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Process Solutions

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With 3M, you have access to a broad range of productivity-enhancing technologies, with the convenience of dealing with a single supplier. This not only makes sourcing and record-keeping easier, it can also offer significant process improvements through the use of components designed to work together as integrated systems.

Surface Finishing for Production & Tooling Gelcoats

Surface finishing for gelcoats

Cleaning
Industrial strength cleaners for prepping surfaces for sanding. Designed to remove mold release waxes, dust and other contaminants that can cause scratching. View 3M Cleaning Products in our online product catalog.

Sanding
Industry-leading abrasive technologies, designed to help you achieve your desired finish in less time. View 3M Abrasives in our online product catalog.

Buffing
A complete system of buffing compounds, pads and finishing glazes, designed to give you a high quality finish, in less time. Virtually eliminates swirl marks. View 3M Compounds, Glazes and Buffing Pads in our online product catalog.

Masking

masking tape application

3M offers a production-proven system of tapes, masking papers and films for gelcoat color separation, overspray protection, and other applications. Best-in-class performance on sharp curves. View 3M Masking Products in our online product catalog.

Surface Protection

Surface protection

Durable, clean-removing 3M™ Protective Tapes are designed to conform to virtually any surface to protect against scratching, marring and chipping during production, shipping, storage and installation. Learn more about surface protection products at 3M.com/ProtectiveTape.

Health and Safety

health and safety applications

3M gives you more ways to enhance worker safety and productivity, with a broad range of respirators, eyewear and hearing protection products – engineered for comfort and convenience, to encourage their proper use. View 3M Safety Products in our online product catalog.

Bonding

bonding and sealing

Structural and non-structural strength adhesives and tapes for just about anything you need to bond. These include epoxy, acrylic, and urethane structural adhesives, anaerobic adhesives, hot melt adhesive systems, Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) systems, fast-setting waterbased contact adhesives, aerosol adhesives, and more – available in a broad range of innovative dispensing systems. View Adhesives, Sealants and Fasteners in our online product catalog.

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Industry Links
  • National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA)
  • National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)
  • American Boatbuilders Association (ABA)
  • Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI)
  • International BoatBuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX)
  • American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA)