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Rail Industry

3M’s comprehensive range of adhesives, sealants and tapes offers the rail industry both internal and external joint design solutions for structurally bonding and sealing components. These solutions can also reduce weight, noise, vibration, cost and improve productivity by removing the requirement for mechanical fasteners (screws, bolts, rivets, etc) and their associated preparation (drilling/punching holes, assembly tools, etc.) They can also replace welding and the refinishing work frequently required to provide an aesthetic surface finish after welding.

Solutions for Rail

1) Interior Rail Car Construction

Bonding interior panel components and attaching panel to wall with 3M VHB Acrylic Foam Tapes or 3M Scotch-Weld Epoxy Structural Adhesives.

2) Light Cover Assembly

Bonding light cover to rail car ceiling with 3M VHB Acrylic Foam Tapes.

3) Floor Bonding

Bonding floor coverings to metal or wooden panels with 3M Scotch-Weld Epoxy Adhesive 7231 or 3M Sprayable Hybrid Sealant.

4) Exterior Metal Skin Bonding

Bonding exterior side skins and panels to the frames of railway carriages with 3M Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesive Sealants.

5) Direct Glazing

Bonding of windows and windscreens with 3M Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesive Sealants.

6) Structural Bonding

Flame retardant adhesive for bonding train doors. Structural bonding is required to bond external metal sheets to internal honeycomb panel and door structure with 3M Scotch-Weld Structural Adhesive 7240 and 7260.

Solutions for Rail

1) Attachment of anti-squeak pads

Attaching neoprene anti-squeak pads between interior panels and frame cross members with 3M Laminating Adhesive Transfer Tapes.

2) 3M Products for Signage

Attaching nameplates to rail cars with 3M VHB Acrylic Foam Tapes.

3) Panel Attachment Systems

Attaching interior ceiling and wall panels to rail car structure or roof frame with 3M Dual Lock Reclosable Fasteners.

Solutions for Rail

1) 3M Protective Tapes for Metal Substrates

3M Protective Tapes 25A12 and 25A25 are applied to metal parts for protection in shipping, handling and assembly.

2) Window Protection

Protecting the interior of train windows from intentional scratching and vandalism with 3M Scotchgard Multi-Layer Protective Film 1004.

3) Surface Protection

Temporary protection of interior panels, furniture and glass in trains with 3M Protective tapes 5504A-UV, 8009RX, 10039A or 8015RX.

Solutions for Rail

1) Underbody sealing

Sealing and protection of underbody of vehicles with 3M Sprayable Hybrid Sealant.

2) Dampening Coating

Absorb noise and vibration using 3M Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesive Sealants.

3) Roof sealing

Sealing of roof bows with 3M Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesive Sealants.

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