text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation

3M Science. Applied to life.™

When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, part of his equipment consisted of 3M products. Today, 3M innovations can be found in almost all walks of life, work, medicine and technology. No wonder that 51 basic technologies, 8,100 researchers and more than 129,000 registered patents provide the know-how to constantly develop new and creative solutions: Innovation by conviction - for our customers. That's why we invest more than a billion dollars a year in research and development. Because only knowledge, experience and interdisciplinary thinking can solve today's challenging issues. 

3M was founded in 1902 and has its Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.  
Worldwide 3M employs more than 95,000 people in 70 countries. 200 people work in the Netherlands.

3M has a wide range of products. From personal protective equipment to adhesives and from casting resins to abrasives.  
We are also responsible for some of the world's best-known brands and patented technologies, including: Cubitron, Cool Flow, Scotch, Scotch-Brite, Scotch-Weld, Scotchcast, SprayMount, Scotchlok, Scotchfil, VHB, Dual Lock, SecureFit, Peltor, EAR, Speedglas, Versaflo and Command 


Product groups

3M offers innovative electrical solutions, including wire and cable management, insulation and sealing, locating and marking, cable repair and arc resistance.
More about Electrical
Personal Safety
From the most basic to the most specialized needs, 3M offers the health and safety protection you and your employees need. These include: respiratory, hearing, eye, head, face and fall protection, among others
More about Personal Safety
3M offers innovative abrasives for welding and metalworking applications, whether cutting and grinding, deburring and cleaning or refining and finishing.
More about Abrasiven
Reinforce your product design ideas with 3M adhesives and tapes. You're challenged to make products and processes better. We have the science to help.
More about Adhesives

Stay up to date with the latest news:

  • NEWS
    29 apr. 2024
    3M - Scotchcast
    Discover 3M's safer epoxy resin. Compared to other products in our portfolio, the 3M™ Scotchcast™ Epoxy Resin 4GS is free of carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic (CMR) chemicals and substances of very high concern (SVHC). Fast, reliable and mess-free application is made possible thanks to the closed mixing and pouring system with an integrated spout and nozzle. Suitable for low-voltage welding sockets up to 0.6/1.0 (1.2) kV.
    Read more
  • NEWS
    6 nov. 2023
    3M - Cubitron3
    For over 40 years, 3M™ Cubitron™ Performance abrasives have always delivered maximum productivity, but now the best have gotten even better! Meet 3M™ Cubitron™ 3 Performance abrasives - the next generation of great products. Our new product line uses breakthrough advancements in precisely shaped grit to deliver 3 times the life and cutting speed as ever before. Discover the difference of 3M™ Cubitron™ 3 Performance abrasives and experience improvements in every area of your workplace through productivity, worker safety and durability.
    Read more
  • NEWS
    25 mei 2023
    3M™ SecureFit™ X Series Hearing Protection
    Our goal is to reduce the number of cases of hearing loss from noise in the workplace through innovative solutions.
    Read more
  • NEWS
    11 nov. 2022
    Could you repeat that?
    Harmful noise is one of the three main health risks in the workplace. From 2016, harmful noise is officially recognised as an irreversible health risk within the new PPE regulation. This puts hearing protection in the same high risk category as respiratory and fall protection.
    Read more