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Interior Assembly for Specialty Vehicles

While travel trailers, fifth-wheel travel trailers, motorhomes, RVs, box trucks, delivery trucks, refrigerated trucks, and emergency vehicles have a wide range of functionality, all specialty vehicles are loaded with heavy equipment and precious cargo. When manufacturing these vehicles, it is important that the interior is not overlooked as it is responsible for safely delivering goods from point A to point B. As materials and interiors evolve, 3M bonding and joining materials continue to offer design flexibility for the interior of your specialty vehicle, backed by a brand you can trust.

Interior Structure

  • As trucks and other vehicles on the road become increasingly advanced, the number of wires needed to perform their functions also increases. This makes the wiring and wire harnesses a critical component of the vehicle. 3M products help you to ensure proper organization of wires, while still allowing for increased interior design flexibility.

  • Insulation that provides thermal and acoustic absorption is an important element to consider when designing your specialty vehicle. 3M double-sided tape and insulation adhesives serve as an alternative to mechanical clips, bonding a range of fabrics and insulation materials to a range of substrates. Our permanent bond provides fast results to keep projects moving ahead.

  • Attach door and wall panels in truck cabs, cargo and horse trailers, using 3M sealants for a firm, tough and water-resistant seal that is easily applied. For flexible ease and a strong hold, use 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners or 3M™ VHB™ Tapes to replace bulky stainless-steel mechanical fasteners and streamline your specialty vehicle design by lessening volume and achieving superior aesthetics.

    Eliminate rivets and screws that can loosen, rattle and leak. Keep sides smooth for decals while damping vibration for a quieter ride.

  • Easily fasten headliner and ceiling panels in over-the-road truck cabs, buses, ambulances and recreational vehicles with our innovative fastening solution 3M™ Reclosable Fasteners.

  • With quickly changing customer preferences, including sleeker design and energy efficiencies, design engineers are challenged to do more with fewer resources. Offering unrivaled design flexibility, 3M's structural adhesives, foam tapes, and reclosable fasteners will help you to ensure you have the right solution whether you are looking for a permanent bonding solution or a removable alternative to mechanical fasteners. Converters also offer infinite custom configurations of our trusted products to assure you have the specific ready-for-manufacturing format you need.

Interior Finishing

  • 3M offers a variety of adhesives for adhering floor coverings. These solutions meet performance requirements while also addressing common production concerns like increased speed, VOCs and flammability.

  • When attaching mirrors and other internal fixtures to your specialty vehicle, you need a high-strength and durable solution that will last. 3M™ VHB™ Tape can replace mechanical fasteners (rivets, welding, screws), creating a fast and easy-to-use permanent bonding method that is virtually invisible.

  • Achieve strong environmental and chemical resistance with a quick and fast application of tape or adhesive for gasket attachment. 3M tapes, adhesives, sealants and reclosable fasteners offer a range of options for gasket attachment that is sure to provide a strong hold regardless of the specific application. Be confident you are finding the right product for your project with converters that take our adhesive technology and turn it into custom converted parts that are a perfect fit for your design.

  • 3M offers tapes and insulation that can help decrease engine sounds and vibrations for a more comfortable ride.

  • Attach cushioning panels in an ambulance or bus or removable seat cushions in other specially vehicles using 3M™ Hook and Loop Reclosable Fasteners. Achieve a clean, smooth “behind the scenes” hold for aesthetic improvements with flexibility to fit your designs- even in the most constricted areas.

Safety Products for Interior Assembly of Specialty Vehicles

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  • For all employees working on the interior assembly of specialty vehicles, appropriate eye protection should be worn where needed. With 3M’s many eye protection options, including SecureFit™ safety glasses, featuring our premimum Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog coating, you can help ensure your workers have appropriate eye protection.

Specialty Vehicles Support

Our technical service representatives are available to assist customers in using 3M products in the most effective way possible. They can help you with employee training as well as consultations regarding product efficiency, automated solutions and other issues related to 3M products.