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Save Fuel with Lighter Weight Parts

Engineered additives create lightweight, high-performance parts, paints and coatings. One key to using less energy and oil is reducing the weight of vehicles, ships and aircraft. At 3M, we balance strength and weight in many of the products we makeā€”from coatings and sealants to fasteners and binders. For example, using 3M™ Glass Bubbles as an additive in components, such as bumpers and trim parts, can help reduce component weight up to 30%.

By reducing the weight of transport methods and the loads they carry, 3M products can help customers to reduce emissions, improve insulation, and decrease vibration and stress while also increasing performance and speed, gain better fuel economy, and enhance design flexibility. Learn more»

Comprehensive Soldier Protection Solutions

Soldier Protection Solutions

Innovative Protection

3M provides a comprehensive soldier protection offering, streamlining purchasing and ensuring parts work together effectively and comfortably, improving soldier comfort and therefore compliance, safety, and mission success. Learn More »

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Ground Combat Technology Magazine: Protecting Eyes and Ears

3M Defense created EAR Combat Arms earplugs, which can enable an operator to carry on normal conversations and filter out noises as drastic as the sound of an improvised explosive device detonating.

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