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Our success begins by applying our 40 core technologies – often in combination – to an endless array of real-world customer needs in our manufacturing facilities. Much of the fundamental R&D for both the Film and Materials Divisions is performed in our St. Paul R&D facilities, however, eleven of the forty core 3M Technolgies are practiced and continuously improved at the Decatur location.

  • Adhesives (Ad)
  • Analytical Science and Technology (An)
  • Display (Di)
  • Flexible Converting and Packaging (Fc)
  • Films (Fi)
  • Molding (Mo)
  • Polymer Melt Processing (Pm)
  • Precision Processing (Pp)
  • Process Design and Control (Pr)
  • Specialty Materials (Sm)
  • Surface Modification (Su)

For more information about 3M's technologies, visit our Technologies page.


For information about jobs at 3M, visit our 3M Careers website.