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Smart Grids are modernised electricity delivery systems from point of generation to point of consumption. They rely on the use of innovative technologies to enhance the existing utility grid, improve the efficiency of the power network, make homes and businesses more energy efficient and reduce emissions. 3M’s culture of collaboration and combining different technologies and competencies has led to the development of a number of outstanding innovations to assist the creation of Smart Grids and protect the environment.

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Happy 10th Birthday ACCR – A Worldwide Success Story

3M ACCR Was Commercially Introduced In 2004 and Has Now Been Installed On Five Continents


Stadtwerke Düsseldorf rely on 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

Stadtwerke Düsseldorf have decided to use Novec 1230 fluid as the preferred fire extinguishing agent to protect their server rooms, data centers and switchgear stations.


A unique type of chemistry

3M scientists invented a unique type of chemistry — 3M™ Novec™ brand fluids - a curious liquid that looks like water. The fluid is for example used to protect Benjamin Franklin’s library.