Bonding solutions for manufacturing, maintenance and refurbishment.
Industrial adhesive and tape solutions for interior and exterior designs are vast, offering both bonding and fastening solutions. 3M has adhesive bonding technologies ranging from sprayable adhesives, structural adhesives, hot melt adhesives, bonding tapes and adhesive sealants. Our solutions help speed up your assembly process, increase durability, increase productivity and lighten the load by reducing the number of mechanical fasteners needed.
Our range of 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ structural adhesive products are designed to provide a very high‑strength join between two surfaces with the resulting bond often being as strong as the surfaces they join.
The products are based on epoxy, acrylic or polyurethane chemistry, so are able to cure at room temperature and can be applied at selected points or in a continuous bead. As they are applied using a hand-held or air‑powered dispenser, they are quick and easy to use, ensuring accurate mixing and no wastage.
Our structural adhesive products help achieve permanent, high‑strength bonds with many materials including metals, glass, ceramics, wood, technical plastics and rubbers.
The benefits of designing and building products with 3M Scotch-Weld structural adhesives is that it helps drive product success.
Freedom of design: helps improve aesthetics, reduce weight and noise, and enhance corrosion and fatigue resistance.
Process efficiencies: helps with effective production with quiet, fast and easy manufacturing processes
Low odour advantages: improve your environment with 3M’s low odour structural adhesives
Dispensing options: dispense by hand or with automated equipment
3M offers a wide range of adhesive sealants uniquely positioned to offer a comprehensive line designed for industrial markets.
High quality formulations result in significant advantages that resist yellowing, cracking, chalking, and UV degradation. Precision formulations with proven performance that maintain internal integrity, resulting in long term durability. Adhesive sealants that are reliable and create a secure, high quality bond and seal for a variety of surfaces and applications, indoors and out.
No matter what your choice of 3M adhesive sealants is, you get the same benefits:
Bond lines that bend and flex to hold tight in vibration and seal tight against corrosive elements
Resist yellowing, cracking, bubbling, chalking, and UV degradation for long term reliability indoors and out
Helps save rework time and expense
Resist bleeding and staining finishes
Improved productivity: paintable polyurethanes when skinned, paintable hybrids when wet
Hundreds of reattachments in a snap. Strong and simple to use. 3M reclosable fasteners provide secure fastening with easy access and enhanced gripping for a wide range of applications in speciality vehicle and rail.
Holding power to replace screws, bolts and rivets.
Strong, interlocking mushroom-shaped heads close with a snap, working behind the scenes as an invisible fastener to create a secure fit and smooth lines for improved aesthetics and sleek appearances. Providing the application ease of tape and the durability of a traditional fastener.
Durable – up to 1,000 openings and closings before losing 50 per cent of original tensile strength
Helps reduce vibration
Temperature, moisture and UV resistant
Strong, pressure-sensitive adhesive bonds on contact
Interlocking mushroom-shaped heads have 5 times the tensile strength of hook-and-loop products
Bonding product parts with precision, ease, reliability, and strength requires an approach that breaks the barriers of traditional construction elements.
3M™ VHB™ Tape opens up a world of possibilities virtually eliminating rivets, screws, bolts, and welds whilst improving design construction, aesthetics and productivity. With unmatched strength, these tapes help increase the overall durability and reliability of every product bond.
Demanding strength: disperses stress, dampens sound and vibration
A durable difference: resistance to extreme temperatures, wind, UV rays
Application efficiency: bonds and seals in one step, cuts down prep work, conforms to surfaces. Simple and easy to apply
Improved aesthetics: help enhance your design appearance with a virtually invisible bond
Instant sealing that rolls on fast and looks good:
Sticks on contact to many metals and plastics without dripping, oozing, or clean-up. Increases productivity throughput with no drying time, immediately paintable. Conforms over contours, edges, rivets and screw heads for a watertight seal.
Eliminates caulking guns to buy, clean and store and no empty cartridges for disposal. Looks neat and precise; improved aesthetics. Choice of three colours to match most applications.
Options of two thicknesses offer regular or low profile.
Over time even more extreme advantages become obvious:
Holds securely through sun, rain, snow, and extreme temperature and humidity. Excellent resistance to many common industrial solvents. Stays flexible to compensate for vibration and thermal expansion/contraction.
No cracking or crumbling. Excellent resistance to abrasion and high pressure washing.
Laminating tapes providea thin bond line for improved aesthetics and are available in different formats to aid maximum design flexibility:
Vehicle construction process requires laminating adhesives for multiple applications: Noise and vibration dampening, cushioning and sealing, carpet or flooring bonding, trims attachment and logo / label attachment.
Laminating adhesives bond to dissimilar materials. The specialist adhesive families provide varied advantages:
Broad working temperature range, good to excellent UV and chemical resistance, low VOC / low fogging, plasticiser resistance, removability and repositionability and die-cut friendly tapes for intricate designs.