For more than a century now, 3M® has always been committed to providing professional-caliber products that help customers address virtually all sorts of problems. This company makes use of science in a collaborative manner to develop solutions that improve daily lives. Founded in 1902 as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, 3M takes pride in its long list of world-renowned patents and innovations, which has reached 100,000 in 2014. From its class-leading abrasives, tapes, films and sheeting, filtration and separation products to top-of-the-line personal protective equipment and medical supplies, 3M is out there, finding rapid solutions to the needs of almost every industry in the world. And this company is never stopping there—3M stays on a constant quest for solutions that make people’s lives better and easier.