Engineered Bonding Solutions

Our team at Whitlam Group specializes in design, and custom conversion to create a product to meet your needs. This could include solving a problem, providing efficiency gains, or reducing costs. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows Whitlam to accommodate some of the tightest tolerances in the industry, down to ± 0.1mm (material dependent). Our Servo-motion control systems allow for island placement, and the ability to marry multiple materials with
great precision.

At Whitlam we produce converted parts for the following market segments:

  • Electronics 
  • Automotive
  • Appliances
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Durable

One type of engineered bonding solutions that Whitlam specializes in is 3M™VHB™.

3M™VHB™ is an industry leading brand of acrylic foam tape. It is designed to replace mechanical fasteners when assembling products, giving your product a clean look with an invisible bond. With 3M™ VHB™ viscoelastic acrylics and 100% closed cell foam design this product has a very strong bond, is durable and has a waterproof seal.

3M™VHB™ enhances your design, improves productivity, and delivers innovative products.

3M™VHB™ Characteristics include:

  • Precision
  • Ease
  • Reliability
  • Strength
  • Durable
  • Invisible
  • Application Efficiency
  • Flexibility
  • Different Thicknesses

  • Expansion/Contraction
  • Enhances Your Design
  • Optimizing Performance
  • Resistant to:
    • Hot, Cold, and Cycling Temperatures
    • UV Light
    • Moisture
    • Solvents


Bonding product parts with precision, ease, reliability, and strength requires an approach that breaks the barriers of traditional construction elements. 3M™VHB™ Tapes open up a world of possibilities – eliminating rivets, screws, bolts, and welds – and improving design construction, aesthetics and productivity. With unmatched strengths these tapes increase the overall durability and reliability of every product bond.

Applications include:

  • Panel to frame
  • Stiffener to Panel
  • Lens Window to Housing
  • Decorative Material Attachment
  • Small Joint Assembly
  • Large Surface Lamination
  • Mounting and Trim Attachment
  • Gasket Attachment
  • Sealing/Potting and Encapsulating

Contact our highly skilled team to assist with your project needs. Using our technical knowledge and experience we make the tough stuff easy.

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