Adhesives & Tape

Which benefits do adhesive and tape bring to your finished custom project?

3M™ Adhesives, Sealants & Fillers

Whether your project requires bonding, a protective seal or gap filling, our materials experts are here to help you finalize the best 3M™ product selection for your unique application. With our analysis, access to firsthand technical data and experience, you can feel confident in your final selection.

3M™ Polyurethane Sealants

  • Provides a durable but flexible elastomeric bond for industrial and transportation applications.
  • Available in varied hardness, open times and colors to meet your exact specifications.
  • Seals openings and seams to lock out water, petroleum and more.

3M™ Adhesive Sealants

3M™ adhesive sealant does more than provide a strong, lasting bond between two surfaces. The sealant fills gaps and provides a barrier against moisture, cold and other unwanted elements. 3M™ adhesive sealants are available in different chemistries, so you can achieve the protection your product needs.

3M™ Polysulfide Sealants

  • Also known as an aerospace sealant, polysulfide sealant seals gaps and prevents corrosion.
  • Stands up to jet fuel, petroleum products and other chemicals found in the aerospace industry.

3M™ Silicone Sealants

  • Excellent for joining glass panes with superior resistance to water and harsh weather.
  • Silicon sealant bonds with metal, glass, rubber, wood and vinyl.
  • Silicone is also used in automotive, consumer appliances and sealing cables and sensors in electronic devices.

3M™ Flexible Adhesives

When it comes to joining materials, flexible adhesives can help you achieve a durable bond with complete coverage. At ABLE, our capabilities and material expertise can help you identify the best material that fits your requirements.

3M™ Structural Adhesives

  • Structural adhesives “lock” two components together, providing a strength that matches rivets, screws and other metal fasteners, with the advantage of reducing bulk and weight to the final product. ABLE’s capabilities and technical expertise can help you identify the best product and process.

Water-Based Adhesives

  • Safer than solvent adhesives, the adhesive activates as the water evaporates or absorbs into a porous substrate.
  • Less expensive than other flexible adhesives, but has a longer drying time than hot melt adhesives.

3M™ Instant Adhesives

  • Reaches handling strength in seconds and at room temperature, making this an ultra-efficient option.
  • Ideal for small areas and tight-fitting joints.
  • Available in different formulations to bond with a wide range of materials, including metal, leather, elastomers, plastics and low-surface energy plastics.

Hot Melt Adhesives

  • Excellent for joining glass panes with superior resistance to water and harsh weather.
  • Silicon sealant bonds with metal, glass, rubber, wood and vinyl.
  • Silicone is also used in automotive, consumer appliances and sealing cables and sensors in electronic devices.

3M™ One-Part Structural Adhesives

  • Durable bonding that stands up to the toughest weather conditions.
  • Some formulations require high-temperature thermal curing to maximize strength. These are ideal for joining metal pieces.
  • Newer formulations can cure at lower temperatures for greater flexibility and impact resistance and are ideal for bonding engineered plastics.

3M™ Structural Adhesive Films

  • Can be die-cut to the required shape and attached to larger surface areas using thermal curing.
  • Uses include structural bonding, stiffening metal joints or bonding to oily surfaces.

3M™ Two-Part Structural Adhesives

  • Performance ranges from rigid to flexible.
  • Durable bonding resists extreme environmental heat and cold, as well as humidity.
  • This epoxy adhesive comes in two parts that cure upon blending, vs. curing upon thermal exposure.

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3M™ Tapes

Once ABLE’s experts help you identify the right tape and bonding strength for your custom fabricated part, we can die-cut the precise shape, or slice a master roll to create rolls to your exact width. Our analytical, problem-solving approach ensures a successful outcome for your project!

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tapes

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape’s ultra-simple structure is what makes it highly customizable for almost endless applications. This tape provides a layer of adhesive (acrylic, rubber and silicone) on a release liner. It can be die-cut and layered with other liners and flexible materials to fabricate your custom part, at the required bonding strength.

