On the subject of alternatives

While riveting and crimping are beginning to offer new options in some areas, in other industries the use of very high bond adhesive tapes has revolutionised design and assembly, often resulting in significant manufacturing labour and cost savings, and products with superior aesthetics and performance.

VHB tapes from 3M require no drilling or punching, and no mixing or formulating. Where some fastening methods require secondary finishing steps, tape joints are concealed and do not damage surfaces. They are lighter and less bulky than mechanical fastening systems.

In many cases, use of tape can speed up assembly, being quick to apply with very little effort.

Although no single tape product can handle every holding and fastening task, there is a good range of tape formulations to choose from.

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