-3M™ VHB™ Tape - By the Case

Very High Bond - Series 4600, 4900, 5900


3M™ Tapes provide the convenience and simplicity of a tape fastener and are ideal for use in many interior and exterior bonding applications. In many situations they can replace rivets, spot welds, liquid adhesives, and other permanent fasteners.

These 3M™ Tapes are made with acrylic foam which is viscoelastic in nature. This gives the foam energy absorbing and stress relaxing properties which provides these tapes with their unique characteristics. The acrylic chemistry provides outstanding durability performance.

These tapes use a variety of specific foam, adhesive, color and release liner types to provide each product/family with specific features. These features can include adhesion to specific or a broad range of materials, conform-ability, high tensile strength, high shear and peel adhesion, resistance to plasticize migration, and UL746C recognition. All 3M™ Tapes have excellent durability and excellent solvent and moisture resistance.

Data Sheet

These are custom ordered, full case only. Depending on the width chosen, a case will contain 2-18 rolls of product. Orders usually ship between 5 and 8 business days depending on stock at 3M.



Contact us for other options, questions or to inquire about our Cut-To-Size Services:

Email Sales@iTapeStore.com with the quantity and dimensions for pricing



  • 50% after 20 minutes
  • 90% after 24 hours
  • 100% after 72 hours

Bond strength may be achieved more quickly and in some cases, may be increased by exposing the bond to elevated temperatures (e.g. 150°F (66°C) for 1 hour).



Adhesion is the molecular attraction between unlike materials, similar to magnetic force. Strength of

attraction is generally determined by the surface energy of the material. The higher the surface

energy, the greater the attraction. The lower the surface energy, the weaker the attractive forces.


On high surface energy surfaces a tape or adhesive can flow or "wet out" to assure a stronger bond.

These surfaces include aluminum, steel or glass. On low surface energy surfaces most adhesives and

tapes will resist flowing onto the surface, leaving poor surface contact and low adhesion strength.


Traditionally substrates have been categorized as having high surface energy or low surface energy as

it relates to bonding with adhesives. With the increasing number of substrates and with new adhesives

it is common to identify substrates as having medium surface energy or even medium high or medium

low surface energy.


Because the surface energy defines a level at which the adhesive can wet and bond to the surface,

generally an adhesive type can bond to surfaces with a particular surface energy level and higher.

Following are guidelines for matching 3M™ VHB™ Tapes adhesive types with typical substrates.


  • Multi-purpose Adhesive

Bonds to medium, medium high and high surface energy substrates. (Used on 4941, 4945 and 4622

(liner side) family tapes)

  • Modified Acrylic Adhesive

Bonds to medium low, medium, medium high and high surface energy substrates (used on 5952

family tapes)

  • General Purpose Adhesive

Bonds to high surface energy substrates and some medium and medium high surface energy

materials. (Used on 4950, 4910 and 4611 family tapes)

Data Sheet