3M, St. Paul, MN, has agreed to acquire Venture Tape Corp., a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes based in Rockland, MA.   ; Venture Tape manufactures tapes used in construction, oil and gas, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), electronics, aerospace, marine and appliance markets. It also provides specialty industrial tapes complementary to 3M's specialty tape product line used in splicing, automotive and automotive aftermarket applications.   ; This acquisition broadens our pressure sensitive adhesive tape platform, brings new channels to 3M, and allows us to expand into adjacent markets such as construction," said Patrick Deconinck, division vice president, 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division.   ; Venture Tape employs 400 people worldwide. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter.