Helping to Create Cost Effective Solutions to an Existing Product Line in the Appliance Industry


This appliance manufacturing company came to us having already known exactly what they needed from us. It was a lightweight, heat resistant gasket using a common thermal material to create a barrier within the oven door of their products.

This particular application really wasn’t a challenge at all. The work was already done for us. However, we are always looking out in the best interest of our customers. Whenever we can offer a suggestion as to how to make their parts higher performing or more cost effective, we will not hesitate.


Due to our continuing education with 3M, and being up to date on all the latest and greatest solutions on the market, we proposed switching from the insulation paper they had spec’d in to 3M’s new-to-market FRB Series insulation paper.

The 3M Flame Barrier FRB Series is flexible insulation for OEM electrical flame barrier applications. The FRB Series products are made primarily of inorganic materials that are intrinsically flame retardant with good dielectric strength.


Not only did it meet every stringent need for their application, but it also came with a 23% cost reduction for them without sacrificing performance with the potential for a better end product.

Materials Used

  • 3M FRB Series NT-15
  • 3M 467MP Adhesive

Manufacturing Process

  • Flatbed Punch Press Die Cutting