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Aerospace

The aerospace market is a demanding market. 3M provide solutions for both aircraft manufacturers and subcontractors which are critical for operations.

We supply adhesives specially developed to meet customer specifications. All our production sites are certified ISO 9001 and 14001 and some of them in 9100.

3M guarantee the quality and performance to meet the high demands of this industry.

Solutions for Aerospace

Assembly

Structural adhesive for honeycomb bonding

Composite panels are essential materials in aircraft manufacturing. To reinforce them 3M 2216 Structural Epoxy Adhesive allows the attachment of the honeycomb structure to the composite panel. Flexible and extremely durable, this adhesive provides excellent durability for the most demanding applications.

Assembly of light fittings

3M Scotch-Weld Waterbased Adhesive 30 suits many types of internal cladding. Versatile, resistant and fast, it ensures bonding of parts during maintenance cycles of the aircraft.

Spliced insulation panels

The tape 398FR (FAR 25 certified, Boeing and Airbus certified) can be used to splice insulation panels, in the holds of the aircraft. Thanks to the high tensile strength of glass fibre carrier, coupled with flame retardant properties of acrylic adhesive, this tape is perfect.

Bonding mats

3M™ Double Coated Tapes 9731 has a firm, silicone pressure sensitive adhesive coated on one side of a polyester film carrier and a high performance acrylic adhesive coated on the other side of the carrier.

Masking

Paint masking

Our paper masking tapes are particularly resistant to solvents and high temperatures. The high quality allows easy removal without a trace of boundaries, perfect for precision work and increased productivity.

Noise reduction

Reduced vibration and noise

The application of aluminium tape 435 inside the fuselage of an aircraft significantly reduces vibration and noise in the passenger compartment.

Protection

Protection for chemical cleaning

3M 425 tape has a soft aluminium carrier used to protect aircraft windows during cleaning operations.

Heat reflection

3M offers solutions to protect against heat. For cable protection wrap and heat-deflection of other heat sensitive components in the aerospace and industrial markets 3M™ high Temperature Aluminum Foil/Glass Cloth Tape 363 can be used.

Temporary protection for carpets

By applying the temporary protective film 4F79 on carpets, they are protected from incidents caused during assembly operations or maintenance of aircraft interiors. This film may remain on the ground for one to three weeks depending on the level of traffic. The 4F79 is fire retardant classified.

To discuss any of these applications or your specific requirements please contact us