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Gleicher Provides Customized Applications For U.S. Military

Posted on Mon, Dec 12, 2011

Gleicher | 3M Customized Solutions

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – December 12, 2011 – Gleicher Manufacturing’s most innovative applications have been used to improve the equipment used by the United States Military. 

Emerging back in the 1940's as a supplier to the U.S. Navy, Gleicher has established itself as a dependable and knowledgeable provider of unique product solutions. Gleicher has continued to broaden its reach in support of the U.S. Military by offering unique custom solutions for some of the most challenging softgood and hardgood applications.

Combining advanced product knowledge and engineering expertise, Gleicher Manufacturing delivers commonly available products in uncommon ways specific to deliver the highest results to its customers.

Gleicher’s innovative applications of 3MTM products have been used to upgrade the cushioning, shock absorption and durability of various gear used by U.S. military personnel.

Applications used in manufacturing military equipment include:

  • Very High Bonding Tape: VHBTM tapes from 3MTM are a proven alternative to screws, rivets, welds and other forms of mechanical fasteners. High-strength bonding tape permanently adheres one substrate to another while spreading the stress load across the entire length of the joint.

  • Ultra High Molecular Weight: UHMW slick surface track protection from 3MTM provides a protective surface from scratches and marks, and is customizable for high impact, wear or sliding applications.

  • Bumper and Vibration Damping: A Double-sided foam from 3MTM, laminated to military adhesives to absorb noise, vibrations, and provide track protection. Gleicher supplies mil spec rubber with a pressure adhesive that adheres well to CARC coatings.

  • Silicone Free High Temperature Masking: Film masking by 3MTM for bond masking of contamination sensitive substrates. The non-silicone masking delivers low static, clean removal and controlled adhesion.

To learn more about Gleicher Manufacturing applications for fabrication, bonding, sealing or fastening projects visit