Technologies

Choose a technology below to see how our ideas live on, in connection with others, to help solve problems around the world.

Technologies

Choose a technology below to see how our ideas live on, in connection with others, to help solve problems around the world.

Speciality Materials

3M excels at the development and modification of low-volume, high-value materials for its customers and its own use. Among these are speciality additives and chemicals, including catalysts, protective resins, photo-initiators, surfactants, micro-spheres, bubbles, easy-clean coatings, battery electrolytes and lubricants. 3M also develops ceramic textiles and composites for use in aerospace, petroleum refining, metal processing and other industries. Among other unique materials, 3M has a growing expertise in strong, lightweight metal matrix composites.

Technology Facts

  • First Application Vehicle underseal coatings (1935)
  • Now Innovating Coatings for water infrastructure pipes, lightweight plastics
  • Markets Infrastructure, Industrial, Transport

Technology Facts

  • Core Products ScotchKote™, ceramic micro-spheres, glass bubbles
  • 3M Business Unit Industrial, Electronics & Energy