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.

Polymer Melt Processing

Over the decades, 3M has become a world leader in the development and use of polymers, turning these unique molecules into films and objects through extrusion, coating, and other processing techniques. Today, nearly all 3M technology platforms and the majority of 3M products rely on polymer processing. This expertise is particularly important in the health care, electronics, and display and graphics markets.

Technology Facts

  • First Application Scotch® 33 Vinyl Electrical Tape (1945)
  • Now Innovating Architectural Films
  • What We’ve Done Unmatched capability in coextruded film technology

Technology Facts

  • Markets Serves all 3M markets
  • Core Products Extrusion, coating, fibers, molding
  • 3M Business Unit Industrial, Consumer, Health Care, Electronics & Energy, Safety & Graphics