3M Scotch-Weld Instant Adhesive was recently responsible for a Guinness
World Records-setting feat, lifting an 8.1 metric ton forklift in the air for
one hour. This successful demonstration set a new world record for the heaviest
weight lifted with glue. 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.
“3M has long been known for its expertise in adhesives,” said Brian Brady,
business manager for 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes. “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 Markus Schleser,
PhD, of RWTH Aachen University,
and was featured on the German television program Terra Xpress. 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 succeeded
thanks to the exceptional performance of 3M Scotch-Weld Instant Adhesive.
The record-breaking 3M Scotch-Weld Plastic & Rubber Instant Adhesive
PR100 is part of the full line of 3M Scotch-Weld Instant Adhesives, which are
available globally in a number of formulations for bonding various substrates.