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3M introduces self-stick liquid protection fabric

A new solution from 3M offers a removable way to protect surfaces from fluids and debris, trapping these contaminants in the fabric for easy cleanup. 3M Self-Stick Liquid Protection Fabric provides vehicle shop owners a temporary, conformable surface covering that adheres to most surfaces, but removes easily and leaves no residue after the work is

3M introduces window bonding adhesive sealant

The  3M Polyurethane Window Bonder Adhesive Sealant 595 offers a new chemistry chemistry that is developed with high green strength, rapid curing and lower VOCs to help meet the changing environmental and operational needs of today’s manufacturers, the company stated. 3M noted that its Polyurethane Window Bonder Adhesive Sealant 595 is the first in its

Paints, finishes protect against corrosion, brand erosion

An exciting, bright coat of paint can do wonders for a truck. In many ways the finish is the “face” of the fleet­­—carriers want to make a good first impression and there’s no better place to start than the appearance of the trucks to strengthen the fleet’s brand. Beyond the surface value, a truck’s paint and

3M introduces Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has introduced its new Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures (SOPs). 3M believes that these written procedures can help assist the commercial fleet collision shops in delivering consistency within the repair process through development of standardized repair procedures. “3M is extremely committed to helping fleet collision shops become more productive and profitable

3M offers tips for paint finishing jobs

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division offers two systems—one with a compounding step and one without—for paint professionals. In order to determine which process is right for a paint finishing job, 3M has offered the following advice. According to 3M paint finishing experts, size matters when selecting the best process to deliver high-quality results, as does the color

3M, xperion develop a new line of CNG tanks

3M and xperion announced an agreement to develop a new line of 3M-branded compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks for use in the heavy-duty transportation industry. The tanks will integrate 3M’s Matrix Resin technology with xperion’s engineering and proprietary design technology. A new xperion facility, currently being constructed near Columbus, Ohio, in the city of Heath,

Rush Enterprises, 3M to partner on natural gas transportation fuel systems

3M and Rush Enterprises  announced an agreement to pursue the design, manufacture and installation of a portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks and fuel systems for use in Class 6-8 vehicles in North America. The agreement allows for 3M to supply tanks with proprietary technology and for Rush Enterprises to provide enhanced fuel systems,

Rush Enterprises, 3M to partner on natural gas
3M simplifies spraying of coatings

The family of 3M Accuspray System HVLP spray guns is growing with the addition of the new 3M Accuspray HG14 spray gun for the application of coatings requiring a 1.4 mm atomizing head. The HVLP system, which combines a replaceable atomizing head and 3M PPS technology, is designed to reduce solvent consumption. For paint removal,