acquired the filtration company in 2005, and the name change reflects the successful
integration of CUNO’s technology with 3M’s global reach. The result is an innovative
portfolio of complete, integrated filtration solutions for the purification of liquids and
"3M has delivered on its brand promise of innovative products of the highest quality for
more than one hundred years," remarked Tony Theunissen, General Manager of 3M
Purification Inc., "and we want our customers to understand that this brand promise
accompanies every solution we offer."
3M Purification serves customers in multiple markets through four strategic business
units: Healthcare, Residential/Commercial Water & Air, Industrial, and Appliance.
In addition to the name change, 2010 promises to be a banner year for many of 3M
Purification’s core businesses. In addition to the release of new-to-world purification
technologies in markets such as biotech and electronics, the company also recently
announced the launch of a residential water filtration line focused on meeting the needs
About 3M Purification Inc.
Founded in 1912, CUNO is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of
a comprehensive line of filtration products for the separation, clarification, and
purification of fluids and gasses. Its proprietary products include uses in the healthcare,
industrial, and drinking water markets.
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of
innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its
more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of
customer needs. With $25 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and
has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com.
For a printable version of this story, see
Name Change Letter (12/08/2009, PDF).