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Air Barrier Solutions

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    No primer required

    Eliminate the time, materials and mess of primers, which aren't required on most construction surfaces.
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    Extend your building season

    Apply in temperatures as low as 0°F (-18°C) or as high as 150°F (66°C).
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    Weatherproof your project

    Safeguard your building from the weather with materials that are UV-resistant for 12-24 months.
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The 3M Air Barrier Systems

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  • Non-Permeable

    Engineered to help control indoor climate by reducing air leakage and uncontrolled airflow through the building envelope and preventing moisture ingress.

  • Permeable

    Designed to prevent water penetration while allowing your building to breathe.

  • Flashing Accessories

    Designed for multidirectional applications in commercial buildings, enabling fast and easy detailing of windows, doors and penetrations.

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Air Barrier Technical Library

Do you have questions about specifications, how to install or other technical details? Visit the Air Barrier Technical Library.

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Air Barrier Videos

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    3M Non-Permeable Air and Vapor Barriers use advanced technology to reduce air leakage and uncontrolled air flow to have a positive impact on your bottom line. Our high-tack acrylic adhesive enables installation in most weather conditions without the need for staples or other mechanical fasteners. Products are easy to install and UV-resistant so they can be left exposed for extended periods.

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    Vapor Permeable

    3M Vapor Permeable Air Barriers provide a robust solution that are easy to apply and allow your building to breathe while preventing penetration by wind or rain. Our reverse wound acrylic adhesive technology combined with an STPE-based backing reduces labor costs with unmatched installation speeds. Experience the waves of acrylic adhesive.

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    Flashing Accessories

    3M Flashing Accessories protect your building at through-wall penetrations such as windows or doors, and at transition zones. When it comes to protecting your building envelope from vapor and trapped moisture, rely on solutions designed by 3M to withstand punctures and extreme temperature. Our acrylic adhesive technology is compatible with most building materials and sealants. These accessories are ideal for complex penetrations enabling fast and easy detailing.

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    Building Knowledge is your 3M link to explore building envelope systems and products. We point you to how-to videos, technical data and more related to air barrier, fire protection, structural glazing and thermal protection systems and how they work in your building. We’re glad you connected with 3M and we appreciate the opportunity to provide you with additional information about building envelope systems and products.

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