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3M's new self-stick fabric protects manufacturing facilities

3M’s Industrial and Safety Markets Center recently introduced its Self-Stick Liquid Protection Fabric, which is designed to provide manufacturing and industrial plant managers a temporary, conformable covering that adheres to most surfaces, but removes easily and leaves no residue after work is completed.

The removable fabric protects workspaces from spills, leaks, overspray, dirt and debris that can contaminate a job and create hazardous environments, the company said.

“3M Self-Stick Liquid Protection Fabric provides an effective and affordable way to improve efficiency and cleanliness while reducing rework and equipment downtime,” said Jim Fall, vice president of 3M Industrial Safety and Markets Center.

The fabric is applicable to a variety of industries, from aerospace, marine and vehicle manufacturing and repair to metalworking, furniture production and woodworking, assembly plants and other industrial production locations, 3M said.

It replaces paper-and-tape or other surface coverings that frequently become soggy, slippery and leak to surrounding areas. By holding out fluids and trapping debris, the product allows for easy cleanup and removal of industrial contaminants.  The low-tack adhesive backing keeps the material secure on smooth surfaces for improved traction, which may help reduce the likelihood of slips and falls.

In addition, it protects surfaces from light impact and abrasions from tools and equipment.  

A key feature of Self-Stick Liquid Protection Fabric is its nonwoven surface, which traps contaminants rather than allowing them to land.  This keeps them from spreading due to sweeping or foot traffic, and keeps particles out of work spaces, off the work itself and out of sensitive machinery that needs to be disassembled and cleaned.

3M’s Self-Stick Liquid Protection Fabric is available in 300-foot rolls in widths of 4 inches, 6 in, 14 in, 28 in, 36 in, 48 in and 56 in.  Available magnetic dispenser, and wall and floor applicators make applying the material easier. 

To learn more, contact your 3M representative or authorized 3M distributor, or visit 3M.com/SurfaceProtection.

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