3M launches world’s lightest performance spray gun in India

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 04 Oct 2021

3M India today launched its Performance Spray Gun, an innovative spray technology that delivers top-of-the-line performance with top-notch productivity. 

The Indian automotive paint industry has witnessed an upsurge in quality-driven paint technologies with stringent VOC emission regulations for paint production and preferences for better paint textures. This, according to 3M, led it to undertake in-depth research on what the customer really needs for excellent performance delivery.

3M claims its Performance Spray Gun is up to 50% lighter as compared to other spray guns in the segment, making it the world’s lightest spray gun. The advanced impact-resistant, stainless steel-reinforced composite body has been optimised by kinesiologists for improved comfort and convenience. 

Speaking on the product launch, P T. Mukund, Director Automotive Aftermarket Division- Asia, said,  “India has always been a significant part of our growth story. We’re mindful of the Indian milieu and it is our constant endeavour to understand the needs of our Indian customers. I’m confident that the 3M performance spray is going to go a long way to giving our customers a never before delightful experience.”

Backed by 10 years of R&D, the performance spray gun enhances the user experience and efficiency by improving the spray execution. The performance spray gun includes advanced interchangeable nozzle technology. With six different sizes from 1.2 to 2.0, each atomizing head is optimised for consistent atomisation and superior transfer efficiency across a full range of high-performance automotive coatings. The spray gun enables the user to spray solid colours, metallics, pearls, clear coats, sealers, and primers with the same consistent premium application.

Commenting on the industry, Ashutosh Shirodkar, Executive Director & Country Business Group Leader - Safety & Industrial Business Group at 3M India, said, “We are seeing global vehicle platforms arrive at local developing markets, almost immediately after global launches. Consequently, these new age platforms demand the next level of paint refinishing & dent repair. Home grown passenger vehicle manufacturers too are significantly raising the bar on vehicle quality and features, pampering customers for choice.”

Highlighting the research aspect, Amlendukumar Singh, Manager AAD, 3M India said, “The 3M Performance Spray Gun is yet another exciting addition to our pack of innovative collision repair products. Developed with science and passion, Performance Spray Gun is a product that took several years in the making with in-depth research.”

In 2000, 3M first invented the 3M PPS paint preparation system – the world’s first disposable paint cup system, and a revolution in painting productivity and quality.