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General Bonding and Attaching

3M is a leading supplier of tapes and adhesives to the aerospace industry. With a broad range of products from sound dampening foil tapes to flame retardant glass cloth sealing tapes, 3M's advanced selection of tapes and fastening systems for aircraft offer alternative high tech solutions to many of your aircraft bonding and attaching requirements.

3M has a powerful portfolio of tape, spray, and structural adhesives to suit a range of bonding applications.

3M tapes offer diverse aerospace solutions from cargo bay splicing, vibration damping, friction reduction and speciality masking to composite bonding, riveting and thermal shielding. In our portfolio, you’ll find metal foil tapes, glass cloth tapes, polyester and other tapes that can help you meet and resolve many aerospace challenges simply and effectively.

For the bonding of fabrics, textiles and leather to leather or to plastics, our spray adhesives or hot melt solutions are ideal.

Reclosable fastening solutions are the answer for the quick assembly of parts, where traditional screws or clips cannot be used. 3M Dual Lock™ reclosable fasteners combine high holding force with a self-adhesive backing.

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General Bonding

General Bonding

Based on more than 50 years of experience in applications of adhesive technology, 3M is a manufacturer of industrial tapes for a vast variety of applications such as bonding, protecting, masking, enhancing, bundling, shielding, damping, splicing, reinforcing, sealing, and more. Pressure sensitive adhesive tapes are a convenient way to bond materials where the use of adhesives is not recommended.

3M’s range of high performance acrylic foam products with heat activated or standard adhesives durably bond elastomeric components. A key feature is the homogenous bond along the entire bonding surface which guards against moisture, dust, noise and other external influences.

For more details visit our product catalogue.

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Attachment

Attachment

3M offers two ranges of products when fixings need to be repositioned or detached later.

3M™ Dual Lock™ Fastening System is our high strength system, taking hook and loop technology to unprecedented levels of strength and reliability. The mushroom-shaped stems interlock with each other to create a holding strength which is up to 12 times stronger than hook-and-loop fasteners and can be opened and closed 1,000 times without degradation. Dual Lock provides a sleek, smooth recloseable hidden fixing.

With flexible materials such as textiles or foam, 3M’s range of Scotchmate™ Hook and Loop products are ideal. This hook and loop range can be supplied with adhesive or plain backing and provide a simple solution for reducing production time and cost.

For more details visit reclosable fastening systems in the product catalogue.

To discuss any of these issues with a representative of the Aerospace group, please contact us