3M High Temperature VHB Tape for Pre-Paint Applications

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panel architecture using VHB Tape Powder coat and liquid painting are common finishing processes used in the fabrication of architectural metal panels to achieve the desired aesthetic appearance. The panel fabricator often uses third party painters, and the process to ship parts, paint them, reship, assemble them, and ship again to the job site is both cumbersome and time-consuming. 3M has developed a great solution to this problem. Their VHB architectural panel tapes (APT) have long been a robust method for attaching stiffeners and frames to metal  plates or ACM panels, but the tape could not survive the heat involved in the painting processes. So 3M recently introduced the ideal solution: the all new VHB GPH 160. This new VHB tape can withstand the heat of powder or liquid paint process (up to 450°F) and cut significant time from the fabrication process. Have a look… actual process map of VHB Tape   Features and Benefits The VHB GPH-160 a great tape innovation. It offers:
  • Excellent temperature resistance- 450°F short term and 300°F long term
  • High initial tack to allow immediate handling
  • Conformable foam allows for easy attachment
  • Great physical properties that you come to expect from VHB
typical performance characteristics of VHB Tape If you think the GOH-160 can help you with your pre-paint architectural panel application, contact Tom Brown, Inc. today for more information and for sample rolls for testing.
Rick Alexander

About the Author

Rick Alexander is the National Sales Manager for Tom Brown, Inc. His early experience was in R&D, product management, and sales management for both Main Tape and Adhesives Research, Inc. Rick brings over 40 years of pressure-sensitive tape experience and Tom Brown’s world class converting capabilities to help solve customer bonding, assembly, and sealing challenges.