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.

Adhesives

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So strong they can hold a structural panel for the life of a building... so gentle they yield to a child. Because 3M adhesives have been engineered to fit our customers' needs, they are used in such diverse products as airplanes and cell phones, automobiles and medical dressings. We excel in curable adhesives and epoxies. And, of course, pressure-sensitive tapes, which 3M invented more than 80 years ago.

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Adhesive yin and yang

By definition, adhesives make things stick. Command™ Strips expand the definition to include un-sticking. Command™ Strips hold on strongly, yet remove cleanly, leaving no surface damage or sticky adhesive residue. When paired with hooks, clips, and caddies, these unique attributes give users the flexibility to organize and decorate without regret or repercussions.

Combined with:

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Strong hold and damage-free

Command™ Strips hold strongly to a variety of surfaces, including painted drywall, wood, tile, and more. Yet, they remove cleanly―no holes, marks, or residue.

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A Strip for any situation

In addition to regular strips, Command™ brand has strip varieties to address different needs and spaces: interlocking picture hanging strips, water resistant strips for the bath, and clear strips.

Technology Facts

  • First Application Masking tape (1925)
  • Now Innovating Green adhesives (plant-based), oil-tolerant epoxies, Kind Removal Tape
  • What We’ve Done 1,000,000,000,000+ diaper tape tabs, Enough Scotch tape to circle the Earth 165 times every year, World record for lifting a forklift with 6 square inches of adhesive area

Technology Facts

  • Markets General Assembly, Transportation, Consumer Products, Health Care
  • Core Products 3M™ VHB™, Scotch™, Scotch-Weld™, Post-it®, Micropore™
  • 3M Business Unit Industrial, Consumer