3M’s ability to create and disperse particles―in solids, films, and liquids―allows it to give unique characteristics to its abrasives, dental restoratives, inks, window and optical films, and a host of other products. Our understanding of physical, chemical, and interfacial interactions allows us to apply precisely distributed particles and nanoparticles (such as glass beads, carbon, metals, and metal oxides) to affect a material’s strength, refractive index, conductivity, IR absorption, catalytic activity, and other characteristics.
- Now Innovating Wheel weight tape for balancing tires
- Markets Serves all 3M markets
- Core Products Glass, ceramic, carbon, metal, and metal oxide dispersion
- 3M Business Unit Industrial, Consumer, Health Care, Electronics & Energy, Safety & Graphics