Push the boundaries of form and function with additive and ingredient technologies from 3M. These advanced materials are used in architectural films and membranes, stain resistant flooring, durable pipes, low-density composites and much more. From the cutting edge of free-form architecture to your backyard patio, 3M technologies help make construction materials lighter, stronger, safer … for facilities that are built to last.
Additives and Ingredient Technologies for the Construction Industry
Stain protection for porous surfaces with 3M™ Stain Resistant Additives and Sealers
Life is messy but cleanup doesn't have to be difficult. 3M™ Stain Resistant Additives and Sealers (PM/SRC) repel both water and oil, to "lock out" the most common stains. 3M PM and SRC products provide excellent stain release characteristics to porous surfaces such as stone, concrete and unglazed tile. These easy-to-use stain protective products can be used on their own, as penetrating sealers, or formulated into a variety of coatings and construction materials, such as grout and caulk. From patios to garage floors, 3M Stain Resistant Additives and Sealers keep high-traffic areas looking their best.
3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoropolymers can be used in fabric coatings and membrane films and offer outstanding mechanical and physical properties that are needed for modern and visionary architecture. They can also be used in film for glass window or door reinforcement or as processing additives to help improve the extrusion and durability of construction materials such as pipes and other extruded profiles.
Product Applications include coatings and films for domes, stadiums, awnings, canopies, greenhouses and more. 3M™ Dyneon™ PTFE for coated glass fabrics offers excellent mechanical properties as well as acoustic absorbancy, durability and virtually "self-cleaning" properties.
3M™ Dyneon™ ETFE for architectural membranes and films offers high transparency (>90% light transmittance) as well excellent UV resistance and weather resistance.
3M™ Dyneon™ Polymer Processing Additives are used widely in extrusion processes to help improve both productivity (increase throughput, reduce cycle time) and product quality (eliminate melt fracture, reduce die lines), particularly in polyolefin extrusion processes.