Your mission is to increase fuel economy. Ours is to provide you with innovative vehicle weight reduction and mass reduction solutions to help you achieve that goal. 3M offers several unique solutions.
Provides a chrome or black finish on plastic exterior trim parts, replacing formed metal, chrome-plated plastic or painted parts. The product can be used to change the appearance of matt or low gloss TPO / EPDM materials used in continuous extrusion processes for a wide range of vehicle exterior components for example:
Glass run channel closures
Belt line moldings
Roof ditch moldings.
Reduced weight to - 16 g/m (10%) versus aluminium.
3M™ Exterior Trim Film products can be used for a number of applications!
Provides exceptional acoustic performance and can help reduce sound transfer through the pillars and channels leading to and from other parts of the vehicle.
Because it is so light, it has potential to help vehicle weight reduction and improve fuel economy. Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation is naturally:
3M™ Thinsulate™ Acoustic Insulation enables more cost effective use of insulation materials. With its higher acoustic performance per unit weight, less Thinsulate is required to achieve the same level of noise reduction when compared to traditional materials.
This highly conformable and easy to recycle material can be used in a wide variety of application areas. An additional benefit is reliable and energy efficient attachment with ultrasonic welding to component parts.
Provide composite bonding across structural, semi-structural and non-structural applications. Highly efficient composite structures are enabled through products that have:
Gap fill and non-sag properties
Exceptional durability and structural performance
The 3M range of body construction adhesives are designed to be compatible with a wide range of substrates and construction processes, ranging from flexible gap filling products to high toughness adhesives for crash critical structures.
3M Automotive adhesives are specifically tailored for automotive usage, offering: