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Roofing


Borough Council – Profiled Roofing Refurbishment, Wrexham - North Wales
Wrexham County Borough Council called upon the services of 3M to address problems on a previously coated, profiled metal roof. Over the years the quality of the structure had degraded considerably due to natural weathering.
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Flooring


Nomad Modular Matting Systems play a vital role in ‘green cleaning’
Many more businesses are now starting to realise the benefits of ‘going green’ – with recycling being the most prevalent. But to make a real difference businesses need to make a further commitment to protecting our environment through such measures as ‘green cleaning’.
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3M Di-Noc Film for Con Zone in the Middle East
Con Zone is a national Ice Cream Chain who are a competitor to Baskin Robins in the Middle East region. They have over 300 retail outlets with 200 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and 100 in different countries from Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman to Sudan, Qatar and United Arab Emirates; soon they plan to expand into new countries like Syria and Lebanon.
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Protection


BP CHOOSES NOVEC 1230 FLUID FOR FIRE PROTECTION
BP, one of the world’s biggest energy companies and a committed champion of environmental protection, has selected 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid for use in its prestigious new commodities trading building in Houston, Texas. The selection of this environmentally responsible fire protection product complements the building’s achievement of Platinum Certification in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) scheme operated by the US Green Building Council.
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Assembly & Fastenings


Getting It Taped - Specifying Adhesive Solutions for Cladding
The debate over the best means to anchor cladding to walls has continued for many years. And while developments in all of the media used for this task mean that they will all largely deliver a reliable result, some specific applications may present a set of challenges that not all of these products may be able to meet – for example where speed is of the essence, appearance cannot be compromised, or the influence of the elements is greater than usual.
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Structural Glazing


Structural glazing application gets it taped
3M’s VHB Structural Glazing Tape offers easier application and faster handling times without the price premium. VHB Structural Glazing Tape from 3M, the diversified technology company, has proven its off-site capabilities in a recent construction project for The Big Yellow Self Storage Company.
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Window Film


Ford Motor Company Improves Employee Comfort While Cutting Energy Costs with 3M™ Scotchtint™ Window Film
Ford Motor Company found it challenging to maintain comfortable temperatures for employees year-round in its 40-year-old headquarters in Detroit, a 12-story building faced almost entirely with glass. Glare from the sun also made it difficult for employees in the building to see computer screens.
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3M™ Night Vision™ Window Film Saves Energy, Improves Views at L.A. Skyscraper
At 62 stories, the AON Center, towering over the sweeping vistas of Los Angeles, is one of the world’s tallest buildings. Built in 1974, the AON Center features windows from top to bottom. To control heat and glare, the building’s management had window film applied to the glass in the late 1980s. But while the film did improve energy efficiency, most window films at that time had one serious flaw—eventually they acquired an unwelcome purplish tint. Almost two decades later, the AON Centre was due for a facelift.
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Electrical & Telecomms


The Inside Track on Network Rail’s PSU project
The Power Supply Upgrade (PSU) project carried out by Network Rail over the past three or four years has truly been on a grand scale. It was the largest electrical supply project in Europe at the time and the biggest electrification project in Britain’s railways for well over fifty years, costing over 500 million pounds. More importantly, it has been considered a resounding success.
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Data Communications - University of Brighton Gets Top Grade with 3M Structured Cabling

The University of Brighton has gone from having a 1-in-10 failure rate in connection sockets on its structured cabling networks, “to having probably one of the most reliable structured cabling installations of any university in the country” in the opinion of Charles Wordingham, Data Communications Engineer at the university.


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Asset Management


What’s underground - FAA, Atlanta International share lessons learned with latest runway project.
A new 9,000-foot runway at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta was officially commissioned in May. This runway, said to be one of the most complex structures of its kind in the world, spans a major interstate highway and includes an 18.5 million cubic yard embankment. Here, FAA and airport officials share some insights learned along the way when it comes to putting in underground systems that can be easily traced.
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