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Truck and Trailer Manufacturing

3M’s comprehensive range of adhesives, sealants and tapes offers the truck industry both internal and external joint design solutions for structurally bonding and sealing components. Specialist adhesives can also be provided for bonding insulated sandwich panels for wall, floor and roofing components in trailers. These solutions can 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.) and the refinishing required to provide an aesthetic finish on welded joints.

Solutions for Trucks & Trailers


1) Roof Bonding

Bonding metal roof skins to truck body frame with 3M VHB Acrylic Foam Tapes, 3M Scotch-Weld Structural Adhesives and 3M Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesive Sealants.

2) Overlap Seam Bonding

Bonding overlap seams of metal skins of truck bodies with 3M VHB Acrylic Foam Tapes.

3) Panel Bonding

3M VHB Acrylic Foam Tapes and 3M Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesive Sealants.

4) Direct Glazing

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

5) Mirror Glass Bonding

Bonding exterior mirror glass to the mirror housing bezel with 3M Double Coated Foam Tapes.

6) Visor Fabric Bonding

Bonding fabric to sun visor in truck cabs with 3M Scotch-Weld Waterbased Adhesives.

Solutions for Trucks & Trailers


1) Wall Panel Attachment

Attach interior wall & ceiling panels to inside metal truck cabs with 3M Dual Lock Reclosable Fasteners.

2) Nameplate Attachment

Bonding of nameplates to truck body with 3M Double Coated and Transfer Tapes.

3) Ceiling Insulation Attachment

Attaching foam insulation to ceiling of truck cab prior to headliner installation with 3M ATG Transfer Tapes.

4) Instrument Graphic Attachment

Attaching screen printed polycarbonate instrument cluster with 3M Laminating Adhesive Transfer Tapes 200MP.

5) Reflector Attachment

Attaching reflectors to the trailer sides with 3M Double Coated Foam Tapes.

Solutions for Trucks & Trailers


1) Warning Label

Attaching warning label on trailer with 3M Label Material 7931.

2) Wire harness Label

Tracking labels on wiring harnesses used in truck cabs utilize 3M Label Material 7872.

3) Warning Label

Attaching warning label on truck bodies with 3M Label Material 7931.


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