We developed 3M™ Squeak Reduction Tape 9325 to help control squeaks and rattles from vibration or wear of metal and plastic materials. By combining a translucent, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene film tape with our acrylic adhesive we created a reliable noise and vibration reduction and lubrication solution that performs in challenging conditions and temperatures.
UHMW polyethylene (UHMW-PE) backing provides a highly effective solution to noise and vibration
Abrasion resistant backing provides long wear life
Very low coefficient of friction offers high abrasion resistance
Adhesive creates a reliable bond to many painted metal and plastic surfaces
High-tack acrylic adhesive provides strong initial bond for fast results and less wait time
Translucent polyethylene backing and acrylic adhesive provide a wide temperature use range for high performance in tough environments
Helping Components Get Along
As its name implies, 3M™ Squeak Reduction Tape 9325 is an ideal choice for squeak, rattle and other noise reduction as well as being effective for chemical and abrasion resistance. This tape helps with sound management and noise reduction for many applications where components contact one another. With an operational temperature use that ranges from -30° F to 225° F, 3M™ Squeak Reduction Tape 9325 delivers reliable performance that lasts.
3M™ Squeak Reduction Tape 9325 is the ideal solution for reducing wear and friction between components. It can improve efficiency and productivity in automotive and railroad applications, material handling, agriculture and food processing, printing and packaging. Other applications include:
Automotive instrument panel and interior noise reduction
Noise reduction between rim fascia and painted metal
Noise reduction on doors
Industrial sliding or wear applications requiring very high adhesion
Anywhere lubrication is not possible due to contamination
3M™ Squeak Reduction Tape 9325 is also ideal for the automotive industry where its excellent adhesion to many painted metal and plastic surfaces help control squeaks and rattles due to vibration or wear of metal and plastic materials. The exceptionally strong backing combined with our acrylic adhesive helps ensure reliable long-term performance. Due to its excellent chemical resistance, this tape can also be used as a chemical barrier to protect surfaces The 2 mil, removable liner can be die cut to accommodate assembly processes or for custom fitting.
The Science Behind Our Tape
The effectiveness of 3M™ Squeak Reduction Tape 9325 lies in its Ultra-High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene (PE) backing. UHMW-PE is a thermoplastic that has a unique combination of properties, such as exceptional hardness and low surface energy. UHMW polymer chains are linear and, on average, have a molecular weight between 2 and 6 million, approximately 10 times greater than standard high-density polyethylene resins. The ultra-high molecular weight of this tape significantly reduces friction to create an effective solution for anti-stick and easy-release requirements, among other applications. The abrasion resistance of UHMW-PE is comparable to PTFE and increases as the molecular weight increases.
The extraordinary durability and versatility of UHMW-PE makes it a favorite by designers and engineers in nearly every industry worldwide. UHMW-PE based products offer a host of exceptional attributes that include high abrasion resistance, low coefficient of friction and one of the highest impact strength ratings of any thermoplastic. These attributes make them ideal for tough impact wear or sliding applications. UHMW-PE tape will outperform most PTFE tapes in sliding applications. The low coefficient of friction characteristics is surpassed by PTFE, however, UHMW-PE tape has superior abrasion resistance. For anti-stick/release applications, UHMW-PE tapes provide an easy-to-clean surface for many coating or bonding applications involving various inks, glues or sealants.
Across many industries, UHMW-PE tape helps protect plastic and metal chutes, guide rails and containers from wear. The low coefficient of friction quality combined with its abrasion resistance can give you an effective solution for many noise and vibration issues. Power your success with our exceptional science and engineering that provides long-lasting performance and successful solutions.
Adhesion to Steel oz/in (N/100 mm)
Reducing Hood Hinge Noise
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Transportation, Specialty Vehicle, Metalworking, Automotive, Military & Government, General Industrial, Appliance, Electronics, Aerospace