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 3M Structural Adhesive

3M develops two-part structural bonding that makes production more flexible and vehicles more refined. Material scientists at diversified technology company 3M have achieved a breakthrough in structural adhesives for vehicle body-in-white applications.

 3M Thinsulate

SAE Automotive Engineering International

 3M Blackout Films

High gloss blackout film has helped an Asian vehicle manufacturer lift the perceived quality of its vehicles and make them more competitive in European markets. The cost of change was minimal.

 3M Paint Protection Film

For a UK vehicle manufacturer, protecting low level aerodynamic aids from stone chips had proved costly, both in warranty claims and in rework during assembly. By working with 3M to find and implement a superior solution, first-time quality was significantly improved and warranty issues were reduced.

 3M Structural Adhesive

A simple, low-cost solution to increasing long-term structural rigidity has helped a European vehicle manufacturer reduce squeak and rattle and improve five year warranty performance.

 3M Acrylic Foam Tape

3M has worked closely with a number of vehicle manufacturers to develop a method of attaching weatherstrip seals to the vehicle using 3MTM Acrylic Foam Tape. Benefits include weight reduction, improved sealing and reduced corrosion risk.

 3M Thinsulate

Working with a premium vehicle manufacturer to manage powertrain noise, 3M used its Thinsulate material to match existing attenuation levels while reducing component costs, logistics costs and weight. The move to Thinsulate also ensured easy recycling at end of vehicle life and the weight saving contributed to emissions reductions, both from the vehicle exhaust and throughout the supply chain.

 3M Thinsulate

Asked to help simplify a luggage compartment acoustic pack, 3M used Thinsulate to exceed the cost reduction target while simultaneously minimising waste, simplifying manufacture and improving vehicle refinement.

 3M SuperHub in Poland

Introducing 3M Wroclaw, Poland ........ European Super Hub.