Common adhesive transfer tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 100MP Adhesive Family (F9460PC, F9469PC, etc.)
  • 3M™ 200MP Adhesive Family (467MP, 468MP, 9667MP, etc.)
  • 3M™ 300 Adhesive Family (927, 950, 950EK, 9471, 9472, etc.)
  • 3M™ 300LSE Adhesive Family (9471LE, 9472LE, 9672LE, etc.)
  • 3M™ 300MP Adhesive Family (6035PC, 6038PC, 9772WL, etc.)
  • 3M™ 350 Adhesive Family (9442, 9482PC, 9485PC, 9675, etc.)
  • 3M™ 360 Adhesive Family (9626, 9627, 9627FL)
  • 3M™ F9465PC & F9467U Plasticizer Resistant ATT

3M™ Bonding Films

This high-strength bonding film can be heat- or solvent-activated. In some applications, it can also be lightly crosslinked with post-heat exposure, and custom die-cut to the specific shape you need.

Common bonding films for custom converters

  • 3M™ 406 Thermal Bonding Film
  • 3M™ 583 Thermal Bonding Film
  • 3M™ 588 Thermal Bonding Film
  • 3M™ AF42 Thermal Bonding Film
  • 3M™ AF111 Thermal Bonding Film

3M™ Differential Double Coated Tapes

3M™ Differential Double Coated tapes come with a different adhesive on each side of the carrier and are rolled up in a release liner. These can be used for clean removal applications or to bond dissimilar materials.

Common differential double coated tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 200MP/300LSE (9496LE)
  • 3M™ 350/Silicone Adhesive Family (9731)
  • 3M™ Acrylic/Rubber (9817M)

3M™ Double Coated Tapes

Double coated tapes have an adhesive coating on both sides of the carrier, and can provide many customizable options. The carrier can provide stability, better handling, structure, and can also feature different adhesives on both sides. Depending on the desired function, the carrier can be made of PET film as well as paper, tissue and other flexible materials.

Common double coated tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 300LSE Adhesive Family (93005LE, 93010LE, 93020LE, etc.)
  • 3M™ 300MP Adhesive Family (9832, 9832HL, 99786, 99786NP)
  • 3M™ 340 Adhesive Family (9456, 9824, 9828, 9828PC)
  • 3M™ 350 Adhesive Family (9500PC, 3028EK)
  • 3M™ 360 Adhesive Family (9628B, 9628FL, 9629B, 9629PC, etc.)
  • 3M™ 375 Adhesive Family (9086, 9087, 9088)
  • 3M™ 860 Adhesive Family (401M, 410M)
  • 3M™ 900R Adhesive Family (9816L, 9816M)

3M™ Double Coated Foam Tapes

Double coated foam tapes have an adhesive coating on both sides of a foam carrier. Core benefits are bonding for irregular or rough surfaces, filling gaps and distributing stress uniformly over an area.

Common double coated foam tapes

  • 3M™ Acrylic Foam (4658F)
  • 3M™ Polyethylene Foam (4451, 4462, 4492, 4496)
  • 3M™ Urethane Foam (4004, 4008, 4016, 4026, 4052, 4056, 4085)

3M™ Foam Lamination Tapes L-Series Tapes

Achieve true customization of your customized product with the L-Series, where you can choose from eight tape products and three platforms.

Common foam lamination tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ L1 Modified Acrylic (L1+DCP DCT, L1+RT Scrim-Reinforced)
  • 3M™ L2 High Initial Tack (L2+T3 ATT, L2+T5 ATT, L2+DCP DCT)
  • 3M™ L3 Specialty Acrylic (L3+T3 ATT, L3+T5 ATT)

3M™ Reclosable Fasteners

3M™ Reclosable Fasteners provide a streamlined, lightweight alternative to metal fasteners. Join unlike materials without corrosion or contamination and reduce vibration. Achieve tight closure and an easy-peel opening that’s durable enough for daily use.

Common reclosable fasteners for custom converters

  • 3M Dual-Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners (SJ3440, SJ3441, SJ3442, SJ3540, SJ3541, SJ3550, SJ3551, SJ3560, SJ3562, SJ4570, etc.)
  • 3M Hook and Loop Reclosable Fasteners (SJ3000, SJ3506, SJ3507, SJ3522, SJ3523, SJ3530, SJ3531, SJ3571, SJ3572, etc.)

3M™ Removable / Repositionable Tapes

Tape features low-tack adhesive, letting you easily remove or reposition parts.

