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Bonding Solutions for Construction

Fast assemblies and clean aesthetics for large-scale construction projects.


Quicker, stronger assemblies for your construction projects

Looking to streamline your design process and meet tightening restrictions on building and construction projects? 3M adhesive technology can enable greater design flexibility to:
    • Build without mechanical fasteners such as rivets, screws and welds
    • Increase productivity, strength, and reliability
    • Achieve strong adhesion on a variety of building substrates such as iron, aluminium and plastics

Construction Applications

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  • Gold clubs made with shiny polished metal substrates placed against a moody background.
    Sporting Goods – Metal Gears and Golf Clubs

    3M solutions effectively and conveniently bond low surface energy materials while withstanding stress.

    Relevant Application Group:
    Small joint assembly

  • Rows of solar panels lined up under the hot sun.
    Solar Panel Mounting

    3M solutions' reliable bonding negates displacement and absorbs vibrations while eliminating the need for screws and rivets.

    Relevant Application Group:
    Sealing/Potting and Encapsulating

  • Clinical looking dining furniture such as tables and chairs placed in a high-rise home.

    3M Solutions provide industrial-strength bonds with aggressive tack for high initial grab and minimal drips/bleeds on dissimilar materials.

    Relevant Application Group:

  • Metal gears with grooves and holes lined up on a metalworking table.
    Metal Fabrication

    3M solutions enhance aesthetic appearances while providing high holding power against heavy loads.

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Why choose 3M?
  • Globe icon with human in the foreground, to show global experience.
    40+ Years and 75+ Global Adhesive Specialists

    Having developed adhesive products for over 40 years, we’re here to help you find the perfect adhesive solutions to match your requirements. From tapes to sprays and structural adhesives, our experts engineers work with multiple bonding options regularly. This enables our customers to bring concepts to life while keeping costs in line.

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    35+ Global Application Engineers

    In addition to adhesive specialists, 3M has over 35 global application engineers who offer testing and reporting for customers of all sizes, industries and locations. They can test the strength performance of multiple adhesives on specific substrates under different heat, humidity and force levels.

  • Beaker and test tube icons to show lab research for adhesive solutions.
    3 Global Adhesive Solutions Labs
    Our Global Adhesive Solutions Laboratories in China, Germany and the United States were built to help our customers even further. Here, customers and 3M engineers come together to test adhesive options. Our engineers also work with customers requiring assistance with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and data modelling.

Featured Videos

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    How 3M solutions aid the construction industry
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    User Testimonial: Mr. McGrath (Builder)

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