Government & Defense


From public facilities to national defense, government agencies provide specialized services that have unique requirements. Reliability and cost effectiveness are always high priorities. We work within the constraints of municipal, state and federal systems to provide innovative solutions.

Whether they are made for transit or cargo or combat, government vehicles are expected to deliver reliable performance for years. We help manufacturers who purpose-build vehicles for government use anticipate and prevent common problems, from sealing engine compartments and passenger cabins against rain and wind to reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

Other government operations involve facilities management, which includes HVAC applications, indoor air quality management, occupational safety and health considerations, and general maintenance, repair and operations (MRO). We help design and make gaskets and seals that improve building performance, occupant comfort and occupant health regulations.

Materials and Applications

With all government projects, we recommend durable materials that will stand up to heavy use for long periods while keeping cost efficiency in mind. Although each project is unique, here are some of the materials we have used to help government customers meet their objectives:
  • 3M Dual Lock
  • Rogers PORON® Urethane Foams
  • Extruded & Molded Rubber
  • Viton® Rubber and Sponge
  • 3M® VHB Tape
  • Open Cell Foams
  • Vibration Dampening Tapes
  • Teflon

Mobile and stationary applications have many different needs, but they do overlap. Passenger comfort and occupant safety and health are both concerned with the well-being of people in government-owned properties. The principle in every case is using resources responsibly. With that in mind, we support the following applications: