After half a century of exploring uses for non-woven materials, 3M is still finding new ways to refine and apply them. In medical tapes, they add comfort to patients. In abrasives, they improve durability and ease of use. As insulators, they make your car quieter and your jacket warmer. Thanks to 3M's expertise in advanced materials and sophisticated manufacturing technologies, new opportunities for non-wovens are being developed in health care, consumer products and heavy industry.
Trapping airborne particles
As air passes through the non-woven material in Filtrete™ Air Filters, airborne particles - down to 0.3 microns in size in some cases - are captured by the filter’s pleated fabric.
Filtering your water too
Non-woven technology is also used in Filtrete™ Water Products to provide better tasting water. The Filtrete™ Water Station even filters directly into reusable bottles, providing easy access to water, on the go.
- First Application Decorative ribbon, Sasheen™ (1948)
- Now Innovating Greener Clean (natural materials)
- What We’ve Done Leader in personal protective equipment. Brought Thinsulate to the Arctic and Antarctic
- Markets Personal protection, HVAC, Industrial, Consumer, Health Care
- Core Products Scotch Brite™, Filtrete™, Thinsulate™
- 3M Business Unit Health Care, Safety & Graphics, Industrial, Consumer