Bonding & Fastening

The latest technology delivers stronger, more durable bonding and fastening

3M™ technology takes bonding and fastening to the next level

At Marking Systems, we know you need it to stick, you need it to stay, you need it to endure all kinds of weather conditions. Whether you're bonding or fastening, we've got the solution that's right for you. That's why we proudly partner with the best in the business when it comes to bonding and fastening: 3M™.

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3M™ VHB™

3M™ VHB™ Tapes structural adhesives open up a world of possibilities — eliminating mechanical fasteners, such as rivets, screws, bolts and welds — and improving design construction, aesthetics and productivity. With unmatched strength, these structural adhesive tapes increase the overall durability and reliability of every product bond.

Enhance your design appearance with virtually invisible bonding — a game-changing approach for your design concepts. Explore new possibilities and use new, innovative materials to improve the look of your products while optimizing performance, preventing bi-metallic corrosion and streamlining your production processes.

A durable difference with a bond that’s built to withstand the rigors of exposure, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes features include:

  • Lightweight
  • Permanent bond
  • Weather impervious
  • Resists hot and cold temperatures
  • Resistant to UV light, moisture and solvents
  • Seal against environmental conditions
  • Dampens vibration to reduce metallic wear and tear

Demanding strength for your most demanding bonding applications, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes distribute dynamic or static stress over the entire surface of the design, improving holding strength and eliminating the need for mechanical fasteners.

3M™ VHB™ Tapes are simple and easy to apply, saving you time and money. The tapes bond on contact, assemble easily and can be cut to precise shapes and sizes for custom applications. 3M™ VHB™ Tapes don’t require a cure time and can be used in pre-assembly processes.

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3M™ Hook and Loop

3M™ Hook and Loop Re-closable Fasteners are available both with and without adhesive. Hook and loop can be bonded or sewn to virtually any type of surface. They are frequently used to attach cushioning panels or removable seat cushions in all types of mass transit vehicles. Hooks on one side, loops on the other for secure, repeated closures.

3M™ Hook and Loop Re-closable Fasteners are available in low profile options, as much as 75% thinner than standard products. It is available in custom colors, and even has a flame-resistant option. These products last for up to 5,000 closures.

Dual Lock

3M™ Dual Lock has a unique array of mushroom-shaped heads that snap together and stay locked until you are ready to unlock them. Temperature-, moisture- and UV-resistant, this product lasts for up to 1,000 openings and closings before losing 50% of its original tensile strength. Pressure-sensitive adhesive creates a strong bond to almost any substrate. The interlocking heads have 5x the tensile strength of standard hook & loop products.

The Hook & loop fasteners by Marking Systems