3M Company is a diversified technology company with a global presence in the following businesses: Safety and Industrial; Transportation and Electronics; Health Care; and Consumer. At 3M, we use science to improve lives and help solve the world’s toughest challenges. We never stop inventing. We have over 100,000 patents to prove it. We own 51 technology platforms, which range from adhesives and abrasives, to ceramics and nanotechnology. 3M scientists around the world share and combine these technologies across all 3M businesses to invent and manufacture cutting-edge products. By combining these technologies, we develop new solutions to challenging problems. 3M’s manufacturing expertise and capabilities allow these new solutions to be commercialized, at scale, efficiently and cost effectively.