3M Adhesive Sets Guinness World Record Lifting an 8.1 Ton Forklift

Posted on 3/23/2012 3:41:39 PM By ASC

3M Scotch-Weld Instant Adhesive recently set a Guinness World Record, lifting an 8.1 metric ton (17,857 pound) forklift in the air for one hour. The feat set a new world record for the heaviest weight lifted with glue; two parts of the cylinder were secured together with 3M Scotch-Weld Plastic & Rubber Instant Adhesive PR100. The team of engineers conducting the lift had to break the previous record of 8.01 metric tons. "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," said Brian Brady, business manager for 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes.

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