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3M Attachment Tapes for Automotive OEM
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Bonding the Future of Mobility

Discover 3M bonding and attachment solutions that strengthen and streamline automotive OEM, from design to processing to production and assembly. More than 40 years ago, our viscoelastic 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes became a new standard for attaching automotive parts and trim. Today, across a full spectrum of expertise in OEM applications, process and support, we continue developing solutions to solve your toughest challenges. They include your toughest bonding challenges: polypropylene, polyurethane, thermoplastic olefin (TPO), low-surface-energy clear coat systems, EPDM rubber and many more. Our 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners are strong and secure yet removable and re-attachable. We also help improve efficiency with a range of related products and equipment that helps make OEM and Tier processing simpler, easier and faster. Our 3M experts are happy to show you more.

Identifying a Great Bonding Solution

To help you validate your most important designs, there’s nothing like a good reliable bond. The best ones can do even more: they can open up possibilities for designs you haven’t even considered before. To quickly locate potential applications for you, start below. Simply choose the areas where you’re working, and we’ll provide a range of industry-leading solutions.

Featured Products: 3M Primerless Attachment Tapes

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    Featuring 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape PX5000 Series, 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape PL Series and 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape EX4500 Series, this selection of 3M primerless attachment tapes features adhesives designed for bonding to low-surface-energy and medium-surface-energy substrates and paints – without the labor and equipment expenses related to applying adhesion promoters. To find out more about which primerless attachment tapes are right for your applications, contact a 3M expert.

    3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape PX5011, Dark Gray, 1.14 mm

    3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape EX4511, Black, 1.14 mm

Featured Products: 3M Attachment Tapes for Exterior Trim

Related Products

  • On one side, a durable, heat-activated adhesive is specifically formulated for bonding to EPDM/TPE, TPV and Santoprene® materials. On the other is a choice of adhesives for bonding to a variety of substrates. At the heart of our 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes and 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tapes is our viscoelastic acrylic technology for maximum stress handling and sealing.

  • 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners feature interlocking mushroom-shaped heads in a wide range of stem densities for strong, reliable closure that can be detached if needed. They install without special tools, great for replaceable parts, headliners, trunk liners, fuse panels and sun roof rings. Dual Lock is available in rolls, piece parts or die cuts. Different stem densities can be mated for customized engagement forces.

  • These tabbing and splicing tapes can really cut down on the time and effort in tape application. Use them to smoothly remove single liners and to splice or join multiple pieces together. Materials are either heat activated or pressure sensitive, and designed for use with 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes and 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tapes.

  • These tapes are excellent for rough, irregular surfaces. They incorporate viscoelastic acrylic foam core technology similar to that used in our 3M™ Acrylic Foam and Acrylic Plus Attachment Tape. These tapes are formulated for very high initial adhesion even to challenging surfaces. It’s a combination of reliability and conformability for wire harness attachment and much more.

  • The equipment you use to apply attachment tapes can really improve your process efficiency. Specialized manual and automated 3M application equipment solutions may include rollers with tunable clutches for consistent wet out and our 3M™ Flange Unwind Assembly which makes for smooth, even unwinding and liner removal on single or multiple tape rolls.

  • When bonding to challenging surfaces such as PVC compounds, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polyolefin-based substrates, our liquid adhesion promoters enhance tape performance. These promoters are applied using a variety of applicators, wipes, rollers and spray bottles. They are developed specifically for use with 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes and 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tapes.

Need Help Finding the Right Solution?

3M is constantly working to meet the evolving challenges of automotive OEM and Tier suppliers worldwide. If you need help finding an existing solution or would like to talk about specific ideas you’re working on, get in touch with us.