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.

Acoustic Control

Loud, unpleasant noises aren’t just irritating―they are also a threat to our health and safety. 3M has engineered select nonwovens, viscoelastic polymers, and other materials to absorb sound, dampen vibration, and control undesirable noise. In automobiles these materials create a quieter passenger compartment. In computer disk drives, they reduce irritating sounds and help increase access speed and storage capacity. In the workplace they reduce distraction, protect hearing, and allow communication.

Technology Facts

  • Now Innovating Micro-perforated architectural panels, flame-retardant acoustic insulation for transportation
  • What We’ve Done Smithsonian Great Ape Exhibit acoustic tiles (2012)
  • Markets Construction, Transportation, Appliance, Architecture

Technology Facts

  • Core Products Vibration-damping foils, Thinsulate™, hearing protection, architectural panels
  • 3M Business Unit Safety & Graphics, Industrial