Adhesives and sealants engineered with advanced chemistries for bonding, filling, sealing, waterproofing, and more. These solutions provide an alternative to rivets, screws, bolts and welds for tough industrial applications.
The adhesive is ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization compatible and compliant with ISO 10993 parts 5 and 10.
June 24, 2021
3M recently announced its latest addition to a new class of silicone adhesives that reportedly balances strength, flexibility, and comfort—the 2484 3M™ Single Coated Medical Film Tape with Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive on Liner.
A new adhesive for wearable medical devices enhances patient comfort while providing engineers confidence about wear duration.
May 3, 2021
Acrylate and silicone have dominated the medical adhesives market for years. However, the adhesives currently available often require device engineers to choose between strength and wear duration, or comfort and pliability.
3M is aiming for a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, an 80% reduction by 2040, and 100% carbon neutrality in its operations by 2050.
March 1, 2021
3M recently announced it expects to invest approximately $1 billion over the next 20 years to accelerate new environmental goals: achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, reduce water use by 25% at its facilities, and return higher quality water to the environment after use in manufacturing operations.
Historically, about one-third of 3M’s annual sales come from products created in the past five years, so the impact is expected to expand greatly with each successive year.
September 16, 2020
3M recently announced that each 3M product entering the new product commercialization process will include a Sustainability Value Commitment that demonstrates how it drives impact for the greater good.
Our annual ASI Top 20 details the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants. We targeted sales figures (and other details) for finished adhesives and sealants, as well as related products such as tapes, to develop the ranking.
This year’s finalists, four girls and six boys ranging in age from 12-14, identified an everyday problem they’re passionate about and submitted a one- to two-minute video communicating the science behind their solution to solve the problem.
June 30, 2020
3M and Discovery Education recently announced the top 10 finalists and 27 State Merit Winners in the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council defines a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) as requiring two things: aggressive and permanent tack, and adhesion with finger pressure. This simple definition makes the concept of a PSA easy for anyone to understand.
The divested business has annual global sales of approximately $380 million.
May 8, 2020
3M recently announced that it has completed the sale of substantially all of its drug delivery business to an affiliate of Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, for approximately $650 million in total consideration.
Made of double-sided acrylic foam, the 3M VHB tape LSE series reportedly creates a long-lasting, high-strength bond and performs well across a wide temperature range, providing a durable alternative to ultrasonic welding and other adhesion methods.
April 16, 2020
The 3M VHB tape LSE series is reportedly a fast, easy, and reliable bonding solution for low-surface-energy (LSE) substrates like polypropylene (PP), thermoplastic olefins (TPO), and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), as well as composite materials like glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) or fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP).
Every four years, the adhesives and sealants community gathers at the World Adhesive and Sealant Conference (WAC) to explore opportunities for education, networking, and growth. This year’s event, hosted by the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) and co-organized by the Asia Regional Adhesive Council (ARAC) and FEICA (association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry), will be held April 20-22 at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Ill.
Welcome to the ASI Top 20, our annual feature detailing the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants. To develop the ranking, we worked diligently to target sales figures (and other details) focused specifically on adhesives and sealants.