3M Engineered Products and Solutions

For significantly increasing strength and durability while reducing weight, the company offers 3M Matrix Resins and 3M Prepregs, a line of highly engineered epoxy resin systems and prepregs for carbon fiber composites. Also offers 3M Pressure Vessels, featuring 3M Resin.

3M Center
Bldg. 220-5E-06
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000 US


As Seen In CompositesWorld

Multi-material urethane adhesive
3M (St. Paul, MN, US) has introduced Scotch-Weld Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives DP6310NS and DP6330NS for lightweight assemblies for trucks, buses, RVs, specialty vehicles and passenger rail, and other markets like sporting goods and panels.

Next-generation pressure vessels
The first commercial tank in the elusive Type V category and a larger but lighter Type IV CNG tank presage new growth of filament winding in the storage of compressed gasses.

COMPOSITES 2012 Preview
The ACMA’s annual composites industry exhibition focuses on future opportunities.

Tooling for composites: Evolutionary trajectory
New technologies and improved methods keep up as tools get bigger and more complex and toolmaking gets ever more challenging.

SAMPE 2011 Long Beach Product Showcase
Huge show, huge new product offerings … huge success.

JEC Composites Paris: 2011 Product Showcase
The news from this annual Parisian in-gathering of composites professionals is heavily weighted toward automotive lightweighting.

M.C. Gill to use 3M Matrix Resin epoxy in aircraft interiors
M.C. Gill has agreed to use 3M Matrix Resin, an epoxy, in commercial and military aerospace interior applications. Also, 3M has invested in GoNano Technologies, a nanotechnology supply firm.

Business Briefs
New briefs from AXSON, 3M, Bulk Molding Compounds, IDI Composites International, Owens Corning.

SP-High Modulus, 3M sign supply agreement for 3M resin
SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, will supply 3M's Matrix Resin for high-performance marine applications.

Carbon fiber filament winding resin system
3M has launched a line of matrix resins for filament winding of carbon fiber composites.

Antiballistics: Better defense, less expense
Armor applications grow on the strength of new markets, new composite materials.

3M acquires core supplier Nida-Core
The acquisition is a substantial move for 3M, which will have a significantly larger presence in the composites industry with the addition of Nida-Core's foam, honeycomb and balsa core products.

3M, Aldila announce matrix resin agreement
Golf club and prepreg manufacturer Aldila will purchase 3M Matrix Resin for the creation of customized products in the golf industry and other businesses.

TenCate agrees to use 3M thermoset resin
TenCate will use 3M's Matrix Resin for the manufacture of customized prepregs for a variety of composites applications.

SAMPE 2010 Seattle Showcase
SAMPE’s first-ever foray into Boeing Country wrapped up with the M&P organization’s biggest draw this decade.

3M aluminum composite expands application in power
To avoid tower construction on the banks of the Chehalis River in an environmentally sensitive area near the river's mouth, Grays Harbor Public Utility District will become the first electric utility in Washington State to deploy the new 3M Aluminum Conductor Composite Reinforced.

Composites One, 3M sign renewable energy agreement
The alliance allows Composites One to offer the wind energy market tapes, adhesives and fillers manufactured by 3M.

Composite electrical cable installed in Brazil eliminates tower cost
3M Aluminum Conductor Composite Reinforced (ACCR) electric-power transmission cable bridges a 968m/3,177-ft span without intermediate tower support.

High-performance epoxy resin system
3M (St. Paul, Minn.) has unveiled Matrix Resin 3831, a high-performance epoxy thermosetting resin system for carbon fiber composites.

Indian electric utility to use aluminum composite material
The TATA Power Co. Ltd. has chosen 3M Aluminum Conductor Composite Reinforced (3M ACCR) to increase electricity transmission capacity on its 110 kV Borivali-Malad and Salsette-Saki transmission lines near Mumbai.

Step 8 Superbus

Low-cost methods realize high-concept Superbus
Multifunctional mass-transport vehicle concept takes shape via resin-infused carbon/epoxy and vacuum-formed glass-reinforced thermoplastic sandwich construction.

Product Categories of 3M Engineered Products and Solutions

  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide (BMI)
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, toughened
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, Other tape
      • Epoxy, Fabric
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
    • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Fabric
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, Other tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, Fabric
  • Adhesives
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Film
      • Epoxy, Paste
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
    • Tooling prepreg
Composite Structures & Components
  • Pressure vessels