Improving Productivity

With tremendous challenges in accessing both established and unconventional reserves, in harsh geographies, with rising operational costs we are there to help you meet productivity goals with confidence.

ABRASIVES

AbrasivesToday, 3M™ Abrasives rely on traditional strengths such as adhesives and coating, as well as the most modern technologies, from microreplication to ceramics and nonwoven materials. The result is a comprehensive range of abrasives that shape, finish and polish with ease and precision.

Innovation at Work:

The 3M™ Cubitron™ II Bonded Abrasive has a shark tooth-shaped grain that always breaks/wears sharp, grinds faster and easier and lasts longer than conventional abrasives.

Product Detail:

3M™ Cubitron™ II Bonded Abrasives were born to grind and cut through metal on your toughest jobs. 3M Cubitron II bonded abrasives deliver the total package – faster cut and longer life.

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ADHESIVES

AdhesivesThey are used in such diverse products as airplanes, cell phones, automobiles, medical dressings and industrial applications. 3M excels in curable adhesives and epoxies. And, of course, pressure-sensitive tapes, which 3M invented more than 80 years ago.

Innovation at Work:

3M scientist Art Fry invented Post-it® Notes in an effort to create "sticky" bookmarks that wouldn't fall out of his hymnal during services.

Product Detail:

Powerful adhesives replace mechanical fasteners, rivets, bolts and welds in a variety of applications.

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BONDING TAPE

Bonding Tape3M™ Adhesives have been engineered to fit customers' needs. They are used in such diverse products as airplanes, cell phones, automobiles, medical dressings and industrial applications. 3M excels in curable adhesives, epoxies and pressure-sensitive tapes, which 3M invented more than 80 years ago.

Innovation at Work:

3M™ VHB™ Acrylic Foam Tape is used in aircraft assembly as an alternative to rivets.

Product Detail:

3M VHB tape's 100% acrylic closed cell construction reliably bonds metals, plastics and glass, eliminating the need for screws, rivets, welds and other mechanical fasteners in many applications. Foam conforms to many irregular surfaces and helps provide sealing, cushioning and impact resistance.

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FILTRATION

FiltrationThanks to 3M's expertise in filter cartridge design and the manufacturing of melt blown polypropylene filter media, new and improved filtration solutions are being developed for large fluid flow applications frequently seen in oil and gas upstream applications, such as injection waters.

Innovation at Work:

Aware that multiple 2.5" filter cartridges were commonly used in large filter housings for high flow applications, such as injection waters, 3M engineers asked themselves, "What if we designed a larger diameter filter cartridge that would minimize the required filter housing size and the number of filter cartridges?" From there, the 3M™ High Flow Series Filter System was developed. The benefit to the customer is a compact footprint, saving valuable space, and lower capital investment costs.

Product Detail:

Developed for use in large flow applications, 3M™ High Flow Series Filter Cartridges are available in a wide range of filter micron grades, designed to meet customers' fluid quality specifications. The High Flow housings are available in several sizes (1 – 19 arounds) and materials of construction (carbon steel, stainless steel, FRP) to meet the specific application needs.

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FOOD SAFETY

Food SafetyThe main concern with food service is the risk of product cross-contamination resulting from a food preparation surface not being cleaned to a sufficiently high standard. Food residue left behind after poor cleaning - often invisible to the naked eye - can form a breeding ground for bacteria and cause food contamination

Innovation at Work:

3M Rapid Hygiene Monitoring products provide highly visual results in a few seconds and can help you assess whether a food preparation surface or equipment is sufficiently clean to comply with your quality assurance program criteria.

Product Detail:

3M™ Clean-Trace™ Protein Tests are quick, simple and cost effective for effective hygiene monitoring and management.

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FIRESTOP FOAM

Firestop FoamAs 3M™ FIP 1-Step Firestop Foam expands, it creates a seal around pipes, cables and conduit so you can tackle tricky installations with confidence in just one step. Now you can finish complex installations like cable bundles, conduit banks and cable trays faster with little cleanup.

Innovation at Work:

In 1974, the movie "Towering Inferno" sparked the imagination of Richard Licht, a 3M product developer who passionately believed 3M technologies could be used to improve the safety of multi-story buildings. Several devastating fires inspired Licht to develop the first firestop products based on existing 3M intumescent technology.

Product Detail:

3M™ FIP 1-Step Firestop Foam stays in place and expands at a controlled and consistent pace. Installs in vertical and horizontal applications without running down the opening or sagging. Similar to many two-part epoxy sealants, but with just one step.

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GLASS BUBBLES

Glass Bubbles3M started in ceramics, turning minerals into sandpaper. For more than a century, we have forged inorganic ceramic materials into a surprising range of products.

Innovation at Work:

25 times less weight than a solid glass bead, glass bubbles are a density-reducing additive in cement to control bottom hole pressure.

Product Detail:

3M™ Glass Bubbles are an engineered product that provides the highest strength to weight ratio of any density reducing filler. 3M™ Glass Bubbles are lightweight but can survive under high temperatures and pressures. Benefits of using 3M bubbles include thermal insulation, buoyancy, reduced density, viscosity modification, and more.

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GRIP TAPE

Grip Tape3M creates the durable structured surfaces using a combination of our unique technologies including microreplication, polymer processing, adhesives and nonwovens. These "catch and release" fasteners have transformed such diverse products as infant diapers and abrasives; they are also used in transportation, health care, sporting goods, electrical and industrial products.

Innovation at Work:

Gripping materials contain thousands of gripping fingers.

Product Detail:

3M™ Gripping Material puts thousands of microfingers on one side of a flexible backing to enhance control of items ranging from jackhammers to kayak paddles to wheelchairs.

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MECHANICAL FASTENERS

Mechanical Fasteners3M creates the durable structured surfaces using a combination of unique technologies including microreplication, polymer processing, adhesives and nonwovens. These "catch and release" fasteners have transformed such diverse products as infant diapers and abrasives; they are also used in transportation, health care, sporting goods, electrical and industrial products.

Innovation at Work:

3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners contains hundreds of mushroom-shaped stems, and were originally developed for refastenable diaper tapes.

Product Detail:

3M Dual Lock reclosable fasteners are a fastening solution that can replace screws, bolts and rivets. Adjust, realign or reattach with ease, leaving your product with clean, smooth lines free of holes or interruptions.

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WELL STIMULATION

Well StimulationA variety of 3M technologies are enabling more efficient and productive oil exploration and drilling supplies for your operations. These materials, from specialty additives to superabrasives, are engineered for high performance under the most demanding conditions.

Innovation at Work:

3M has a long history in low surface energy coatings, beginning with the introduction of Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector in 1952.

Product Detail:

Low surface energy coating improves permeability and reduces condensation in oil and gas formations.

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