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  • You need products that work well in your buildings, both long-term and while you’re constructing them. We have a broad portfolio of Building Envelope products, and we test to make sure our solutions work in a variety of conditions and that related products work together as systems.

    Working with 3M helps you:

    • Address compliance regulations with products that are thoroughly tested and documented
    • Access knowledge and expertise across 3M, particularly when you come across unexpected situations
    • Install with confidence knowing our products are compatible with many substrates and warrantied
    • Keep working through heat waves or cold snaps
    • Build on more days to meet incentive deadlines
    • Stay on time and on budget 

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“I’m all for anything that can help my business and make it better.” – Brad, General Contractor

Preventing the spread of fire, smoke and noxious gases gives people more time to get to safety and improves the chances of getting the situation under control. Put our expertise to work for you: 3M has been a leader in firestop protection for over 35 years. We continue to listen to customers and look for ways to improve performance and even create new firestop solutions. We also provide online or job site training for you and your employees.

  • 3M invented many firestop categories and puts all firestop solutions through rigorous testing so you can rely on our solutions
  • We have test results and other documentation so you can have confidence that products are up to code
  • We provide world-class training and technical support, including rapid Engineering Judgments when you encounter a new situation that needs an expert opinion
  • See individual product descriptions for warranty details
  • 3M™ Fire and Water Barrier Tape protects rated construction joints and through penetrations with no setup or dry time
  • 3M™ Smoke and Sound Tape protects non-rated construction joints and through penetrations where smoke and sound leakage is a concern
  • 3M™ Fire Barrier Rated Foam FIP 1-Step installs quickly and expands up to five times to fill penetrations
  • 3M™ Interam™ Endothermic Mat (E-Mat) significantly slows heat transfer in the event of a fire to protect critical components

Visit the 3M™ Firestop page

Air Barrier

You need to control the flow of air, moisture and heat between the inside and outside of the building to meet today’s code standards and assure the long-term integrity of the building. 3M™ Air Barrier Systems consisting of membranes and flashing solutions are built to meet and exceed specifications. They are also engineered with pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive so you can easily install them in extreme heat or cold.

  • No primer required on most common construction materials, saving on time and labor
  • Apply in extreme heat and cold with confidence that the product goes on the same way
  • Extreme service temperature range provides a solution that’s been tested for almost any climate
  • Compatible with numerous common construction materials, and numerous materials are compatible with our backing
  • Tested for long-term UV resistance so the air barrier won’t deteriorate even if left uncovered for up to 12 months
  • Tough, puncture-resistant membrane self-seals around nails and staples without additional sealing
  • Flexible material conforms to contours for a continuous bond and seal
  • 10-year limited warranty on materials

Visit the 3M™ Air Barrier page

Structural Glazing

You need to know that glass and other architectural panels will go on the first time and stay on. Featuring a high-performance multi-purpose acrylic adhesive on both sides of a conformable foam core, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes offer quick stick and instant holding power without cure time. These tapes permanently adhere panels while distributing stress along the entire length of the bond for greater security.

  • 3M™ VHB™ Tapes are part of a complete panel attachment system for a simplified overall process
  • Bond panels at the factory for better process control, then ship for installation at the job site
  • Instant holding power with no cure time for faster throughput
  • Closed-cell foam carrier provides a barrier to help prevent water and air migration
  • Compatible with a wide variety of glazing systems
  • Simplified process – no two-part pumps or other equipment to maintain
  • Up to 20-year application warranty for approved applications
  • GREENGUARD™ certified as a low VOC-emitting adhesive
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VHB Structural Glazing Systems Flyer.pdf (1.22 MB)

Visit the 3M™ Structural Glazing page

Insulation Jacketing

You need to protect insulation in exposed areas such as industrial or commercial rooftop applications, process piping or between buildings as well as harsh interior environments such as chemical exposure areas. 3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tapes have a multi-ply laminate construction to not only offer physical protection but also provide an absolute vapor barrier, even at the seams.

  • Installs in extreme cold so you can install on more days throughout the year
  • Extreme service temperature range for a solution that works in most climates
  • High puncture protection and tear resistance to protect underlying insulation
  • Zero permeability to protect against water intrusion and corrosion
  • Good to excellent chemical resistance for confidence in process areas
  • Superior resistance to weathering, fungi, UV and extreme environmental conditions for long-term durability
  • Available in multiple colors and textures to better meet your design needs
  • 10-year limited warranty on materials

Visit the 3M™ Insulation Jacketing page

Learn more about the 3M portfolio of building envelope solutions.

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Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at 1-800-831-0658.

Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at 1-800-831-0658.