Growth, Productivity, and Trends

Growth, Productivity, Sustainability, and Trends

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Sustainable Adhesives and Tape

From clean work environments to sustainability practices, Scotch® Tapes - now virtually free of organic solvents - and 3M™ Low VOC Adhesives can contribute to improving your operations and meet your sustainability goals. We're keeping pace with industry trends, such as the increasing use of recycled corrugate packaging - and developing products like our Scotch® RCT box sealing and pouch tapes so get the performance you need while treating the world with greater care.

Sustainability Success Stories

  • Low VOC 3M adhesives help you meet sustainability goals. Learn more.
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  • 3M’s low VOC adhesives are compliant with strict product concentration standards passed by CARB

    St. Paul, Minn. - (April 3, 2017) – New regulations drastically limiting the volatile organic compounds (VOC) admissible in aerosols went into effect on the first of this year. Issued in 2013 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), these strict regulations have greatly reduced the catalogue of spray adhesives permissible under the new guidelines. However, 3M’s range of Low VOC Spray Adhesives are below the current VOC requirements and currently available to the market. 3M’s Low VOC Spray Adhesives give sustainability managers and purchasing agents the peace of mind that they are using high performing, compliant products.

    3M’s GREENGUARD™ Certified and CARB Compliant family of Spray Adhesives includes: 3M™ Super 77™ CA Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive, 3M™ Hi-Strength 90 CA Spray Adhesive and 3M™ Foam Fast 74 CA Spray Adhesive. GREENGUARD Certification ensures a product has met comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor air. 3M’s Low VOC products benefit users with features such as long tack, high peel strength and long bonding range. 3M™ Adhesive Remover- Low VOC <20% and 3M™ Silicone Spray – Low VOC 60% complement the portfolio.

    “Because sustainability is at the crux of 3M’s product innovation, our Low VOC Spray Adhesives are already in alignment with the strict aerosol regulations issued in California,” said Melissa Abney, U.S. Aerosol Adhesive marketing manager for Industrial Spray Adhesives at 3M. “3M’s Low VOC line was developed to offer users the convenience, ease of use and portability of spray adhesives, while lessening the environmental impact.”

    The new aerosol CARB regulations specifically affect VOC content limits for mist spray adhesives and web spray adhesives. Previously, the VOC limit by weight in mist spray adhesives was 65 percent and is now reduced to 30 percent. The new limit for web spray adhesives is 40 percent by weight, decreased from 55 percent. 3M Low VOC Spray Adhesives also meet the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) and Lake Michigan Air District Consortium (LADCO) VOC requirements.

    To learn more about the CARB compliant adhesives from 3M, please visit For additional information on the new CARB regulations, visit

Sustainable solutions.
Sustainable solutions.

As a company serving a multitude of industries in nearly every country on the planet, we recognize the opportunity we have to help you grow your business while solving some of the world’s biggest problems.

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  • Everything you do has an impact on the planet, and we know you want that impact to be positive. That’s why, at 3M, we are focused on seeking solutions that promote energy conservation, clean energy infrastructure and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. We already have several products and technologies that reduce the impact of energy use, promote energy efficiency and help our customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. We’re dedicated to developing and implementing global sustainability concepts for the greatest long-term impact.

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Business Growth Success Stories

  • See how WS Steel grew their business with the help of 3M products
    WS Steel Testimonial
  • Hear how the Freeman team improved efficiencies with 3M adhesive products
    Freeman Customer Testimonial
  • Woodchuck grows with 3M products
    Woodchuck grows with 3M products

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