For thousands of years adhesives have been used to connect and bond objects and surfaces. The earliest forms of adhesive were beeswax, bitumen, and egg white. Today, these functions are made much easier and neater with adhesives like the popular 3M tape and similarly strong products. shopping for or using an adhesive tape, it is important to understand what gives the adhesive its properties. This way you can easily compare tapes, determine their differences, and decide which might work best for your needs. As an example, tapes that adhere on plastic surfaces may not do as well on wood surfaces.
Acrylic Foam Tape
Acrylic foam tape is designed to provide engineered assembly solutions for a wide variety of industrial applications. It is ideal for replacing mechanical fasteners where a very high strength bond is required. Acrylic foam tape creates permanent, strong and reliable adhesive bonds to a wide spectrum of substrates. These products withstand thermal movement, dynamic forces with excellent aging and weathering properties. The products often substitute traditional mechanical fastening methods. When you think of acrylic foam tape, 3M tape is a top brand that springs to most people’s minds. 3M makes a massive variety of all sorts of tapes for any industry, such as VHB tapes, double sided acrylic foam tape, cloth tapes and filament tapes to name just a few.
3M Tape Equivalents That Save You Money
Tapes & Technical Solution’s Extreme Bond double sided acrylic foam adhesive tapes below allow you to maintain product quality while saving you from paying the high cost of the 'brand name' equivalent tapes. Our Extreme Bond double sided acrylic foam tape is a high end, top quality foam tape, that is designed to create a lasting semi-permanent adhesion bond. This tape is used in a multitude of industries, such as Automotive, Construction, & Manufacturing of a wide variety of products and devices used daily around the world. Many of our customers report that this tape easily holds up and often exceeds the strength of 3M acrylic foam tapes.
3M™ VHB™ Tape 4910
The 5100C is a clear (transparent) 40mil thick, self-stick, closed cell, pressure sensitive acrylic foam tape. The 5100C has the highest initial tack out of all our tapes, and extremely powerful long term holding capability. It resists UV light, extreme temperatures & offers weather sealing abilities. The 5100C is often used in a wide variety of industries & works well on many substrates, in a large range of environments.
3M™ VHB™ Tape 4905
Just like the 5100C above the 5050C is a clear (transparent), self-stick, closed cell, pressure sensitive acrylic foam tape. The only difference is the thickness which is 20mil.
3M™ VHB™ Tape 4945, 4946, 4950, 4951 and 4952
The 5110W is a white 45mil thick, closed cell, pressure sensitive acrylic foam tape, used in a variety of industries on many substrates.
Replacement for 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45, 3M™ Tape 4210J, 3M™ Tape 4218P, 3M™ Tape 4941, 3M™ Tape 4943F
The 5110G is a gray 45mil thick, closed cell, pressure sensitive acrylic foam tape. If you have any questions, be sure to call our technical support team at 1-800-714-8806.