What Are The Other Products And Solutions That 3M Provides Beyond Their Famous Scotch Tape?

Founded in 1902, 3M Company is an international conglomerate with highly diversified products and services. The company began as a mineral mine for grinding wheel abrasives but expanded rapidly after a series of innovations. Some of 3M’s early milestones include: the world’s first waterproof sandpaper in the 1920s, the invention of masking tape in 1925, Scotchlite™ Reflective Sheeting for highways in the 1940s, Scotch-Brite™ cleaning sponges in the 1950s, Neil Armstrong’s Fluorel™ synthetic rubber boots used to walk on the moon in 1969, and the invention of Post-it® Notes in 1980, to name just a few. Originally called the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, the company officially changed its name to 3M in 2002.Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, 3M has five primary business groups: industrial (34% of revenue), safety and graphics (18.3%), electronics and energy (17.5%), health care (17.3%), and consumer (14.4%).

As of 2013, the company boasts operations in 70 countries, a global workforce of 88,667 strong (of which approximately 8,400 are researchers), 3,330 international patents, and a revenue of nearly $31 billion. 3M’s industrial group services the aerospace and aircraft markets, offering materials products that improve the efficiency and resiliency of aircraft. The company’s AS9100C-, ISO 9001:2008-, and NADCAP-certified technologies include surface protections, aerospace sealants, structural adhesives, and thermal acoustic systems. 3M’s sealants and low-density void-filling compounds help make aircraft lighter, protects against abrasion, erosion and corrosion, and restores optical clarity. Their flame-retardant acoustic and thermal insulation systems diminishes excess noise.

ASAP Semiconductor through its proprietary website ASAP Aerospace is a one-stop distributor for all your part requirements. If you need a part from 3M, look through our selection at www.asap-aerospace.com. We stock a variety of parts from a number of manufacturers, including obsolete or hard-to-find parts. For more information or to request a quote please contact us at sales@asap-aerospace.com and one of our sales staff will readily assist you.


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