Vehicle interiors are evolving to accommodate the transition to autonomous driving and increased shared mobility, requiring -- more durable, replaceable materials, storage compartments, instrument panels, and interactive infotainment centers. Bonding dissimilar materials and the desire for optimizing package space are among the challenges. Tried and true bonding methods such as bolts, rivets and spot welding may not be optimal in these modern interior design challenges.
3M can help, with our extensive experience in the automotive bonding and joining. The result is an ever-growing range of bonding solutions that can also streamline assembly and production. Learn more below.
Featuring pressure-sensitive adhesives that can be combined with a wide variety of interior materials including hard to bond plastics, foam and fabrics, these transfer tapes can add reliability and efficiency almost anywhere in the automotive interior.
Double-sided, acrylic adhesives provide excellent bond to wide variety of substrates including plastics, foam, fabrics and metals. Tape adhesives bond without curing and deliver excellent temperature and environmental resistance.
Replace screws, nails, snaps and rivets with these positive-locking blind fasteners, featuring mushroom-shaped polyolefin stems that snap together in a range of closure strengths. 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners are excellent for service doors, consoles, headliners, wire harnesses, carpets, floor panels, sunroofs and for areas where buzz/squeak/rattle (BSR) is a concern.
Available in low- and high-temperature versions, these heat-resistant adhesives liquify to bond to a variety of substrates, including polyethylene, polypropylene and other plastics. They cool, harden and reach bond strength in seconds, eliminating clamps, fixturing and drying.
Double-sided acrylic sealing tapes feature excellent initial adhesion, heat resistance and durability compared to conventional butyl sealing tapes. They bond to rough or highly irregular surfaces - excellent for headliners, roof lining and impact pads, sunroof trim rings, head impact countermeasures, instrument panels and more.
3M tested the following adhesives to Automotive OEM Interior Specs. The results of the testing are provided in the following information. Products not listed on this document have not been tested to this spec. Additional testing by the converter, tier or supplier is needed to show that parts and adhesives meet such specification. Please carefully read the automotive specification for further information.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.