Yes. High-strength bonding tape is a proven alternative to screws, rivets, welds and other forms of mechanical fasteners.
Unlike screws or rivets—which join materials at a single point—high-strength bonding tape permanently adheres one substrate to another while spreading the stress load across the entire length of the joint. Once materials are joined with 3M™ VHB™ RP tape a virtually indestructible "weld" is created.
Skyscrapers, cell phones, refrigerators … all rely on high-strength bonding tape to complete one or more steps in the assembly process. Some examples include:
• Bonding lighweight skins to frames
• Bonding stiffeners to panels
• Attaching decorative materials
• Assembling electronics
• Attaching lenses
• Hanging signs and letters
All about 3M™ VHB™ RP Tape
Extraordinary strength, conformability, versatility and UV- and weather-resistance makes 3M™ VHB™ RP great for bonding:
• Glass • Painted Surfaces
• Metal • Many plastics
• Sealed wood
3M brings long-term, proven performance to the table. More...