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.

Particle & Dispersion Processing

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.

Technology Facts

  • Now Innovating Wheel weight tape for balancing tires
  • Markets Serves all 3M markets
  • Core Products Glass, ceramic, carbon, metal, and metal oxide dispersion

Technology Facts

  • 3M Business Unit Industrial, Consumer, Health Care, Electronics & Energy, Safety & Graphics