Dr. Dietrich Müller: Punched parts made of 3M VHB TapesMüller Ahlhorn
Ahlhorn | 16.03.2011
As well as a range of punched and moulded parts made from non-adhesive materials, such as Nomex®®, Mylar®, Hostaphan® and Pertinax®, Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH (Ahlhorn) also manufactures punched parts with adhesive materials. They consist of a converter 3M VHB adhesive tape.
The 3M VHB tapes are high-performance adhesive tapes, which can replace many applications of mechanical fixtures such as screws, rivets, clips and spot welding. Good immediate adhesion, further processing possibilities, stress-free adhesion of different materials, high temperature resistance and application-optimized die-cut parts, allow a more secure, reliable and efficient connection.
The VHB core products offer a perfect adaptability to adhesive surfaces, a feature that is characteristic of this patented 3M technology. This product group is the starting point for choosing the right VHB producing high performance connection systems.
The VHB material is suitable for the widest range of surfaces (glass, metal, powder coatings and many plastics). It is used in a variety of applications in the automotive industry: attaching trim, emblems and antennas etc.
Because powder coating is growing into more and more industries, it is necessary to produce self-adhesive parts for this area, also. Up to now however, the joining of powder-coated materials has been difficult and time consuming. But, with the new, special developed powder-coated surfaces for 3M VHB adhesive tapes, materials can be connected quickly and securely.
Moreover, it makes for complex surface pretreatments, such as the primers or the roughening of the surface to be bonded. Additional benefits of this new 3M adhesive tapes are the high instantaneous bond and the optimal adaptability of the powder-coated surface to be bonded.