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Panel-to-Frame and Stiffener-to-Panel Assemblies

Permanently bond panels to rigid frames, or add rigid stiffeners to support large panels.


Advanced adhesive solutions for product design panels, frame reinforcements, and more.

  • Panel assemblies are significant in today’s Construction, Transport, and General Industries. Holding strength, water-tight sealing, and thermal flexibility are critical for product designs and load-bearing panels. 3M solutions help you meet these design and strength requirements while enhancing final product aesthetics.

3M Panel Assembly Solutions

    • Replaces screws, rivets, welds, and mechanical fasteners
    • Instant strength
    • High ultimate bond and seals simultaneously
    • Viscoelastic and flexible for thermal expansion/contraction
    • Best for flat-to-flat applications with consistent bond line thickness
    • Acrylic, epoxy and urethane adhesives
    • Over 1000 psi in overlap shear strength
    • For highest strength, fatigue and environmental resistance
    • Excellent for metal-to-metal bonds
    • Single component adhesive technology
    • Outstanding sealing properties
    • Fill larger and irregular gaps including rough substrates
    • Flexible for thermal expansion/contraction
    • Strong yet easily removable 
    • Allows access for servicing or replacement of panels
    • Usable with 3M™ VHB™ Tape or other 3M solutions

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