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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.