3M recently announced its 3M Scotch-Weld™ instant adhesive helped set a Guinness World Record, lifting an 8.1 metric ton (17,857 lbs, 2,990 PSI) forklift in the air for one hour. This successful demonstration set a new world record for the heaviest weight lifted with glue.
The vehicle was suspended from a crane by a steel cylinder 7 cm in diameter, with the two parts of the cylinder secured together with 3M Scotch-Weld Plastic & Rubber Instant Adhesive PR100.

“3M has long been known for its expertise in adhesives,” said Brian Brady, business manager for 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes. “We’re excited that this demonstration proved just how strong and reliable 3M Scotch-Weld instant adhesives can be.”

The vehicle lift was conducted by engineers Jens Schoene and Markus Schleser, Ph.D., of RWTH Aachen University, and was featured on the German television program “Terra Xpress.” Guinness World Records adjudicator Olaf Kuchenbecker witnessed the lift and certified the new record. The previous record was 8.01 metric tons.

For more information or to view video of the lift, visit www.3M.com/instantadhesive.