V-Clip System Hangs Panels Fast with 3M Tape

By Bill Esler | Posted: 11/05/2013 1:46PM


Monarch Metal has released a new hanging system for mounting HPL(high pressure laminates), phenolic, glass and ACM (aluminum composite material) panels. Monarch’s engineering team worked with 3M and the major HPL panel manufacturers to devise a system that would reduce labor and installation time. Monarch’s MFTAPE system includes two strips of 3M’s high strength VHB Architectural Panel Tape when shipped.

To install, you prepare the surface, peel and stick the Monarch profile on the back of the panel and the panel is then ready to engage with the Monarch Z clip that has been mounted on the wall.

When installed correctly, says Monarch Metal, each lineal foot of the MFTAPE system can support 7.5 pounds in shear, using a 5X safety factor. To increase load bearing capacity, you add additional lengths of the MFTAPE system as appropriate.

The MFTAPE system can be used with non-porous substrates such aluminum composite panel, as well as the as HPL phenolic and glass panels. The product is available in 12 foot lengths and pairs with the standard MF375 Monarch extrusions.

V-Clip is a companion piece to Monarch's Z-Clip, released earlier this year.


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