical applications for 3M Acrylic Foam Tapes include attaching trim parts and bonding seals throughout the car body, for example:

  • Door and window seals
  • Door cladding and inlay
  • Roof rails
  • Spoiler
  • Rocker panel moulding
  • Parking sensor retainers

The following video shows how 3M Acrylic Foam Tapes can be applied manually, semi-automatically or fully automatically:

Demo: the automatic application of a taped seal on a vehicle body:

The importance of clean surfaces when applying acrylic foam tapes:

In focus: 3M™ Heat Activated Acrylic Foam Tapes
In focus: 3M™ Heat Activated Acrylic Foam Tapes

In focus: 3M™ Heat Activated Acrylic Foam Tapes

High performance, heat-activated acrylic foam tapes from 3M offer a superior option for bonding elastomeric and rubber profiles. The heated lamination process delivers a homogenous bond along the entire surface of the seal or trim, guarding against the intrusion of dust, moisture, noise and other external influences. The result is a tight, durable bond that reduces the risk of corrosion and provides enhanced sound insulation.

Find out more about the benefits of 3M™ Heat Activated Acrylic Foam Tapes and see how our specialists can help enhance your manufacturing processes:

This video explains the technology behind 3M Acrylic Foam Tapes and shows how these properties can provide significant improvements in the automotive manufacturing process.

Beyond adhesive tape

We are more than just adhesive tape. The team at 3M has vast experience working with customers in the automotive industry and can help deliver a customised, end-to-end solution for modern manufacturing challenges. This could include designing bespoke, die-cut parts to help improve cost efficiency; or primers and tabbing solutions that deliver a secure bond with a stable, easy attachment process.

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For specific product information on 3M Acrylic Foam Tapes, please Download a Datasheet.