At 3M, we discover and innovate in nearly every industry to help solve problems around the world.
Metal free nanotechnology in 3M™ Window Film Prestige Exterior Series rejects up to 97% of the sun's heat-producing infrared light and up to 99% of UV rays, helping the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame to reduce energy costs by 8-12% annually.
Use silver metallised and weatherable polymeric film with a solar-weighted total hemispherical reflectance of 94% to direct light. The result: brighter LED lamps in Africa.
Using aluminium composite for the conductor core of a power line means you can carry twice the electrical power at half the weight—without disrupting existing infrastructure.
Micro-structured prisms optically direct as much as 80% of exterior natural light in and up, helping a first-of-its-kind Net Zero Walgreens chemist produce more energy than it consumes.
December 10, 2015
3M™ Glass Bubbles provide buoyancy at any depth and insulation in extreme cold. They protect valuable drilling equipment and help keep the oil business flowing.
August 06, 2015
Protecting wind turbines from damage can come down to a piece of tape.