When it comes to fabrication, assembly or processing of anything around the world, 3M knows efficiency is key. For you, for your team, and for your bottom line. From ultra-strong abrasives that keep processes running smoothly, to futuristic materials that literally lighten your workload, our innovative solutions keep your business and your employees working smoothly. 3M is a science based technology company, and we love applying our science to creating products that, in big ways and small, make things better in some way. We are relentless in our pursuit of solutions to our customers' problems either as an unseen technology or as a tangible product that we use every day across industries, applications, and substrates, 3M offers a wide range of bonding products that make it easy to solve your real-world assembly challenges.

From Humble Beginnings to Fortune 500

When 3M began in 1902, the five founders had a simple goal: to mine for corundum, a mineral ideal for making sandpaper and grinding wheels. Turns out, what they thought was corundum was really another low-grade mineral called anorthosite.

Discovering the poor-quality mineral could have caused an early end to their fledgling company, the founders persisted. Why? Because something more important was born that first year: the spirit of innovation and collaboration that forms the foundation of 3M today. So instead of calling it quits, they turned to different materials, applied them to other products, gained the trust of important investors and built up sales little by little.

Scientific, technical and marketing innovations produced success upon success over the years, eventually making 3M a constant name on the Fortune 500 list. Today, more than 60,000 3M products are used in homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and other industries. One third of 3M sales come from products invented within the past five years, thanks to innovations from the thousands of researchers and scientists employed around the world.

With corporate operations in 70 countries and sales in 200, 3M are committed to creating the technology and products that advance every company, enhance every home and improve every life.

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    3M Respiratory Protection

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  • 01/11/2023

    3M have an abrasive solution for every challenge

    3M™ have a solution for every challenge: cutting, grinding, cleaning, polishing and everything in between. They offer a full line of abrasives solutions for all applications and materials including quick change discs, flap wheels, cartridge rolls, fibre discs and non-woven wheels, brushes, flap discs, hand pads, belts and more to fit your needs.

  • 27/10/2023

    3M - Industrial Adhesives and Tapes

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    3M Puts Vehicles Back in Service

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  • 15/03/2022

    3M Fall Protection

    Every day on your job, you climb to new heights with two things in mind: getting your work done well and returning home safely to those you love. A typical Personal Fall Protection System (PFPS) incorporates key components often described as the ABCs of Fall Protection.

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