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The chain reaction of ideas and opportunities propels innovation at 3M.

From Giraffe Skin to a New Medical Treatment

Sometimes, it’s hard to separate “innovation” from “inspiration” at 3M...we never know where that next idea is going to come from. In the case of developing a new compression system to treat a painful leg condition known as venous leg ulcers, our innovators were inspired by the functional properties of giraffe skin.
Posted August 30, 2012

From Clearer Insights to Cleaner Breathing

Innovation isn’t always just about a great idea, but also about bringing ideas to society that transform problems into solutions that serve many. For cleaner breathing, this meant leveraging 3M’s strong legacy of respirator expertise to achieve both affordability and new breakthroughs in performance…not an easy task.
Posted August 30, 2012

From Safer Roads to Painless Injections

The success of 3M innovation lies in the culture of collaboration that yields new opportunities to solve problems in different industries. This culture enabled 3M scientists to draw from one of our core technologies to create solutions in both areas of traffic safety and drug delivery.
Posted August 30, 2012

From Clean Electronics to a Giant Squid

Innovation applies to all things big and small at 3M. Who would ever expect to be talking about electronic gadgets and giant squids in the same sentence? 3M™ Novec™ brand fluids optimize a unique chemistry to protect both devices and memorable treasures alike.
Posted August 30, 2012

From Clear Screens to Clear Cards

There are no clear boundaries to innovation at 3M. Ideas take a journey to all sorts of unexpected places, including the world of optical science, where optical films are not only applied to make screens brighter, but also to design a snazzy looking credit card.
Posted August 30, 2012

Stay Warm, Drive Easy

At 3M, the innovation never stops. A great example of the connected curiosity that unites creative ideas with versatile application can be found in 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation, a product that delivers both thermal and acoustic solutions to solve problems in multiple industries.
Posted August 30, 2012

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