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Preserving the integrity of your aircraft design.

3M polyurethane protection tapes and films enhance corrosion resistance and protect interior components while meeting exacting design and aircraft specifications.


Cabin Protection for Aerospace

Corrosion prevention is crucial, especially in areas like floorboards, where costs can soar sky high – up to $100,000 per aircraft in addition to downtime required to install new floor panels and replace structural beams. Equally important: surface protection for metal, paint, plastic and composite materials, so you can maintain top efficiency during aircraft assembly, and sharp appearance and functionality long afterward. 3M is with you all the way through. Tough, durable 3M polyurethane tapes are designed to perform on floorboards, galleys, entry doors and more. Our tapes can reduce cycle times compared to coatings. They can resist flame, fluid and everything in between. And they’re available in a very broad range of thicknesses to match design requirements and meet aircraft OEM specifications. To learn more about aircraft cabin protection, explore our solutions below.

  • Infographic displaying where 3M products can help with wide area protection and seam sealing.
    Corrosion Protection

    1. Wide area protection

    • Covers large areas of flooring
    • Prevents fluids from reaching floorboards
    • Creates a bathtub effect
    • Protects around transitions, terminations and contoured areas

    Recommended Products:

    3M™ Polyurethane Protective Tape 8663DL
    3M™ Polyurethane Protective Tape 8657DL

    2. Seam sealing

    • Covers the seam between floorboard panels
    • Apply over uncured sealant to speed up routine maintenance checks
    • Transparent so you can visually inspect sealant and fasteners
    • Won’t damage floorboards during removal

    Recommended Products:

    3M™ Polyurethane Protective Tape 8658DL

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    Temporary Protection

    Removable clear polyurethane tape that allows for temporary protection of high value parts from accidental damage during production and maintenance.

    • High conformability to wrap and protect complex shapes
    • Easily trimmed to shape with common shop tools for accurate installation

    Recommended Product:

    3M™ Polyurethane Protective Tape 8547-1

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Need Help Finding the Right Solution?

3M is constantly working to meet the evolving challenges of aerospace industry professionals worldwide. If you need help finding an existing solution or would like to talk about specific ideas you’re working on, get in touch with us, or find a distributor.