3M helps set new Guinness record
Dubai, March 18, 2012
3M, a leading innovation company, said its Scotch-weld product line instant adhesive helped in a Guinness World Records-setting feat, lifting an 8.1 metric ton forklift in the air for one hour.
This amazingly successful demonstration set a new world record for the heaviest weight lifted with glue, said a statement from 3M.
The vehicle was suspended from a crane by a steel cylinder only 7 cm in diameter, with the two parts of the cylinder secured together with 3M Scotch-Weld Plastic & Rubber Instant Adhesive PR100, it added.
Commenting on the feat, Brian Brady, global structural adhesives business manager for 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes, said, “We’re excited that this demonstration proved just how strong and reliable 3M Scotch-Weld Instant Adhesives can be.”
The vehicle lift was conducted by engineers Jens Schoene and Dr Markus Schleser of RWTH Aachen University. Guinness World Records adjudicator Olaf Kuchenbecker was on hand to witness the lift and certify the new record.
'The German team had to meet several formidable conditions to break the previous record of 8.01 metric tons, but the team succeeded primarily due to the exceptional performance of 3M Scotch-Weld Instant Adhesive,' said Brady.
“This technology offers a practical, easy-to-use alternative to conventional attaching methods like bolts, welds, rivets and screws in many industrial applications requiring high strength joints,” he added.
Fadi Medlej, country business leader of Industrial and Transportation, Gulf, said, “This enactment is a true testament to 3M Scotch-Weld Structural Adhesives innovation products. We at 3M are committed to supporting our customers’ needs and offer them products that are built to last.”-TradeArabia News Service
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