Dependable Solutions for Appliance Assembly Challenges

June 23, 2020

Consumers want stylish, quiet, energy-efficient, and durable home appliances.

Zatkoff Seals & Packings converts and supplies 3M™ tapes, adhesives, and other technologies to solve a variety of appliance manufacturing challenges, including:

  • Reducing dryer noises and vibrations
  • Securing windows in oven doors
  • Stabilizing refrigerator coils
  • Attaching HVAC insulation
  • Bonding microwave membrane switches

Refrigerators

1

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attaches vacuum insulation panel to prevent movement during foaming.

2

Scotch® Clean Removal Filament Tape 8915

Secures door(s) during shipping.

3

Structural Plastic Adhesive DP8010

Attaches decorative trim to the interior surfaces of the refrigerator to both high and low surface energy materials, including plastics and metals.

4

3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

Securely attaches cooling coils to the inner surface before foaming. 3M™ 425 foil tape can be used to help people get ENERGY STAR Certification.

5

Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

Securely attaches cooling coils to the inner surface before foaming. 3M™ 425 foil tape can be used to help people get ENERGY STAR Certification.

6

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9453LE

Attaches decorative trim to plastic drawers and shelves.

7

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Securely attaches the touch panel.

8

Instant Adhesive for Plastic & Rubber PR100

Splices EPDM gaskets.

9

3M™ VHB™ Tape RP25

Securely attaches the logo to the front of the door.

10

3M™ VHB™ Tape 4941

Securely attaches the glass panel to the front of the refrigerator.

11

3M™ Double Coated Tissue Tape 9448A

Bonds the VIP panel.

12

3M™ Venting Tape 3294

Keeps foam from escaping through access holes during the foaming process.

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15

Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

Secures door(s) and power cord during assembly and shipping and secures drinking water tubing to the back of the unit.


Washers

1

3M™ Press Printable Label Material 7871V

Attaches labels securely.

2

3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

Attaches the handle to the glass top.

3

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attaches the glass touch panel to the circuit board.

4

Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

Protects corners during shipping.

5

3M™ Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant 550 FC

Assembles glass top to the lid bracket for top‑load washers.

6

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive DP420

Eliminates welds.

7
13

Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

Secures door, instructions, and power cord during assembly and shipping.

8

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Neoprene High Performance Rubber & Gasket Adhesive 1300

Attaches the door gasket to the door assembly.

9

3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

Attaches decorative trim.

10

3M™ Damping Foil Tape 2552

Applies to the pump bracket to reduce noise in operation.

11

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

Attaches plastic trim to the front of the unit.

12

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Threadlocker TL42

Secures bolts.


Dryers

1

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attaches the glass touch panel to the circuit board.

2

3M™ Press Printable Label Material 7868

Attaches the label securely.

3

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ PUR Adhesive TS230

Attaches trim to the edge of the glass lid on top‑load dryers.

4

Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

Protects corners during shipping.

5
14

Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

Secures door, instructions, and power cord during assembly and shipping.

6

3M™ Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant 560

Seals seams in drum assembly.

7

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Neoprene High Performance Rubber & Gasket Adhesive 1300

Attaches the door gasket to the door assembly.

8

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ PUR Adhesive TS230

Attaches the glass window to the door frame.

9

3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

Attaches decorative trim.

10

3M™ Damping Foil 2552

Applies to the pump bracket to reduce noise in operation.

11

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Nitrile Rubber and Gasket Adhesive 847

Bonds rubber pads to metal feet.

12

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive DP420

Eliminates welds.

13

3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

Controls heat from blower assembly.


Ovens/Stovetops

1

Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

Protects corners during shipping.

2

3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

Attaches the stainless steel bezel to the control panel.

3

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

Attaches the plastic bracket to the circuit board.

4
6
10

3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH 160GF

Helps assemble the metal frame to the glass cooktop, the induction cooktop to the panel, and the exterior glass window to the oven door frame.

5

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attaches the glass touch panel to the circuit panel.

