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Commercial & Speciality Vehicle

Commercial, Speciality Vehicle & Rail

The transportation vehicle market is experiencing shifting trends in consumer preferences and environmental changes which is creating a need for innovation in manufacturing processes.
3M's industrial design solutions look to solve challenges in light-weighting and multi-material bonding. We also provide the commercial, speciality vehicle and rail industry with internal and external joint design solutions for structural bonding and sealing components.
Our offering comprises of a range of innovative industrial tapes and adhesive solutions - designed to turn your ideas into reality.

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Lightweighting

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Multi-Material Bonding

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Latest multi-material bonding stories


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