Vehicle exterior

Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Solutions for Exteriors and Glass


NVH Solutions From the Outside In

At 3M, we focus a lot on the science of improving creativity and production efficiency for automotive OEMs and Tier suppliers. This applies to our ongoing studies of acoustics – how the design of the vehicle exterior can ultimately affect the sound on the interior. It also applies to making our NVH management solutions as simple and as efficient as possible, so you can quickly incorporate and use them in exterior and glass applications. Learn more here.

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    Acrylic Foam Tapes

    3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes and Acrylic Plus Tapes are go-to solutions for automotive sealing. Conformable, viscoelastic foam cores provide stress relaxation under high application loads, and under normal conditions maintain tight bond lines. These tapes have been developed specifically for attaching exterior trim and other parts to automotive paint surfaces.

    • 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape 5344, Gray, 1.14 mm
      Great for sensor attachment, as well as attaching roof ditch and body side moldings, wheel flares and appliques, 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape 5344 is a 1.14 mm tape that provides a balance of strength and conformability. It has two different adhesives. The liner-side adhesive is formulated for bonding to automotive paint surfaces, and the non-liner-side adhesive bonds to exterior trim parts.
    • 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape PT1100, Dark Gray, 1.14 mm
      3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape PT1100 is developed specifically for attaching brackets and other rigid exterior parts to automotive substrates. It features a 1.14 mm acrylic foam core with a different adhesive on each side. The liner-side adhesive is formulated for very high initial and final adhesion to glass, as well as scratch- and mar-resistant paint systems. The non-liner-side adhesive is excellent for bonding to automotive trim and other components.
    • 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape EX4311
      This high-performance 1.14 mm tape is formulated for bonding to advanced clear coat systems including carbamates. The liner-side adhesive is formulated for bonding to the most advanced low surface energy (LSE) automotive clear coats, including those comprised of epoxy/acid powder, 2K urethane, acrylosilane and carbamate. This adhesive is also excellent for existing medium surface energy (MSE) paint systems. The non-liner-side adhesive is formulated for high initial adhesion to a variety of automotive substrates and coatings.

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    Paint Protection Films

    3M engineered films and tapes do more than just protect aesthetics. They’re also an ideal solution for sealing holes, seams and many gaps around joints and fasteners, which helps prevent vibration and unwanted noise. These products are simple to incorporate into nearly any OEM process. Extremely durable protective films are available in die-cut parts with or without premask. They are flexible and conformable for use even on complex automotive parts. These films feature a 2 mil pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive, which does not require curing.

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.