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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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Appliance Design

Innovative Solutions for the Appliance Industry

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Refrigerators
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  • Instant Adhesive for Plastic & Rubber
    3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

    To prevent movement during foaming, attach vacuum insulation panel with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

    3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

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

    3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape

    Securely attach touch panel with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP. Use 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9471LE for FPC Bonding.

    3M™ VHB™ Tape RP25

    Securely attach logo to front of door with 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP25

    Adhesives & tapes to securely attach glass panels

    Securely attach glass panel to front of refrigerator with 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ PUR Easy Adhesive TS230 or 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

    Scotch® Clean Removal Filament Tape 8915

    Secure door(s) during shipping with Scotch® Clean Removal Filament Tape 8915

    Structural Plastic Adhesive DP8010

    Attach decorative trim to interior surfaces of refrigerator to both high and low surface energy materials, including plastics and metals, with 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Plastic Adhesive DP8010

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure racks, shelves and instructions during assembly and shipment Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9453LE

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

    3M™ Double Coated Tissue Tape 9448A

    For VIP Panel Bonding use 3M™ Double Coated Tissue Tape 9448A

    3M™ Venting Tape 3294

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

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure doors during assembly and shipment with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP.

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure power cord during assembly and shipping with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure drinking water tubing to back of unit with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

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    Refrigerators have become much more than simply boxes to preserve food. Part message board, part entertainment center, part refreshment dispensary, they are the centerpieces of the modern kitchen. That’s why designers are always looking for new ways to make them even more indispensable to consumers. 3M innovations can help.

    Washers

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  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

    Attach handle to glass top with 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

    3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

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

    Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

    Protect the corners during shipping with Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

    3M™ Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant 550 FC

    Assemble glass top to lid bracket for top-load washers using 3M™ Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant 550 FC

    3M™ Press Printable Label Material 7868

    Attach labels securely using 3M™ Press Printable Label Material 7868

    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive DP420
    Neoprene Rubber and Gasket Adhesive
    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure doors and instructions during the assembly and shipping with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure power cord during assembly and shipping with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    3M™ Damping Foil 2552

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

    3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

    Attach decorative trim with 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Threadlocker TL42
    3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

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

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    New energy rules and a major shift from top-loading to frontloading models are changing the game in washer design. Quieter operation, odor-prevention capabilities, steam features and even dust mite elimination are just a few of the latest innovations that designers are building in—with the help of 3M technologies.

    Dryers

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  • 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

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

    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ PUR Easy Adhesive TS230

    Attach trim to edge of glass lid on top-load dryers with 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ PUR Easy Adhesive TS230

    Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

    Protect the corners during shipping with Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

    3M™ Press Printable Label Material 7868

    Attach labels securely using 3M™ Press Printable Label Material 7868

    Neoprene Rubber and Gasket Adhesive
    3M™ Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant 560

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

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure doors and instructions during the assembly and shipping with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

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

    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ PUR Easy Adhesive TS230

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

    3M™ Damping Foil 2552

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

    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive DP420
    3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

    Attach decorative trim with 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

    Nitrile Rubber and Gasket Adhesive
    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure power cord during assembly and shipping with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

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    Dryers have come a long way from their days of doing dirty, dusty basement duty. Now consumers are looking for stylish design, energy efficiency and a host of other features to help make wardrobe management faster and easier.

    Ovens/Cooktops

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  • Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

    Protect the corners during shipment with Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

    3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

    Attach stainless steel bezel to control panel with 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

    3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

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

    3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH 160GF

    Use 3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH 160GF to help assemble metal frame to glass cooktop

    3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

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

    3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH 160GF

    Attach induction cooktop to panel with 3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH 160GF

    3M™ Glass Cloth Tape 361

    Bundle wires with 3M™ Glass Cloth Tape 361

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure racks and instructions during shipment with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

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

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure door(s) during shipping with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH 160GF

    Attach exterior glass window to oven door frame with 3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH 160GF

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure power cord during assembly and shipping with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

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    Despite their history as utilitarian food preparation tools, ovens and cooktops are changing rapidly. From digital touch screen controls to ceramic or glass surfaces and magnetic induction heating, these kitchen necessities are undergoing a renaissance in design limited only by the imagination of designers.

    Dishwashers

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  • 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP

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

    3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9472FL

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

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure doors during assembly and shipping with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    3M™ Damping Foil 2552

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

    Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

    Protect the corners during shipping with Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure power cord during assembly and shipping with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure racks and instructions during assembly and shipping with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

    Attach stainless steel covering to frame with 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

    3M™ Damping Foil 2552

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

    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive DP420

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    Noisy, oversized and clumsy, dishwashers of the past were always more helpful than beautiful. Now a new generation of demanding consumers are forcing designers to give these homely kitchen workhorses a technological makeover. Enter the beautiful, quiet, stylish dishwasher, brought to you in part by 3M technologies.

    Shipping/Packaging

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  • Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

    Protect the corners during shipping with Scotch® Filament Tape 8915

    Non-Printed Zip Closure Packing List Envelopes

    Keep invoices, packing lists and shipping orders safe and secure throughout the shipping process with 3M™ Non-Printed Zipper Closure Packing List Envelopes NPZ-XL

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Use Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP to adhere protective Styrofoam® Brand Spacers to large appliances before shipping

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure racks, electric coils and power cords for shipment with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    Secure doors, drawers and shelves with Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP

    3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3762 LM

    Seal carton boxes with 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3762 LM

    Scotch® Filament Tape 890RCT

    Seal basiloid boxes with Scotch® Filament Tape 890RCT, which features very high tensile strength and an aggressive, modified rubber adhesive

    Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 375

    Securely close a wide variety of boxes and cartons—including recycled corrugate— with Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 375

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    A well-designed appliance deserves a well-thought-out packaging and shipping strategy to help keep it in perfect condition, from the manufacturing floor all the way to your customers’ homes. 3M industrial adhesives and tapes are easy to integrate into your processes and cover every area of your product including surfaces, accessories, accompanying papers, drawers, shelving and more. That means fewer damaged products and more satisfied customers.


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