Common removable/repositionable tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 100 Adhesive Family (4658F High Temp. Acrylic)
  • 3M™ 1000 Adhesive Family (9449S Repositionable Acrylic)
  • 3M™ 400/1000 Adhesive Family (9415PC, 9416)
  • 3M™ 420/1050 Adhesive Family (9425, 9425HT)
  • 3M™ 400/1070 Adhesive Family (665, 666)

3M™ Single Coated & Specialty Tapes

Single coated tapes consist of a backing material laminated with adhesive. The backing can be made of plastic films, paper, metal foils, cloth and non-woven fibers. Single-coated tapes can be slit and custom die-cut to mask, protect, enhance, splice, modify the surface to improve appearance or to alter the function.

Common single coated & specialty tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 201+ Masking Tape
  • 3M™ 2929 General Use Duct Tape
  • 3M™ 401+ Masking Tape
  • 3M™ 425 Aluminum Foil Tape
  • 3M™ 471 Vinyl Tape
  • 3M™ 501+ Masking Tape
  • 3M™ 5413 Polyimide Film Tape
  • 3M™ 5423 UHMW Film Tape
  • 3M™ 5491 PTFE Film Tape
  • 3M™ 8979N Performance Plus Duct Tape
  • 3M™ 8985L Anodization Masking Tape
  • 3M™ 8992 Polyester Tape (Green Tape)
  • 3M™ 8997 Polyimide Film Tape
  • 3M™ 8998 Polyimide Film Tape

3M™ Thermal Interface Materials

Thermally conductive tapes and sheets are specially designed to transfer heat from critical components. They’re ideal for a wide range of applications, including automotive, LED lighting, communication infrastructure, electronic and medical devices, and aerospace and defense.

Common thermal interface material tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 5516, 5516S Thermally Conductive Silicone Pads
  • 3M™ 5519 Thermally Conductive Silicone Pads
  • 3M™ 5550H Thermally Conductive Acrylic Interface Pads
  • 3M™ 5583S Thermally Conductive Silicone Pads
  • 3M™ 5589H Thermally Conductive Acrylic Interface Pads
  • 3M™ 5590H Thermally Conductive Acrylic Interface Pads
  • 3M™ 5590PI Thermally Conductive Acrylic Interface Pads
  • 3M™ 8805, 8810, 8815, 8820 Thermal Tapes
  • 3M™ 8926 Series Thermally Conductive Interface Tape
  • 3M™ 9882, 9885, 9890 Thermal Tapes
  • 3M™ 9876 Series Thermally Conductive Interface Tape

3M™ VHB™ Tapes

Very high bonding tape is a super strong alternative to bolts, rivets, screws and other fasteners, so you can achieve a more visually pleasing, streamlined design. Its bond builds strength over time. VHB™ tapes form a secure bond even on metals, plastics and powder-coated surfaces.

Common VHB tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ VHB™ 4910 Tape Family (4905, 4910)
  • 3M™ VHB™ 4941 Tape Family (4926, 4936, 4941, 4956, 4991, etc.)
  • 3M™ VHB™ 4950 Tape Family (4914, 4920, 4930, 4950, 4955, 4959)
  • 3M™ VHB™ 5952 Tape Family (5906, 5907, 5915, 5952, 5962, etc.)
  • 3M™ VHB™ GPH Tape (GPH-060GF, GPH-110GF, GPH-160GF)
  • 3M™ VHB™ LSETape (LSE-060WF, LSE-110WF, LSE-160WF)
  • 3M™ VHB™ RP Tape Family (RP16, RP25, RP32, RP45, RP62, etc.)

3M™ Automotive Bonding Tapes

Used for fastening automotive parts onto vehicle exteriors, including nameplates, badges and emblems.

Common automotive bonding tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape Series EX4000
  • 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape Series EX4500
  • 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape Series PT1000
  • 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape Series PX5000
  • 3M™ Die-cuttable Tape Series DC2000

3M™ Bumpon™ Protective Products

Bumpons provide high-skid resistance and anti-marring properties. Used as feet, stops and spacers to provide high-skid resistance and reduce noise and vibration.

Common Bumpons for custom converters

  • 3M™ Bumpon™ Protective Rollstock Products (SJ5616, SJ5632, SJ5904, SJ5908, SJ6005, SJ6008, SJ6016, SJ6208, SJ6232, etc.)
  • 3M™ Bumpon™ Molded Shapes (Hemisphere, Cylindrical, Square, Transparent, Quiet Clear, etc.)

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Saint-Gobain Bonding Solutions

  • Saint-Gobain’s CHR® adhesive tapes
  • Norbond Bonding Tapes
  • Thermalbond® Structural Glazing Spacer Tape

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