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Application Profile

Market: Lawn and Garden

Application Description: Protect Riding Lawn Tractors from damage during assembly, shipping and outdoor storage

3MProtective

Tape on Grille

 

 

 

 

3MProtective

 

 

 

 

 

Tape on Hood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Application Requirements

PRODUCT

Must remove easily.

3MProtective Tape 2AU23BUV

Product Replaced

(Blue)

 

 

 

Tape from an alternative source that was sticking to the tractors and costly

 

 

 

to remove.

 

 

 

Benefits/Advantages To Customer

 

 

 

Removes cleanly: 3MProtective Tape 2AU23BUV (for gloss finishes) has a

 

 

 

low tack adhesive that releases easily and does not leave any adhesive residue

 

 

 

on the lawn tractor surface.

 

 

 

Reduces rework: 3M tape 2AU23BUV removes cleanly with no rework

 

 

 

required, due to the dual protection from sunlight in both the 3M film backing

 

 

 

and the adhesive.

 

 

 

Suitable for outdoor storage: 3MProtective Tapes offer UV protection,

 

 

 

allowing equipment with the protective tape to be stored outdoors for up to

 

 

 

three months.

 

 

 

Visible inspection: 3M prtective tapes with UV resistance are translucent blue,

 

 

 

allowing convenient visual inspection of parts under the the tape.

 

 

 

3M Industrial Business

Process

3MProtective Tape 2AU23B has two applications on the lawn tractor. One large piece is placed across the hood of the tractor and another piece is placed across the front grill area. The protective tape on the hood is applied manually at the assembly plant. The hoods move on conveyors standing vertically on the front section of the hood. The 3M protective tape is perforated every 32 inches and is placed on a custom fixture. The hoods pass in front of the masking fixture, where a worker moves the hood into position in the fixture. The protective tape is applied, after which the hood is lifted from the fixture and placed on an overhead conveyor to move to another area of the plant.

The 3M protective tape is applied to the grille section at the component supplier. The 3M protective tape is specified by the manufacturer and is a required application at the grille suppliers.

Related Products

3MProtective Tape 2A88K (Black) for matte finish grilles and other matte finish components.

SIC Codes

3524 – Lawn and Garden Equipment Manufacturers

Target Customer

Manufacturers of Lawn Tractors.

Key Decision Makers

Packaging Engineers, Purchasing

For Additional Information

To request additional product information or to arrange for sales assistance, call

 

1-800-362-3550. Address correspondence to: 3M Industrial Business Customer

 

Response Center, Building 21-1W-10, 900 Bush Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106. Our

 

fax number is 651-733-9175. In Canada, phone: 1-800-364-3577. In Puerto Rico,

 

phone: 1-787-750-3000. In Mexico, phone: 52-70-04-00.

 

 

Product Use

All statements, technical information and recommendations contained in this

 

document are based upon tests or experience that 3M believes are reliable. However,

 

many factors beyond 3M’s control can affect the use and performance of a 3M

 

product in a particular application, including the conditions under which the product

 

is used and the time and environmental conditions in which the product is expected

 

to perform. Since these factors are uniquely within the user’s knowledge and control,

 

it is essential that the user evaluate the 3M product to determine whether it is fit for a

 

particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application.

Warranty and Limited Remedy

Unless stated otherwise in 3M’s product literature, packaging inserts or product

 

packaging for individual products, 3M warrants that each 3M product meets the

 

applicable specifications at the time 3M ships the product. Individual products may

 

have additional or different warranties as stated on product literature, package inserts

 

or product packages. 3M MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR

 

IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY

 

OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR

 

ANY IMPLIED WARRANTYARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING,

 

CUSTOM OR USAGE OF TRADE. User is responsible for determining whether

 

the 3M product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user’s application. If

 

the 3M product is defective within the warranty period, your exclusive remedy and

 

3M’s and seller’s sole obligation will be, at 3M’s option, to replace the product or

 

refund the purchase price.

 

 

Limitation of Liability

Except where prohibited by law, 3M and seller will not be liable for any loss or

 

damage arising from the 3M product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or

 

consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including warranty, contract,

 

negligence, or strict liability.

Industrial Business

Printed in USA

Building 21-1W-10, 900 Bush Avenue

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