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3M offers a broad portfolio of additive and ingredient technologies to help plastics and rubber processors make stronger, lighter, more versatile products. Fluorinated elastomers, thermoplastics and PTFE compounds enhance performance even in aggressive environments; lightweighting and processing additives add desirable properties and improve manufacturing productivity; and 3M's custom compounding services and technical teams provide world-class support.

Advanced Additives and Ingredient Technology for Rubber and Plastic Manufacturing Process Improvement

Shorter injection molding cycle times with 3M™ Glass Bubbles

Shorter injection molding cycle times with 3M™ Glass Bubbles

The cooling period of the injection molding process has a significant impact on manufacturing costs and production capacity. Typical injection molding cycle times are regulated by how long the polymer takes to cool from the melt. The secret to shorter cycle times, therefore, is faster cooling. While additives like talc and glass fiber can help reduce cycle time, they also increase the density of the polymer. 3M™ Glass Bubbles, however, can help plastics processors achieve part weight reduction targets, maintain critical mechanical properties – and produce more parts per hour.

See how 3M™ Glass Bubbles can improve injection molding productivity

3M™ Dynamar™ Specialty Additives enable manufacturing process improvements

3M™ Dynamar™ Specialty Additives enable manufacturing process improvements

Every manufacturing process has its rough spots – sometimes quite literally. Surface roughness, poor mold release, die buildup… these and other production issues can affect throughput and final part quality. 3M™ Dynamar™ Specialty Additives are engineered to improve both performance and processing for a wide variety of polymers – helping rubber and plastic manufacturers smooth their way to higher profits.

Learn more about 3M™ Dynamar™ Polymer Processing Additives

See and hear from 3M customers at NPE 2012See and hear from 3M customers at NPE 2012

See and hear from 3M customers at NPE 2012

Do more to reduce part weight. Do more to improve productivity. Do more to meet unique customer needs and solve your customer problems. Do more to reduce reject parts. Do more to contibute to sustainability.

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SPE TPO - Automotive Engineered Polyolefins show, Oct. 6-9, 2013, Detroit, MI, Booth #26
3M was at booth #26
October 6-9, 2013
Detroit, MI

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