For engineers who value design freedom, 3M offers reliable, rapid bond, high strength liquid adhesive solutions that enable reduced assembly time and demonstrate excellent performance in drop tests.
3M Makes Electronics Recycling Easier
At 3M, we develop an extensive collection of diverse products and solutions designed to advance every company and enhance every home across the world. We also understand the importance of maintaining a clean and environmentally sustainable planet. According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, approximately three to four million tons of electronic equipment is recycled every year. That is why 3M is dedicated to making sure we do our part to minimize technical waste while reducing production costs.[+]
To celebrate Earth Day, we told our story about how 3M is helping to increase the rework, repair and recyclability of electronic devices with our 3M™ Thermal Bonding Films and Plastic Bonding Adhesives. By using these materials, manufacturers can help enable the rework, repair and recyclability of mobile devices. In comparison to traditional dismantling processes that employ the use of solvents, 3M electronics bonding solutions enable reduced assembly time and make rework easier, helping manufacturers to fix damaged parts and salvage the device.
Many of today’s consumer electronics including smartphones, laptops and tablets, are subject to short life spans. Consumers are upgrading their mobile devices at a much faster pace creating an increased need for electronics recycling. Our electronics bonding solutions are consistent with 3M’s longstanding commitment to sustainable development and to help customers find innovative ways to remain competitive while decreasing their environmental footprint.
With 3M bonding solutions, manufacturers can also achieve higher Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) criteria ratings. This grants optional points for enabling greater rework and more effective recycling. EPEAT is a comprehensive global environmental registry that helps manufacturers, resellers and consumers identify environmentally preferable electronics.
As a recognized leader in global sustainability, it is our goal to provide our manufacturing partners with solutions that have the future in mind. That’s 3M Innovation at work. Click the link to learn more about 3M’s sustainability initiatives.