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3M Businesses

3M serves customers through six business segments, which increase speed and efficiency by sharing technological, manufacturing, marketing and other resources.

Consumer and OfficeConsumer and Office

Supplying an array of products that keep homes cleaner, offices organized and buildings well-maintained, we're home to some of the world's best-known brands, including Scotch®, Post-it®, Scotch-Brite® and Scotchgard™. We've created many product categories and we're a leader in the markets we serve.


Our recent product breakthroughs include Post-it® Super Sticky Notes in unique shapes and colours - ideal for use on a broad range of non-paper surfaces; and a new family of Scotch-Brite® cleaning products, which give consumers the right scrubbing power for a host of cleaning jobs and have given us entry into a large and growing market.

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Display and GraphicsDisplay and Graphics

We're a world leader in films that brighten the displays on electronic products, such as flat-panel computer monitors, cellular phones, personal digital assistants and liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions. We're also a leader in touch screens and touch monitors; optical components used in projection televisions; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; materials and systems for producing high-performance, attention-getting graphic images.

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Electro and CommunicationsElectro and Communications

We're a leading supplier of innovative solutions to the electrical, electronics and communications industries. Our products enable the efficient transmission of electrical power and speed the delivery of information and ideas.


We successfully compete in numerous market segments, including electrical utilities; electrical construction, maintenance and repair; OEM electrical and electronics; computers and peripherals; consumer electronics; and telecommunications (central office, outside plant and enterprise). Additionally, we supply the aerospace, military, automotive and medical markets.

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Health CareHealth Care

We help health care professionals improve the quality of health care throughout the world everyday. Our innovative products and services also help increase efficiency in the delivery of patient care. We successfully compete in multiple market segments, including medical and surgical products, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and personal care products.

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IndustrialIndustrial and Transportation

We strive to understand the diverse market segments - construction, food and beverage, metal fabrication, oil and gas, woodworking and more - that make up the industrial marketplace. We then use that knowledge to provide innovative products and other solutions that make industrial customers more competitive.

Our market-focused, customer-centric approach increases our efficiency and makes it easy for customers to do business with us. With our global technology, manufacturing and marketing network, we partner with both multinational and local customers.

For Transportation markets, we provide products and components for the manufacture, repair and maintenance of cars, aircraft, boats, and other vehicles. Our major product categories include abrasives, tapes, films, adhesives and specialty materials. We have earned an excellent reputation for providing high-quality products and services to automotive manufacturers, automotive body shops, the aerospace and marine industries, and other segments of the transportation market worldwide.

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Safety, Security and Protection ServicesSafety, Security and Protection Services

We're a leader in several large and fast-growing markets, including personal safety, security and facilities protection. Our major products include personal protection product components, laminates that are used to help prevent counterfeiting of documents, reflective materials for personal safety, window films, cleaning and protection products for commercial establishments, roofing granules for asphalt shingles, and fire protection products that help protect against the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes.

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