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Automotive Manufacturing Solutions


3M Automotive develops solutions for the automotive industry - vehicle interior solutions (fastening, adhesives, sound absorbing, optical films, car air filters), vehicle exterior products and services (seals and trims, bonding), automotive paintshop solutions and abrasive technology. 3M Automotive solutions make driving safer and more comfortable.  For more detailed information visit our Automotive Solutions website.

3M Interior Solutions
Automotive Interior Solutions

With a broad range of innovative fastening and adhesive technologies, sound absorbing materials, optical films and cabin air filters, 3M can help you to increase driving comfort, reduce noise generation, improve air quality and reduce vehicle weight. Our automotive division offers interior solutions for all areas of the vehicle including: headliner, cockpit, seats, doors, floor systems and luggage compartments. View our Interior Solutions Guide (pdf, 163kb) for more information or find out where to buy.

3M Exterior Solutions
Exterior Solutions

The Automotive division also has a range of products for attaching seals and exterior trim. Our technology for bonding gives you design freedom, reduces weight of mounted components and is an alternative to welding and mechanical fastening.  This provides you higher quality and more cost-effective production. In addition to attachment, 3M offers a wide range of exterior solutions from badging technologies, film products and weight saving materials. Download our Exterior Solutions Guide (pdf, 295kb) for more information.

3M Paintshop Solutions
Vehicle Paintshop Solutions

Let us support you in creating, processing and maintaining flawless automobile surfaces, with a wide product range in:

  • Paint replacement films
  • Paint protection films
  • Paint finishing solutions
  • Cleaning and environmental safety
  • Paint preparation and paint repair.

See the full range of available automotive products in our 3M Paintshop Solutions Guide (pdf, 261kb). Alternatively, find out where to buy.

3M Body in White Solutions
Body in White Solutions

Adhesive technology is gaining importance in vehicle design and vehicle manufacture. 3M products can offer you benefits in numerous applications for joining metal, glass, composites and plastics (including low surface energy polymers). Specifically with:

  • Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH)
  • Vehicle Weight reduction
  • Automobile Corrosion resistance
  • Durability
  • Vehicle Design flexibility

Find information about our automotive design and manufacture solutions in our 3M Automotive Body in White Brochure (pdf, 374kb). Alternatively, find out where to buy.

3M Powertrain Solutions
Powertrain Products

With our products for engine, transmission and chassis we offer you solutions in the areas of exhaust systems, fuel systems and innovative technology. 

3M offers dependable high-tech solutions for mounting ceramic monoliths for both traditional and innovative exhaust systems. 3M mat mounts handle temperature fluctuations over 1,000°C, compensate for the extreme differences in the expansion of metal and ceramics, and protect the sensitive monoliths from jolts and vibrations over the entire service life of the vehicle. View the Powertrain Guide (pdf, 362kb) for more information or find out where to buy.

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