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3M Solutions for Automotive Interiors

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Interiors for today and for the road ahead

The vehicle interior is the focal point of tomorrow’s vehicles. Passenger comfort is now passenger experience, whether the vehicle is electrified, autonomous or shared. That means that stunning design is just the start. It means more durable, quieter, safer and more sustainable automotive interiors that complement the vehicles and their occupants.

 

As the manufacturing landscape evolves, design freedom and production efficiencies are essential to automotive interiors. Our solutions can help you optimize package space, and allow you to reliably attach components in more places for new and enhanced interior experiences. We can also help you work better through faster cure times, improved repositionability in a range of environments, more efficient conversion of products through features such as pre-applied adhesives.

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    We're with you wherever you're working

    3M is your science partner in building the future of automotive interiors. We have more than century of experience in the automotive industry, so we understand the challenges in every area of the vehicle interior. Drawing from our multiple technology platforms, we provide an extensive range of solutions – adhesives, tapes, films, acoustic insulation and damping materials to name few. We’re ready to collaborate with you on the materials you need today, and on tomorrow’s solutions that are completely new. Plus, our global presence means we’re ready whenever you are – and wherever you are.

Meeting the challenges in automotive interiors

  • Learn more about bonding & joining

    Bonding and Joining >

    Effectively bond challenging or dissimilar materials in more places inside the vehicle. 3M provides single-coated, double-coated, thin bond and wire harness tapes, hot melts, reclosable fasteners and more.

  • Learn more about thermal management

    Thermal Management >

    To enable passenger comfort and utilize power efficiently, thermal management is a key element in interior design. 3M thermal insulation, engineered films and other solutions are up to the challenge.

  • Learn more about lightweighting

    Lightweighting >

    Creativity without the weight – 3M solutions can enable the bonding of lighter materials in automotive interiors, replace metal fasteners and even allow for the production of plastic parts without heavy fillers.

  • Learn more about NVH

    Noise, Vibration and Harshness >

    3M is solving challenges of managing sound in evolving vehicle platforms – and and expanding our acoustic solutions to meet these new demands. Our Engineered Damping Material (EDM) is just one example.

  • Learn more about design flexibilty

    Design Flexibility >

    Design a premium passenger experience, while keeping cost constraints in mind. Bond without mechanical fasteners. Meet the specific demands of the production line. That’s the freedom to exceed conventional limits in interiors.

  • learn more about light management

    Light Management >

    Our films for effectively controlling light – natural light or light generated from LEDs, LCDs and backlights – make for comfort and a unique experience in the vehicle cabin.

  • Learn more about EMI

    Electromagnetic Interference >

    3M applies decades of electronics experience in the increasingly electronic environment of the vehicle interior. Our shielding, blocking and EMI absorption solutions deliver low and stable contact resistance and maintain consistent performance even in tough environments.

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Step Inside. Our 3M experts are dedicated to collaboration on the best solution for your unique challenges in automotive interiors. Let’s discuss how 3M material science solutions can help you meet your specifications.

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3M can help everywhere in the vehicle

  • With the rapidly-changing trends in driver monitoring and advanced driver-assisted systems (ADAS), there’s never been a more critical time for the ability to mount sensor brackets almost anywhere in the automobile interior. 3M provides strong, reliable adhesive solutions.

  • Helping you create new, exciting driver and passenger experiences - information displays, driver monitoring, head-up displays, vehicle connectivity and more - is just the start. 3M also helps you make them more durable and efficient.

  • From production to the open road, adhesives and tapes from 3M help you express your vision as it’s been designed. Now you can bond trim, brackets, seals where you simply couldn’t before on vehicle exteriors and glass – and bond them more effectively.

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