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Noise, Vibration and Harshness Solutions for Body-in-White


Effective Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Reduction Starts Here

We help ensure your automotive designs sound as good as they look, from concept through assembly.

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    Structural Adhesive Liquids

    Discover how structural bonding with adhesive liquid can be a more efficient alternative vs. clinch bonding or mechanical fasteners for reducing NVH in body-in-white applications. These liquids can be applied quickly and efficiently and provide flexible working times. They are heat-cured to structural strength at variable rates, using established OEM processes, so there's usually no need to add process steps for adhesive cure.

    Many of our two-part epoxies are available in Duo-Pak cartridge and bulk containers and can be applied with 3M application equipment that allows for precise, consistent mix ratios and minimal product waste.

    • 3M™ Structural Adhesive SA9820
      Formulated for increased design flexibility in OEM automotive applications, this two-part epoxy adhesive is ideal for bonding carbon composites. It cures at low temperatures and can achieve the same mechanical performance of 1K, even on oily metals. Bonded substructures can be stored up to two months before full e-coat/paint cycle curing.
    • 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive DP460
      This toughened, two-part epoxy adhesive provides heat and chemical resistance for automotive applications. It mixes at 2:1 and provides a 60-minute working time, allowing for positioning of either substrate. It reaches handling strength in about four hours.
    • 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Urethane Adhesive DP620NS
      Our two-part polyurethane-based structural adhesive is suitable for applications requiring low-temperature flexibility. It mixes at 1:1 and provides a 20-minute work life, allowing for positioning of either substrate. It reaches handling strength in about four hours.

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    Structural Adhesive Tapes

    An efficient and effective solution for NVH management, 3M structural adhesive tapes allow for structural adhesive strength in precise locations without the need for liquid application equipment or mechanical fasteners. They are ideal for applications where corrosion is a main concern. These structural adhesive tapes improve quality by reducing variability of application and can bond to a variety of metal substrates. They also expand during cure to fill gaps, which can help reduce warranty claims in some applications. Structural adhesive tapes make for efficient processing and assembly, especially for bonding long, thin areas where the use of spot welds or mechanical fasteners has traditionally required extra time and labor.

    • 3M™ Structural Adhesive Tape SAT1010
      3M™ Structural Adhesive Tape SAT1010 is ideal for structural bonding strength, sealing and isolation between dissimilar materials. It features an expanding, structural epoxy formulated for steel and aluminum parts. The tape expands and cures in e-coat cure ovens and can fill small gaps where tolerances would otherwise be an issue. It is an excellent alternative to clinching and provides clean, repeatable application without the variability of many liquid adhesives.


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    Vibration Control Tapes

    Developed specifically for reducing resonant noise, vibration and fatigue in automotive applications, our polymer-adhesive vibration control tapes are foil-backed to dissipate vibration into negligible heat. These 3M automotive tapes have a liner and are die-cuttable.

    • 3M™ Vibration Control Tape CL1151
      This lightweight (830 g/m²) tape is designed to reduce resonant noise, vibration and fatigue in metals, plastic panels and automotive support structures. It features a 0.13 mm viscoelastic adhesive that is pressure-sensitive for fast, easy application. The tape controls resonant vibrations in temperatures from 32° to 140°F (0° to 60°C), and resists temperatures from -25° to 230°F (-32° to 110°C).

Need Help Finding the Right Solution?

3M is constantly working to meet the evolving challenges of automotive OEM and Tier suppliers worldwide. If you need help finding an existing solution or would like to talk about specific ideas you’re working on, get in touch with us.