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  • Create a Visual Workplace with 5s Plus Guide

  • Visual workplace is a lean concept that's all about putting important information right where employees need to see it. This concept plays a critical role in some of the most popular lean tools, including 5S. That's because it creates a sustaining base for lean improvements to remain clearly visible, readily understood and consistently adhered to ....
  • Arc Flash Labeling Whitepaper

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is citing and fining employers for failure to protect employees from the dangers of arc flash. This document provides information on the most current arc flash labeling requirements, as well as best practices for creating and maintaining such labels ....
  • Henkel Unveils First Hybrid Adhesive

  • Henkel has introduced Loctite 4090, an innovative hybrid adhesive that combines the key features of structural and instant adhesives – bond strength and speed. This powerful combination provides high impact resistance, high strength bonding on a variety of substrates, and high temperature resistance, making it versatile enough to solve a wide range of design and assembly challenges.

    Loctite 4090 adhesive greatly expands the capabilities of traditional adhesives and opens the door to new applications and new solutions. This is the first hybrid adhesive, it delivers the speed of a cyanoacrylate and the strength of an epoxy.

    "The industry is under pressure to be more competitive, to reduce manufacturing costs and to look for new design and assembly solutions," said Henkel's Mike Quail, Vice President Marketing, General Industry. "Loctite 4090 has been designed to reach beyond conventional industry approaches. It is the first adhesive of its kind. Never before has there been a hybrid adhesive designed to tackle the most challenging situations." ....
  • 3M Super 77 Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation

  • Product continues to provide new solutions for wide range of customer challenges
  • St. Paul, MN - July 17, 2014 - In 1964, 3M revolutionized the way people thought about traditional glue with an innovative formula able to be dispensed from an aerosol can. Fifty years later, this was the idea that started it all and Super 77 from 3M remains the leader in spray adhesives and its customers continue to find new applications for this groundbreaking product.
  • Super 77 is a versatile, low-VOC and fast-drying adhesive that bonds a wide range of industrial materials. Its fast, aggressive tack and low soak-in make it ideal for a variety of applications. Super 77 supports industrial solutions such as fiberglass infusion molding and bonding insulation to HVAC components or appliances, to helping manufacture industrial filters and bonding polyethylene sheeting for abatement or marking. Over the years, Super 77 applications continue to evolve.
  • To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Super 77, 3M has refreshed the overall look of the product and redesigned its packaging to align with the more modern era. In conjunction with the new product design, 3M is running a sweepstakes to congratulate industrial professionals for their unique contributions that have helped Super 77 become what it is today. 3M is also encouraging users of Super 77 to upload images and stories using #3MSuper77 on social networks.
  • To learn more about Super 77 and enter the sweepstakes, go
  • About 3M
  • 3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $31 billion in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries.
  • Highly flexible gasketing technologies for the automotive industry

  • Henkel is appearing at this years Productronica (November 12 to 15 in Munich, Germany), where it will be presenting, in particular, its innovative liquid sealant and gasketing products for the automotive industry. With its two polyacrylate-based liquid gasketing products Loctite 5883 and Loctite 5810 B, the world market leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatment technologies is able to offer solutions which, thanks to their high flexibility and minimal ....
  • 3M Hosts 2012 Transportation Summit in Detroit

  • 3M will be demonstrating its expertise and full range of solutions designed to address industry challenges at its 2012 Transportation Summit, held for automotive, RV, commercial vehicle, military and aerospace manufacturers and their suppliers at the 3M Automotive Market Center on Oct. 2-3 in Detroit ....
  • A Look to the Past - A Plan For the Future

  • One of the largest markets worldwide is General Purpose Tools - Die Grinders, Disc Sanders and Drills. Dynabrade has a genuine opportunity to increase sales with our expanded line of new tools, and new pricing to end-users. This family of tools has expanded significantly the last few years with the addition of Vacuum Tools, new Die Grinders and Sanders, and a new family of Drill ....
  • Loctite MAX 3 - the latest generation of polyurethane matrix resins

  • Through the development of its new polyurethane matrix resin, Loctite MAX 3, Henkel has taken a further important step toward fully automated series production of composite components for the automotive industry. In collaboration with KraussMaffei, Henkel the world market leader for adhesives, sealants and surface treatment technologies has developed a process for the manufacture of components based on glass or carbon fiber and using high-pressure ....
  • 3M Window Film Innovation Shields Drivers and Their Valuables

  • According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), an auto theft occurs every 33 seconds in the U.S. Thats roughly 1 million vehicles each year that wind up in the hands of thieves at a cost of nearly $6.4 billion.1 Today, 3M is making it easier for drivers to add an extra layer of protection to vulnerable vehicles with the launch of their new 3M Scotchshield Automotive Security Films ....
  • First-class service right at the customers door for the automotive industry

  • In opening its new impregnation service center at Saint-Priest, France, at the beginning of September, Henkel has further extended the range of services on offer to automobile manufacturers in Europe, with the added benefit of optimized availability close to the client plant. As the worlds leading manufacturer of impregnating agents and fully automatic process technologies for sealing porosities and cracks in metal castings and electronic ....
  • Combined 3M and Trexel Technologies Revolutionize Lightweighting of Plastics

  • To address demanding lightweighting needs in the plastics industry, 3M and Trexel have demonstrated a breakthrough that enables manufacturers to realize 20 percent density reduction of finished plastic parts with mechanical properties comparable to standard formulations. Manufacturers can also reap improvements in dimensional stability, process throughput and sustainability. The achievement represents a substantial advancement in the ....
  • 3M Paint Defender System Offers Invisible Paint Protection in Easy-to-Use Spray

  • 3M, the market leader in professionally applied protection films, is disrupting the traditional notions of vehicle paint protection. The new 3M Paint Defender System harnesses the power of 3M technology by spraying on as a liquid before transforming into a clear, durable film. The addition of Paint Defender to 3Ms current line of professionally applied films provides consumers with a variety of price and performance options to select from. The added barrier serves as ....
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