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August 11, 2016 3M Canada

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How 3M™ VHB™ Tape has helped Atlantic Canada’s Hansen Signs Shine on for Over 37-Years

For a company that has worked hard to earn the reputation and trust of their customers for more than 37 years, product quality and durability is paramount.

Hansen Signs is a company based in Moncton, New Brunswick that designs, manufacturers, installs and maintains a number of different types of signage for customers across Atlantic Canada. When it comes to providing a quality product and service, this family-owned business relies on 3M™ VHB™ Tape.

“Sometimes rivets can create a rippling effect in materials in different types of weather conditions,” says Nick Hansen, owner, Hansen Signs. So in order to create a more consistent aesthetic, Hansens Signs employs 3M™ VHB™ Tape as a solution.

Hansen Signs Relies on 3M™ VHB™ Tape to Bond Different Substrates

As one of their tools of the trade, Hansen Signs uses 3M™ VHB™ Tape to bond different types of substrates including aluminum, plastics, composites and PVC.

In a market where durability of your product is a bid differentiating factor, Hansen Signs relies on 3M TM VHBTM Tape to maintain their image and reputation as well as that of their clients’. The product helps shield their signs from typical Atlantic Canada weather elements all year-round.

3M™ VHB™ Tape Helps Signs Perform in a Variety of (Unpredictable) Weather Conditions

3M™ VHB™ Tape is a high strength, double-sided acrylic adhesive tape. The pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) creates an instant bond without any drying time required. Heat, cold, humidity, rain, and – of course – snow storms: the Canadian climate can be harsh and unpredictable. 3M™ VHB™ Tape offers mechanical and chemical properties that can help endure what Mother Nature throws at your business.

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Using Tape Has Also Helped Hansen Signs Increase Productivity and Decrease Labour Costs

Hansen said using 3M™ VHB™ Tape has resulted in increased productivity and has cut labour time by 80 per cent.

“I would recommend 3M™ VHB™ Tape to any sign company that is manufacturing and bonding panels, two frames with any other product,” Hansen said. “It’s going to save them time and save them money.”

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