As a sustainability leader for decades, 3M has continuously worked to find ways to reduce our environmental impact by doing everything from looking at the sustainability of our manufacturing operations to finding ways to make our packaging more sustainable. That includes using materials that can be easily recycled or using recycled material to make packaging.

While looking for ways to improve adhesion to modern paint chemistries, 3M decided to reformulate how we make Scotch-Mount™ Indoor Double-Sided Mounting Tape. In the process, we found a way to help reduce our solvent emissions during the manufacturing process by using an innovative new adhesive. By utilizing a new 100% solids adhesive, we reduced our solvent use by over 300k pounds per year. But that’s not all we’ve been doing to help the environment. We’ve also eliminated PVC from the packaging which helps improve package recyclability.