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  • 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens for HPHT open hole applications (PDF, 6.8 MB)

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    Wintershall Dea's success in unlocking maximum oil production capacities. Our highly erosion-resistant and cost-effective sand control solution mitigates risks, optimizes production, and achieves maximum field capacity. Wells produce up to 4.5 MSM3/Day with 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens.

    December 1, 1901 Oil & Gas White Papers,View All 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens for HPHT open hole applications (PDF, 6.8 MB)
  • Webinar: Beyond fillers - Tiny Bubbles Delivering Big Impact

    03/11/2021 10:00 11th March 2021 - 10.00
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    Paint is your first line of defence against wind, rain, or sun. Prolonged exposure to the elements puts the durability of any paint or coating to the test. Our varied climates challenge formulators to maintain integrity, reduce cracks and algae growth, whilst also delivering moisture management and solar reflectivity.

    December 1, 1901 Construction Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White Papers,View All Webinar: Beyond fillers - Tiny Bubbles Delivering Big Impact
  • Demystifying 3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Fibers and Textiles

    03/12/2023 10:00 11th March 2023 - 10.00
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    Save time and safeguard your equipment in extreme high-temperature environments.

    Materials used in industrial furnaces are regularly subjected to thermal shock, corrosive conditions, and threaten to respond with potential unintended catalytic reactions. Learn to select materials that extend equipment lifespan and provide effective heat protection.

    December 1, 1901 Demystifying 3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Fibers and Textiles Demystifying 3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Fibers and Textiles
  • Webinar: Sand Control Assessed

    03/11/2021 10:00 11th March 2021 - 10.00
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    Take a deep-dive into unlocking your well's production potential with 3M and Shell experts. The pivotal role sand control plays on the performance of wells is highlighted in two case studies on high- or low-cost well environments. Assess the commercial and technical viability of 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens at the design phase of your specific project.

    December 1, 1901 Oil & Gas Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White Papers,View All Webinar: Sand Control Assessed
  • White Paper: Renovation Wave (PDF, 895 KB)

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    Only one percent of the building stock in Europe is currently energetically renovated every year - too little to achieve the climate protection goals. The European Commission has therefore launched the “Renovation Wave” initiative, with the aim of at least doubling the renovation rate in the next ten years. Our white paper provides information on the background, priorities and measures.

    December 1, 1901 Construction Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White Papers,View All White Paper: Renovation Wave (PDF, 895 KB)
  • Webinar: Sand Control Simplified

    03/12/2022 10:00 12th March 2022 - 10.00
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    Do current sand control practices used in oil and gas production contribute enough to meet productivity targets and energy policies? Our 3M experts will explain how 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens can eliminate the need for complex sand control methods.

    December 1, 1901 Oil & Gas Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White Papers,View All Webinar: Sand Control Simplified
  • White Paper: 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens White Paper Catalogue (PDF, 281 KB)

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    Dive a little deeper and explore the proven technology of 3M Ceramic Sand Screens within our White Paper Catalogue.

    December 1, 1901 Oil & Gas Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White Papers,View All White Paper: 3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens White Paper Catalogue (PDF, 281 KB)
  • Case Study: Wintershall Dea (video, 3:02)

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    Learn about the development and deployment of an open hole application for Wintershall Dea at the Dvalin field in Norway. 4 wells, including 3 vertical and 1 horizontal well were successfully completed and tested to target production rates.

    As well as the video, we also have a PDF Case Study (PDF, 92.3 KB).

    December 1, 1901 Oil & Gas Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White Papers,View All Case Study: Wintershall Dea (video, 3:02)
  • Case Study: Protecting the Aesthetics of a Historic Building in Mallorca (PDF, 587 KB)

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    When it came to choosing the right paint, architect R. Weber turned to Solance and Solar produced by paint manufacturer Maxit®. The exterior paint has special properties thanks to the addition of 3M™ Glass Bubbles that make it able to deal with extreme humidity and high solar irradiation.

    December 1, 1901 ,Construction Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White Papers,View All Case Study: Protecting the Aesthetics of a Historic Building in Mallorca (PDF, 587 KB)
  • Case Study: Keeping Buildings Cool as Temperatures Rise (PDF, 371 KB)

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    With average temperatures rising and more frequent heatwaves, a barrier against solar radiation is needed to protect façades and keep buildings cooler in hot climates. Explore how paint manufacturer CERABRAN® created a new exterior coating that keeps buildings up to 4 °C cooler.

    December 1, 1901 ,Construction Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White Papers,View All Case Study: Keeping Buildings Cool as Temperatures Rise (PDF, 371 KB)
  • Case Study: An External Paint Formulated to Reduce Energy Use and Repel Dirt (PDF, 416 KB)

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    Using a calibrated formulation of the finest raw materials, including 3M™ Glass Bubbles, Italian paint manufacturer Resinacolor has created a revolutionary heat-reflective and self-cleaning paint.

    December 1, 1901 Construction Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White Papers,View All Case Study: An External Paint Formulated to Reduce Energy Use and Repel Dirt (PDF, 416 KB)
  • Case Study: A Mix and Match Paint System to Drive Energy Efficiency (PDF, 635 KB)

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    Microreflex is a complete new internal and external coating system from Italian manufacturer Chiraema that has been formulated using 3M™ Glass Bubbles to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and reduce condensation.

    December 1, 1901 ,Construction Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White Papers,View All Case Study: A Mix and Match Paint System to Drive Energy Efficiency (PDF, 635 KB)
  • Automotive Training and Webinars

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    In an industry where new and unconventional methods can quickly become game-changing solutions, keeping up with developments in technology is essential. Engage with experts as they talk about how our latest innovations can help you face future automotive demands with confidence.

    December 1, 1901 Automotive Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White Papers,View All Automotive Training and Webinars
  • Video: Paints and coatings with 3M™ Glass Bubbles

    Renovation is an important task for stock buildings in Europe to enhance our carbon footprint. Your work is not done after applying new insulation to your house - colour and paint must not only have visual impact, but can improve your well-being and energy consumption. Enhance your renovation project with Glass Bubbles in paints and coatings. Watch how.

    December 1, 1901 Construction View All Video: Paints and coatings with 3M™ Glass Bubbles Video: Paints and coatings with 3M™ Glass Bubbles
  • Video: The potential to revolutionize construction: 3M™ Glass Bubbles - The future of thermal insulation

    Lightweight and strong these borosilicate glass spheres have impressive thermal insulation properties. Sprayable plaster incorporating 3M Glass Bubbles can reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint. Watch the video to witness.

    December 1, 1901 Construction View All Video: The potential to revolutionize construction: 3M™ Glass Bubbles - The future of thermal insulation Video: The potential to revolutionize construction: 3M™ Glass Bubbles - The future of thermal insulation
  • White Paper: Solar Heat Reflection in Roof Coatings (PDF, 509 KB)

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    The growing building market drives higher electricity demand for cooling in warmer regions. Coatings companies seize opportunities to explore solar heat reflective coatings, combating rising energy costs. Discover energy-saving potential in our whitepaper, comparing 3M™ Glass Bubbles to conventional fillers in acrylic elastomeric roof coatings.

    December 1, 1901 Construction Upcoming Webinars,On Demand Webinar,White papers,View All White Paper: Solar Heat Reflection in Roof Coatings (PDF, 509 KB)
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