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The 3M Co. has expanded its portfolio of primerless attachment tape solutions with the addition of the 3M Acrylic Tape Series PX5000.
This series is used to attach automotive exterior trim parts, such as body side moldings and claddings, to a variety of materials and substrates. 3M said the tape is available to global auto makers, supplier customers and accessory market manufacturers.
The PX5000 tape series offers several key benefits, 3M added, including high temperature adhesion power to Low Surface Energy and Medium Surface Energy plastics, which includes thermoplastic olefin, polypropylene plastic and PP/ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber. It also includes medium-to-difficult automotive clear coat systems, without the need for an adhesion promoter or other surface pre-treatment methods.
3M said the PX5000 tape series has a unique foam core that provides stress relaxation when high application loads are encountered. This solution can be used for automotive manufacturers concerned with the cost, quality, worker health and environmental issues that come with using products that require a primer.
The tape is less sensitive to cold temperatures than other tapes, 3M said, making it suitable for the just-in-time business model used by many automotive manufacturers. The high-performance adhesive on both sides of the tape offers process flexibility in die-cutting operations, the company said.
To learn more about the 3M Acrylic Tape Series PX5000, click here.