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Your partner in building smarter

Meet your toughest challenges and build protection into your projects – 3M can help.

Simplify your most complex challenges

  • Extreme weather. Stricter code requirements. Difficult deadlines. It’s clear your job is more challenging than ever – but problem-solving is 3M’s business. We make smart solutions by applying the best of materials science to your toughest construction challenges. By partnering with 3M for building protection, you’ll have the resources you need to build smarter.


What are your job site challenges?

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    Weather and environmental conditions

    Extreme temperatures, fierce winds, passing rainstorms, UV exposure, long-term environment – you need to make decisions about all kinds of conditions on your job site. You also need options that can be applied in different conditions as well as protect the project through other construction phases. 3M can help. Our experience with adhesives and materials helps us provide products that can be applied through changing weather conditions and hold up against the long-term environment of your building locale.

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    Project Complexity

    Construction continues to grow more complex. Architectural programs, local codes and day-to-day logistical and engineering challenges become more sophisticated and technically rigorous, in addition to the traditional challenges of scheduling the right people and finding training. 3M can help you meet those complexity challenges with products that are easy to apply, go on quickly and are flexible enough to handle the wide range of situations you meet on the job site. Our adhesives expertise helps us create products that stick reliably to most building substrates, and our firestop experts can provide Engineering Judgements for unique situations.


Products to help you build in protection

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    Controlling the flow of air and moisture in and out of the building helps keep long-term HVAC costs down as well as reducing the incidence of mold or other problems that can be much more expensive to mitigate later. 3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier products come in lightweight rolls for easier handling and can be applied without priming in a wide range of temperatures. Our flashing, seaming and sealing products are similarly easy to work with to seal through penetrations.

  • Image of ductwork labeled “Lab Exhaust” and wrapped in a 3M fire barrier

    Fire barriers resist the spread of fire for critical minutes to give occupants more time to get to safety. Our experts have been at the forefront of fire protection since the industry began, and we understand how important it is to make 3M firestop products easy to apply. We apply science to create new products that stick to more substrates in more situations, and when you come across new situations we can also provide Engineering Judgements that help clarify expected performance.

  • Image of external rooftop ductwork wrapped with an insulation moisture barrier

    Insulation around pipes and ducting helps reduce the loss of heat or cooling to the environment, but the insulation can also be damaged, either directly or by condensation. 3M Insulation Moisture Barriers provide a vapor seal to prevent moisture from entering and condensing to damage insulation as well as providing protection against weather or harsh chemical environments that pipes or ducting may pass through. These products not only perform reliably through temperature extremes, they’re easy to apply with minimal equipment.


Learn more about tackling your construction challenges with 3M

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Learn more about tackling your construction challenges with 3M

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Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at 1-800-831-0658.

Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at 1-800-831-0658.

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