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Attach and Seal Gaskets

Creates flexible bonds that conform to complex shapes and substrates.

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Bonds that hold strong in extreme conditions

Gaskets are often held in place between different parts of a machine with pressure and friction. Subjected to such environments, the ideal gasket adhesive would be resistant to fluids, most chemicals, and able to withstand high temperatures. Design with confidence and expand your design capabilities with the help of 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes. The flexible adhesive bond outperforms the bonding capabilities of mechanical fasteners. It adapts to thermal changes and attaches hard-to-bond substrates efficiently without distorting or damaging the surface.

Challenging gasket attachments have now met its adhesive match. Explore the right adhesive for your gasket material.

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Design challenges associated with attaching and sealing gaskets

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  • Chemical resistance

    Adhesives are resistant to the corrosive effects of harsh chemicals to keep your product functioning in optimal condition.

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  • Bonding dissimilar materials

    Bonding foam, rubber or paper to metals is made easy with a range of industrial tapes and adhesives that address the different surface energies of substrates.

Design confidently with a trusted solution

Create innovative products with precision, speed, and strength. For a bond that lasts, get in touch with our experts to tailor a solution for your assemblies.

Performance factors for attaching and sealing gaskets

Industrial adhesives and tapes with the features below are best suited for attaching and sealing gaskets:

  • Easy and fast application process
  • Resists fluids and chemicals
  • High adhesion to foams, rubbers, and other hard-to-bond gasket materials

Explore the range of 3M Industrial Tapes and Adhesives to be used in insertion or overlap joints for your project:

Good = + Better = ++ Best = +++

High Strength Rubber Bonding High Strength Rubber Bonding
Temperature And Solvent Resistance Temperature And Solvent Resistance
Rate Of Strength Build Rate Of Strength Build
N/A + + +

Withstands between -45 °C -
+ + +

Bond strength achieved
quickly when exposed to
higher temperatures
+ + +

Gap filling capabilities suitable
for piping, transportation, and

Withstands between -54 °C -
+ + +

Reaches handling strength
within 45 seconds
N/A + + +

Withstands up to 204°C
+ +

Suitable for transportation and
consumer applications
+ + +

Withstands between 43 °C -
+ +

Reaches handling strength
within 15 seconds to 30

Overlap shear strength
approximately 500 psi
+ + + + + +
+ + + +

Withstands between 93 °C -
+ + +

* Adhesive performance is dependent on cure temperature and size of assembly.

Break the barriers of mechanical fasteners

Create innovative designs with confidence. Regardless of industry, application, or substrate, 3M offers a wide range of products that meet your bonding needs.