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Continuing Solutions for Internal Combustion Engine Designs (ICE)

  • Like you, we have spent decades helping improve and maximize both the manufacturing and performance of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. 3M™ Friction Shims in the powertrain can help reduce component size and increase performance, while allowing a greater margin for safety. 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoropolymer technology helps OEMs meet regulations for evaporative emissions worldwide. We deliver 3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount and Thermal Insulation materials for higher performance in converters and emission control systems. From one end of the powertrain to the other, 3M helps advance ICE vehicles through a network of application development and testing facilities worldwide.


Propelling ICE engines forward

Internal combustion engines are becoming smaller, but the components driving the powertrain must maintain material strength and increase torque to achieve higher efficiency. Explore how 3M can help you design increasingly powerful powertrains.

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    Acheive Higher Torque

    3M™ Friction Shims answer the demand for maximum power density – enhancing friction to transmit higher loads and enabling more compact, lightweight designs.

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    Reduce Engine Size

    Smaller engines require stronger materials that are stable at high temperatures and create more precise and smoother finishes on parts.

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    Lighten the Load

    ICE vehicles are being designed with smaller, lighter components to achieve higher efficiency. Our Friction Shims allow for higher resistance to rotational and shear forces without adding bolts or increasing component sizes.


ICE Solutions from Engine to Exhaust

Precision. Performance. Efficiency. Explore how 3M can help you maximize your ICE vehicle designs.

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    Emission Control - Evaporative

    3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroplymers are used in parts such as seals, gaskets and hoses that must survive heat, harsh chemicals and bone-crushing pressures. 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomers (FKM) and Fluorothermoplastic (THV) materials allow designers to create low-permeation fuel hoses that help reduce automotive emissions and help meet global evaporative emissions standards, including fast-evolving standards such as China 6 and India’s BS6.

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    Emission Control - Exhaust

    Featuring our 3M™ Interam™ Brand Products, our ICE emission control solutions include intumescent, non-intumescent, hybrid mat mounts and thermal insulation engineered to suit nearly any catalytic converter assembly. All are available with testing resources, concept consultation, in-depth design expertise and technical support throughout all phases of ICE emission control system design and validation.

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    Thermal Management

    Our 3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount and Thermal Insulation solutions include endcone insulation, erosion protection materials and more. We support each solution with complete material and assembly testing capabilities and facilities for gasoline and diesel applications.


Explore 3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount and Endcone Insulation solutions for gasoline and diesel applications

  • 3M™ Interam™ Thermal Insulation materials help OEM and Tier suppliers maximize the performance of close-coupled, manifold-mounted and underbody catalytic converters and Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC), Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) aftertreatment systems.

Light-duty Gasoline Catalytic Converter

Light-duty Gasoline Catalytic Converter with each part highlighted by name

3M™ Interam™ Thermal Insulation 900HT - This versatile insulation is suitable for cold-forming, spin-forming and more. It holds up to compression loading during assembly.

3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount 1801 - Non-intumescent mat mount material provides consistent holding pressure in gasoline and diesel applications with gaps from 3-5 mm.

3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount 1535HT - Non-intumescent needled polycrystalline fiber features low binder content, ideal for narrow gaps in a wide range of mat mount and thermal insulation applications.

3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount 800 -Intumescent mat mount performs under a wide range of temperatures (ambient to 950°C mat monolith interface), making it a cost-effective alternative for heavy-duty diesel or gasoline systems.

3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount 1600HTE - Non-intumescent needled polycrystalline fiber mat mount and insulation is great for ultra-thin wall monoliths, close-coupled, manifold-mounted and diesel systems.

3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount 1650HTG - Non-intumescent needled polycrystalline mat mount and insulation is developed specifically for improved pressure performance in gasoline and diesel particulate filter systems and other demanding applications.

3M™ Interam™ Thermal Insulation 900HT-E - Our 3D-molded endcone insulation is ideal for cold-forming, spin-forming and more. It holds up to compression loading during assembly.

Commercial Vehicle Diesel Catalytic Converter

Commercial Vehicle Diesel Catalytic Converter with each part highlighted by name

3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount 1600HTE - Non-intumescent needled polycrystalline fiber mat mount and insulation is great for ultra-thin wall monoliths, close-coupled, manifold-mounted and diesel systems.

3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount 1650HTG - Non-intumescent needled polycrystalline mat mount and insulation is developed specifically for improved pressure performance in gasoline and diesel particulate filter systems and other demanding applications. 

3M™ Interam™ Thermal Insulation 1250NC - Non-classified, non-intumescent products designed for exterior thermal insulation of emission control systems (DOC, DPF, SCR) and external exhaust tubing.

3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount 800 - Intumescent mat mount performs under a wide range of temperatures (ambient to 950°C mat monolith interface), making it a cost-effective alternative for heavy-duty diesel or gasoline systems.

3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount 7000NC - Non-classified intumescent mat mount with low binder content is designed for larger gaps in DOC, DPF and SCR systems. It performs in a wide temperature range to 750°C.  

3M™ Interam™ Mat Mount 5000NC - Non-classified intumescent mat mount with low binder content is designed for DOC, DPF and SCR systems. It performs in a wide temperature range to 850°C.  

3M™ Interam™ Thermal Insulation 1210NCX- Non-classified, non-intumescent products designed for exterior thermal insulation of emission control systems (DOC, DPF, SCR) and external exhaust tubing.


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