3M Automotive & Aerospace Solutions Division

A leading supplier of innovative products and solutions to the global automotive, aerospace and industrial markets. 3M's matrix resins portfolio brings advanced structural properties, enabling designers to create lighter, stronger, tougher and/or lower cost composite parts.

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Product Categories of 3M Automotive & Aerospace Solutions Division

Materials
  • Lightning strike materials (metal meshes, fabrics, etc.)
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide (BMI)
    • Phenolic
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, toughened
  • Adhesives
    • Acrylic
      • Acrylic, Paste
    • Cyanoacrylate
      • Cyanoacrylate, Paste
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Film
      • Epoxy, Foam
      • Epoxy, Hot melt
      • Epoxy, Paste
      • Epoxy, Solvent-based
      • Epoxy, Water-based
      • Epoxy, Other
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, Film
    • Urethane
      • Urethane, Hot melt
      • Urethane, Paste
  • Fillers
    • Microspheres
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, etc.)
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Supplies
    • Abrasive papers
    • Eye protection
    • Filler paste
    • Gloves
    • Hand cleaners
    • Heat tapes
    • Masks
    • Odor control
    • Paint strippers for composites
    • Protective clothing
    • Respirators
    • Sanding discs/pads
    • Sealing tapes and materials
    • Wiping cloths
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Adhesive bonding