7

3M™ Glass Cloth Tape 361

Bundles wires.

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12

Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

Secures door, rack, instructions, and power cord during assembly and shipping.

9

3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

Acts as a thermal barrier inside the oven door to control heat flow.


Dishwashers

1

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attaches the glass panel to the circuit board.

2

3M™ Ultra Clear Double Coated Tapes

Attaches LCD displays.

3

3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

Attaches the plastic bracket to the circuit board.

4
5
6

Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

Secures doors, power cord, racks, and instructions during assembly and shipping.

7

3M™ Damping Foil 2552

Applies to the outside surface of the container to reduce water spray noise.

8

Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

Protects corners during shipping.

9

3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

Attaches stainless steel covering to the frame.

10

3M™ Damping Foil 2552

Applies to brackets to reduce pump motor noise.

11

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive DP420

Eliminates welds.


Shipping/Packaging

1

Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

Protects corners during shipping.

2

3M™ Non-Printed Zip Closure Packing List Envelope NPZ‑XL

Keeps invoices, packing lists, and shipping orders safe and secure throughout the shipping process.

3
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5

Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

Adheres Styrofoam® Brand Spacers to large appliances before shipping, and secures racks, electric coils, power cords, doors, drawers, and shelves during shipping.

6

Scotch® Filament Tape 890RCT

Features very high-tensile strength and an aggressive, modified rubber adhesive to seal basiloid boxes.

7

3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3762 LM

Seals carton boxes.

8

Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 375

Secures a wide variety of boxes and cartons, including recycled corrugate.


3M™ Appliance Assembly Material Solutions

  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP25
    A conformable, gray, double-sided, pressure-sensitive, closed-cell acrylic foam tape.
  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45
    A conformable, double-sided, pressure-sensitive, closed-cell acrylic foam tape with a paper liner.
  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH 160GF
    A permanent bonding solution that can replace traditional mechanical fasteners and liquid adhesives and offers excellent resistance in challenging, high temperature applications (450°F short term).
  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape 4941
    Gray, 0.045 in (1.1. mm) multi-purpose adhesive and conformable acrylic foam core offers a good balance of strength and conformability in high temperatures.
  • 3M™ Damping Foil 2552
    A thermally-conductive, heat-reflective tape that maximizes heating and cooling efficiency and damps vibrations on metal and plastic surfaces.
  • 3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425
    A durable, dead-soft, 4.6 mil (0.12mm) aluminum foil tape with a pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive, resistant to flames, moisture, weather, UV degradation, and chemicals.
  • 3M™ Glass Cloth Tape 361
    Used in applications requiring high-temperature resistance, high adhesion, and a very strong, abrasion-resistant and puncture‑resistant backing.
  • 3M™ Venting Tape 3294
    A pink, 5.0 mil (0.13 mm) non-woven fabric backing with an acrylic adhesive, designed to help keep insulation inside the door and appliance cavities while eliminating voids.
  • Scotch® Clean Removal Filament Tape 8915
    A clear polypropylene backing reinforced with glass yarn filaments with a synthetic rubber resin adhesive.
  • Scotch® Filament Tape 890RCT
    A high-performance tape reinforced with continuous fiberglass yarn with very high tensile strength. The tough, clear polyester backing provides excellent abrasion, moisture, and scuff resistance.
  • Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP
    A high-strength, tensilized polypropylene backing with a proprietary 3M™ pressure-sensitive rubber adhesive that provides superior shear strength and balanced adhesion, clean removal, and stain resistance on surfaces.
  • Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 375
    The top performer in the Scotch® Brand packaging tape line that securely closes a wide variety of boxes and cartons, including those with high recycled content.
  • 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3762 LM
    A 100% solids thermoplastic adhesive with excellent “Hot Tack” that bonds well to corrugated and display materials.
  • 3M™ Non-Printed Zip Closure Packing List Envelope NPZ‑XL
    Designed to withstand the toughest handling conditions, featuring an oil- and water-resistant polyethylene backing with a natural rubber adhesive.

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