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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
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™ 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™ 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™ 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

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

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

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

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

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™ 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™ 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

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 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 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

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™ 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

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

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™ 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™ Press Printable Label Material 7868

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

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive DP420
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive DP420
Neoprene Rubber and Gasket Adhesive
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 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

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™ 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™ VHB™ Tape RP45

Attach decorative trim with 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

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

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

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™ 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

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

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

3M™ Press Printable Label Material 7868

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

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

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

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

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™ 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™ 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™ Damping Foil 2552

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

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

Attach decorative trim with 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

Attach decorative trim with 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

Nitrile Rubber and Gasket Adhesive
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

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

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™ 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™ 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™ 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™ 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™ 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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® 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 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

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™ 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™ Damping Foil 2552

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

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive DP420
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

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

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

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 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

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

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® 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

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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