3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. 3M is headquartered in St. Paul, MN, with 11,000 employees located at 3M Center. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.
We are developing the next generation of solutions.
We never stop innovating. We're always developing new ways to help customers meet their environmental challenges, along with ways to reduce our products' environmental impact.
For example, our 3M's Corporate Research Laboratory is identifying and promoting the use of renewable materials as replacements for petroleum-based polymers and monomers in 3M films, fibers, adhesives, molded products, and more. Researchers' work will make our products more environmentally sustainable and will help ensure a more cost-effective source of raw materials, as oil becomes scarcer and prices for it fluctuate.