Fluids such as oils, water, solvents and other chemicals are essential elements in manufacturing and repairing boats and other marine equipment.
However, spills, leaks and overspray can contribute to hazardous environments and messy workspaces. And dirt and debris that are part of the job can create contamination.
Now, a new solution from 3M offers a removable, efficient and economical way to protect surfaces from fluids and debris, trapping these contaminants in the fabric for easy cleanup.
3M Self-Stick Liquid Protection Fabric provides marine manufacturing and repair professionals a temporary, conformable surface covering that adheres to most surfaces, but removes easily and leaves no residue after the work is completed.
A key feature of 3M Self-Stick Liquid Protection Fabric is its nonwoven surface, which traps contaminants rather than just allowing them to land.
This keeps them from spreading around due to sweeping or foot traffic, and keeps particles out of work spaces, off of the work itself and out of sensitive machinery that needs to be disassembled and cleaned.
3M Self-Stick Liquid Protection Fabric 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. This may help to reduce the likelihood of slips and falls. In addition, it also protects surfaces from light impact and abrasions from tools and equipment.
“A UV resistant and water-proof technology, 3M Self-Stick Liquid Protection Fabric provides a quick and effective way to protect critical marine surfaces during repair and manufacturing, reducing prep and rework while decreasing customer delivery times,” said Dave Gunderson, vice president and general manager for 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division.
3M Self-Stick Liquid Protection Fabric is available in 300-foot rolls in inch widths of 4”, 6”, 14” 28”, 36”, 48” and 56”.
Available magnetic dispenser and wall and floor applicators make applying the material fast and simple.