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At 3M, science is at the heart of everything we do.

We apply the right science the right way to touch people worldwide – generating breakthroughs that make their lives better, easier and more complete. We are a leader among corporations that use science to make amazing things.
We work with our customers and each other to fulfill human needs before many even realize they exist.

No one applies science to life the way we do.

This is what makes us 3M.

This is who we are.

Chemical Protection

If it is chemical protection you require, we have a full range, suitable for a variety of environments and requirements. Whether bund areas, secondary containment, or specifically designed storage tanks; the storage and treatment of chemicals is required in many different environments.

We cater for all of these requirements and more with our 3M™ Scotchkote™ chemical protection. Our chemical protection coatings are the durable and long-lasting and can be used when in contact with a wide range of aggressive chemicals.

Get in contact with our specialist advisors at the 3M Technical Centre and they will help make sure you are choosing the most suitable chemical protection coatings.

Chemical Protection

Pipe Coatings

Our skill and experience includes over 50 years of experience in the manufacture and supply of pipe coatings for pipelines. Our pipe coatings include 3M™ Scotchkote™ liquid coatings, suited to the protection of new pipes carrying drinking water, dirty water, oil and gas, aviation fuel and refined petroleum products, and can be used for both internals and externals of pipes. Our pipe coatings are also suitable for the insitu rehabilitation of existing potable water pipes.

Pipe Coatings

Water Coatings

As well as pipe coatings, we also provide innovative and powerful water coatings. Our water coatings provide long-term, maintenance-free, coating protection and finishing of pipes, tanks, storage reservoirs and ancillary equipment such as pumps and valves. Our 3M™ Scotchkote™ coatings are versatile and withstand clean or dirty water, as well as the process chemicals associated with water treatment.

We also specialise the protection of :

  • Treatment tanks and vessels
  • Ancillary equipment
  • Water storage
Water Coatings

Rail Coatings

Our liquid coatings also extend to rail coatings. Protecting assets in the rail industry is of utmost importance to owners, operators and users alike, and here at 3M we strive to provide superior protection with our high-quality rail coatings.

Whether it is a bridge, gantry, station or train, our rail coatings provide unbeatable protection. Long-term corrosion protection and finishing is guaranteed with our rail coatings, and they also help to minimise downtime.

With a proven track record in rail, 3M™ Scotchkote™ liquid coatings for rail are independently tested and are compliant with the required rail standards, thereby safely providing protection and increasing ambience.

Visit our website to find out more.

Rail Coatings

Wall Coatings

To overcome the various problems which arise with internal and external wall protection, here at 3M we provide you with solutions for wall coatings.

With continual external attacks from the weather, environment and also chemical attack, it is especially difficult to ensure your walls are kept in good condition year on year. For external cladding, 3M™ Scotchkote™ liquid coatings provide single and multi-coat systems for the total refurbishment of plastisol cladding.

Internally, protecting your walls can be equally difficult. Internal walls have to withstand constant impact, abrasion and industrial processes which are increasingly complex and demanding from both a hygiene and an appearance point of view. 3M™ Scotchkote™ liquid coatings offer a range of epoxy and polyurethane water-based internal wall coatings, designed to provide high performance protection to a range of construction substrates.

To help you ensure your walls are kept in pristine condition, our Scotchkote range of wall coatings will help protect, and also repair your wall surface.

Wall Coatings

Floor Coatings

Unless you only employ trapeze performers, the floor of your business or workplace will be the most used surface, and therefore subject to the most wear and tear. This means, to keep you space looking clean, presentable and attractive, looking after your flooring is imperative.

To reduce the maintenance and repair requirements of your flooring, our specialist floor coatings are the ideal solution. Selecting the right floor protection system is critical for anyone. To make sure you make the right choice, we manufacture a wide range of resin based floor coatings and floor screeds used in all industrial and commercial  building environments. These products are ideal for both refurbishment and new build projects.

Our floor coatings include:

Floor Coatings

Corrosion Coatings

We supply a range of effective corrosion coatings, suited to steel structures used in many industrial environments. Bridges, tanks, pipes and steel work can all be protected using our proven coating technology.

For long-term corrosion protection we offer 3M™ Scotchkote™ Fusion Bonded Epoxy Powders and Scotchkote™ Liquid Coatings. Both deliver high levels of  protection.

Our range of corrosion coatings also includes 3M™ Scotchkote™ Rebar Protection Products, to protect the steel used in reinforced concrete structures throughout the world.

For more information on our corrosion coatings, or any of our other products, visit our website.

Corrosion Coatings

Engineering Repair Products

For engineering repair products, we provide comprehensive and cost-effective solutions. All of our engineering repair systems offer economic alternatives to both established replacement processes.

Within our harsh economic environment, project cost is becoming an increasingly large concern. But with 3M, you have the ability to repair equipment rather than replace it. We provide quick, hassle-free and cost-effective long-term repairs.

Services include:

  • Metal repair
  • Flexible repair
  • Ceramic repair
  • Marine repair
  • Pipe repair
Engineering Repair Products

Liquid Roof Coatings

Here at 3M, we specialise in advanced liquid roofing, chemical protection and roofing membrane solutions.

If you are looking for liquid roofing , we provide the complete solutions. Our roofing and external waterproofing coatings bring global-leading innovation and advanced technology to protect and shelter your assets and your people. Our roofing systems provide you with sustainable waterproofing protection in all situations.

Scotchkote liquid roof systems are tough, cold applied membranes providing unrivalled durability. These systems provide a strong and durable barrier against water penetration. They will not embrittle and are highly resistant to sunlight. Easily applied to all types of roof structure, their liquid composition allows complex shapes to be easily and seamlessly waterproofed without removal, in many cases, to the existing substrate, meaning less disruption during application.

Liquid Roof Coatings
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