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3M in Appliances

Innovative Solutions for the Appliance Industry

3M helps appliance manufacturers build household appliances that are stronger, lighter and more cost effective. Our advanced tapes and adhesives are used throughout the industry to reduce dryer noise and vibration, bond windows in oven doors, stabilize refrigerator coils, secure HVAC insulation, attach membrane switches to microwaves, and more. For assembly, attachment, identification, noise reduction and protection applications, we offer solutions to meet stringent appliance performance requirements.


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Innovative Solutions for the Appliance Industry

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  • Refrigerator & Freezer

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    Refrigerator & Freezer

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Securely attach logo to front of door with 3M™ VHB™ Tape 4932

Securely attach logo to front of door with 3M™ VHB™ Tape 4932

Securely attach glass panel to front of refrigerator with 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ PUR Easy Adhesive TS230

Securely attach glass panel to front of refrigerator with 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ PUR Easy Adhesive TS230

Secure heavy doors during shipment with Scotch® Filament Tape 8916V Clean Removal

Secure heavy doors during shipment with Scotch® Filament Tape 8916V Clean Removal

Secure power cord to back surface.
Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

Secure power cord to back surface.
Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

Prevent movement during foaming, attach Vacuum Insulation Panel.
3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 467MP

Prevent movement during foaming, attach Vacuum Insulation Panel.
3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 467MP

Keep foam from escaping through access holes during foaming process.
3M™ Venting Tape 3294

Keep foam from escaping through access holes during foaming process.
3M™ Venting Tape 3294

Securely attach cooling coils to inner surface before foaming.
3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

Securely attach cooling coils to inner surface before foaming.
3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

Before shipping, secure shelves and drawers inside refrigerator.
Scotch® Filament Tape 8915 Clean Removal

Before shipping, secure shelves and drawers inside refrigerator.
Scotch® Filament Tape 8915 Clean Removal

Secure racks during shipment.
Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

Secure racks during shipment.
Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

Attach decorative trim to plastic drawers and shelves.
3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9453LE

Attach decorative trim to plastic drawers and shelves.
3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9453LE

Secure drinking water tubing to back of unit.
Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

Secure drinking water tubing to back of unit.
Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

  • Oven & Cooktop

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    Oven & Cooktop

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Secure racks for shipment with Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

Secure racks for shipment with Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

Secure power cord for shipping with Scotch® Filament Tape 8916V Clean Removal

Secure power cord for shipping with Scotch® Filament Tape 8916V Clean Removal

Attach glass touch panel to circuit board.
3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attach glass touch panel to circuit board.
3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attach plastic bracket to circuit board.
3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

Attach plastic bracket to circuit board.
3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

Control heat flow using a thermal barrier inside oven doors.
3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

Control heat flow using a thermal barrier inside oven doors.
3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

Help assemble metal frame to glass cooktop.
3M™ VHB™ Tape 4655

Help assemble metal frame to glass cooktop.
3M™ VHB™ Tape 4655

Keep oven door closed during shipment.
Scotch® Filament Tape 8916V Clean Removal

Keep oven door closed during shipment.
Scotch® Filament Tape 8916V Clean Removal

Attach exterior glass window to oven door frame.
3M™ VHB™ Tape 4655

Attach exterior glass window to oven door frame.
3M™ VHB™ Tape 4655

Secure electric coil burners for shipment.
Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

Secure electric coil burners for shipment.
Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

  • Clothes Washer

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    Clothes Washer

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Protect control panel surface during shipment.
3M™ Polyethylene Protective Tape 2105C

Protect control panel surface during shipment.
3M™ Polyethylene Protective Tape 2105C

Attach glass touch panel to circuit board.
3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attach glass touch panel to circuit board.
3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attach trim to edge of glass lid on top-load dryers.
3M™ VHB™ 4945

Attach trim to edge of glass lid on top-load dryers.
3M™ VHB™ 4945

Attach washer housing to frame.
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Threadlocker TL42

Attach washer housing to frame.
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Threadlocker TL42

Reduce noise in operation.
3M™ Damping Foil 2552

Reduce noise in operation.
3M™ Damping Foil 2552

Seal seams in the drum assembly.
3M™ Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant 560

Seal seams in the drum assembly.
3M™ Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant 560

Attach insulation to inner walls.
3M™ Fastbond™ Insulation Adhesive 49

Attach insulation to inner walls.
3M™ Fastbond™ Insulation Adhesive 49

  • Clothes Dryer

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    Clothes Dryer

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Attach glass window to door frame with 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ PUR Easy Adhesive TS230

Attach glass window to door frame with 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ PUR Easy Adhesive TS230

Secure door for shipment with Scotch® Filament Tape 8916V Clean Removal

Secure door for shipment with Scotch® Filament Tape 8916V Clean Removal

Attach plastic trim to front of unit with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

Attach plastic trim to front of unit with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

Seal seams in the drum assembly with 3M™ Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant 560

Seal seams in the drum assembly with 3M™ Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant 560

Reduce noise with 3M™ Damping Foil 2552 applied to outside surface of dryer drum

Reduce noise with 3M™ Damping Foil 2552 applied to outside surface of dryer drum

Attach glass touch panel to circuit board with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attach glass touch panel to circuit board with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Protect control panel surface during shipment with 3M™ Polyethylene Protective Tape 3125C

Protect control panel surface during shipment with 3M™ Polyethylene Protective Tape 3125C

Control heat from blower assembly with 3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

Control heat from blower assembly with 3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

  • Dishwasher

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    Dishwasher

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Secure racks for shipment with Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

Secure racks for shipment with Scotch® Strapping Tape 8898

Secure door for shipment with Scotch® Filament Tape 8916V Clean Removal

Secure door for shipment with Scotch® Filament Tape 8916V Clean Removal

Reduce pump motor noise with 3M™ Damping Foil 2552 applied to bracket

Reduce pump motor noise with 3M™ Damping Foil 2552 applied to bracket

Protect front surface during shipment with 3M™ Protective Tape 25A825

Protect front surface during shipment with 3M™ Protective Tape 25A825

Attach glass touch panel to circuit board with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attach glass touch panel to circuit board with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

Attach plastic bracket to circuit board with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

Attach plastic bracket to circuit board with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

Reduce water spray noise with 3M™ Damping Foil 2552 applied to outside surface of container

Reduce water spray noise with 3M™ Damping Foil 2552 applied to outside surface of container

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