Designers and engineers increasingly rely on adhesives for improved end-use performance, greater design flexibility, and more efficiency in putting their products together.
Backed with more than 50 years experience in industrial adhesives, 3M continues to meet that demand. In addition to advanced formulations for reliability and versatility, 3M provides application systems to facilitate production, and service to help customers in their selection of the right adhesive for the job.
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Bond object for a cleaner, smoother appearance Cold, UV Light and extreme weather resistant Damps vibrations and wide temperature range resistant Easy handling and dispensing Conformability to irregular surfaces
Double Coated Foam Tapes fill gaps and distribute stress uniformly over the bonded area. Depending on the specific tape, the result is a bond line that seals, cushions and damps vibration, resist impact, withstands a wide temperature range, and provides good insulating qualities.
Removable / Repositionable Tapes feature a "permanent" adhesive on one side.
Double Coated Tapes are engineered with adhesive on both sides of paper, film or tissue. This increases the dimensional stability of the adhesive for easy handling and application.
Adhesive Transfer Tapes are rols of pressure sensitive adhesive pre-applied to a special release liner.
A full range of adhesives with application specific configurations for die-cut laminations, circuit layer assembly, switch spacers, metal dome placement, lead protection, and switch mounting.
Dual Lock Reclosable Fastener invisibly attach access does and panels, signs, display components, and many other frequently removed parts.
Cold or hot temperature resistance
Moisture resistant application
Vacuum lift application
Fully automatic random case sealer
Automatic adjustable case sealer
Pressure sensitive adhesive
High coefficient of friction
Contain no corrosive plasticizer or vulcanizing agent
Easy apply, variety of shape size and colours
Easily apply, bright colour-coding, marking & identification. Residue free, anti abrasion
Transparency with cream removal
High tensile strength, thinner film
Hand tearable, high tensie strength, conformability Residue free, strong waterproof backing resist water, abrasion, moisture & weather.
High thermal conductive
Protect part from flame damage
Solvent, UV resistant
Only a finger’s touch puts a job-matched formulation to work on paper, plastic, cardboard, foam, metal and more. 3M Aerosol Adhesives contain no methylene chloride, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), or 1,1,1-trichloroethane (methyl chloroform) and are California compliant.
This line offers a wide range of choices for contact adhesives applications. Select from bonding ranges, strengths, solids contents and solvent formulations to meet requirements for bonding laminate, foam and more.
Helps keep air, dirt, fuel, cold, heat or other elements in or out, you’ll find formulations from acrylic to polyurethane.
Used as an alternative for mechanical or fusion fastening due to its greater design latitude, cleaner lines, lighter weight, greater durability, less machining and often less cost.
Mixing nozzle will perform to your requirements. With consistent air pressure for easy uniform application, the Duo-Pak cartridge will give you the flow rate needed. Fast, convenient way to simultaneously meter, mix and apply two-part adhesives and potting compounds. System features handy Duo-Pak Adhesive Cartridges that snap quickly into the durable, lightweight EPX applicator. A slight squeeze on the trigger advances the plunger into the cartridge. Accurate measurement and the mixing nozzle provides thorough mixing and precise placement of material. Ideal system for assembly, maintenance and in-field service.
Better void filling capabilities
Good adhesion to aluminum, EPDM, rubber and flexible vinyl
Good resistance to soap solutions and isopropyl alcohol
Fill voids between metal flanges.
3M™ ScotchPad™ Filament Tape Pads are made from 8959 high performance bi-directional filament tape. The pre-cut tape strips are portable and convenient and don’t require dispensers or blades. With good adhesion to a wide variety of surfaces, they are ideal for attaching, hinging, fastening and sealing in many industrial, manufacturing and packaging applications.