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3M Center

St Paul, MN 55144

United States

Phone: 651-733-1110

Fax: 651-733-9973

3M Company operates as a technology company worldwide. The company’s segments include Industrial; Safety and Graphics; Electronics and Energy; Health Care; and Consumer Businesses. Industrial Business The Industrial segment serves a range of markets, such as automotive original equipment manufacturer and automotive aftermarket (auto body shops and retail), electronics, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, and construction. Industrial products include tapes, various coated, non-woven and bonded abrasives, adhesives, advanced ceramics, sealants, specialty materials, 3M Purification Inc. (filtration products), closure systems for personal hygiene products, acoustic systems products, and components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair, and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft and specialty vehicles. The company owns Ceradyne, Inc., which develops and produces technical ceramics for demanding applications in the automotive, oil and gas, solar, industrial, electronics and defense industries. The company owns Winterthur Technologie AG, a global supplier of precision grinding technology serving customers in the area of hard-to-grind precision applications in industrial, automotive, aircraft, and cutting tools. Major industrial products include vinyl, polyester, foil and specialty industrial tapes and adhesives; Scotch Masking Tape, Scotch Filament Tape and Scotch Packaging Tape; packaging equipment; 3M VHB Bonding Tapes; conductive, low surface energy, sealants, hot melt, spray and structural adhesives; reclosable fasteners; label materials for durable goods; and coated, nonwoven and microstructured surface finishing and grinding abrasives for the industrial market. 3M Purification Inc. provides a line of filtration products for the separation, clarification and purification of fluids and gases. Other industrial products include fluoroelastomers for seals, tubes, and gaskets in engines. Major transportation products include insulation components, including Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation and components for catalytic converters; functional and decorative graphics; abrasion-resistant films; adhesives; sealants; masking tapes; fasteners and tapes for attaching nameplates, trim, moldings, interior panels and carpeting; coated, nonwoven and microstructured finishing and grinding abrasives; structural adhesives; and other specialty materials. In addition, the company provides paint finishing and detailing products, including a system of cleaners, dressings, polishes, waxes and other products. Safety and Graphics Business The Safety and Graphics segment serves a range of markets that increase the safety, security and productivity of people, facilities and systems. Major product offerings include personal protection products; traffic safety and security products, including border and civil security solutions; commercial graphics sheeting and systems; architectural surface and lighting solutions; cleaning and protection products for commercial establishments; and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. This segment’s products include personal protection products, such as certain maintenance-free and reusable respirators, personal protective equipment, head and face protection, body protection, hearing protection, and protective eyewear. In traffic safety and security, the company provides reflective sheeting used on highway signs, vehicle license plates, construction work-zone devices, trucks and other vehicles, and also provides pavement marking systems, in addition to electronic surveillance products, films that protect against counterfeiting, and reflective materials that are used on apparel, footwear and accessories, enhancing visibility in low-light situations. Traffic safety and security also provides finger, palm, face and iris biometric systems for governments, law enforcement agencies, and commercial enterprises, in addition to remote people-monitoring technologies used for offender-monitoring applications. Major commercial graphics products include films, inks, digital signage systems and related products used to produce graphics for vehicles, signs and interi


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