1. From skyscrapers to sculptures, our tape is keeping the world together
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    From skyscrapers to sculptures, our tape is keeping the world together

    August 18, 2016
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    From skyscrapers to sculptures, our tape is keeping the world together

    Durable, versatile, powerful tapes from 3M will change your relationship with your materials.

    From skyscrapers to sculptures, our tape is keeping the world together

    Durable, versatile, powerful tapes from 3M will change your relationship with your materials.

    From skyscrapers to sculptures, our tape is keeping the world together

    Durable, versatile, powerful tapes from 3M will change your relationship with your materials.

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      The Walt Disney Concert Hall is a masterpiece of architecture and engineering—and 3M™ VHB™ tape is at the heart of it. Our tape plays a role in holding the metal cladding together, helping it stand tall as it copes with high temperatures and strong winds.

      How does it do it? Well, 3M VHB Tape is an adhesive tape that forms a bond so strong that it has the capability to replace screws, rivets, welds, and liquid adhesives in properly designed applications. And the bond is waterproof, and doesn't require drilling, grinding, or refinishing to make it stick. Plus, our tape has been shown to increase strength and durability of joints by distributing stress across their entire bond area, rather than isolating certain points of stress.

      That kind of strength means designers can break free from the constraints of rigid joints and inflexible materials. And, they’re so easy to use that teams can save on training time and increase efficiency resulting in reduced manufacturing costs. For years, our tapes have allowed architects, artists, contractors—creators of all kinds—to reimagine their relationship with building materials. So when you and your team are inspired by the strength of these tapes and the quality of your results, you'll wonder how you ever designed without it.