At 3M, we discover and innovate in nearly every industry to help solve problems around the world.
3M and the British Science Association are joining forces to celebrate everyday scientists with a new campaign run during British Science Week, 6-15 March, to tackle stereotypes.
The availability and speed of charging solutions will play a crucial role enabling the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
Winners of the fiercely contested 3M Young Innovators Challenge were presented with their prizes at celebration events held in Bracknell, Berkshire, and Loughborough, Leicestershire.
As a sponsor of British Science Week, 3M has a series of fun, educational activities lined up for youngsters across the UK to show how innovation and science can improve everyday life.
June 01, 2016
The UK’s largest electricity transmission network operator has specified 3M ACCR (Aluminium Conductor Composite Reinforced) for a major project to replace conductors on a transmission line from Dungeness to Sellindge, Kent, due to its noise reduction properties.
June 10, 2016
As much as 30 per cent of all the heating and cooling energy used in homes and commercial buildings is due to heat lost or gained through windows.
June 24, 2016
Music guru Pete Waterman presented 3M with a prize for the most innovative stand at the Overhead Power Line and Working at Height Safety Exposition held at Chester racecourse on 9 June.
September 22, 2016
Vital supplies of gas to homes and businesses across the UK rely on cast iron pipes that have been buried underground for as long as 100 years.
October 27, 2016
3M has designed a range of gloves that are both durable and flexible with the needs of electricians in mind.
November 04, 2016
3M has been ranked as one of the world’s 25 best multinational workplaces by Great Place to Work® and the business magazine Fortune.
February 03, 2017
Scotland’s first new electricity conductor in almost 30 years has gone live, delivering power from an offshore wind generation plant to South Ayrshire via a sub-sea cable.
July 19, 2017
The three-day event held in Glasgow was an opportunity for 3M and ABB to promote a new eco-efficient switchgear solution to the electricity distribution community.
July 14, 2017
WeAreTheCity’s Rising Stars for 2017 enjoyed an uplifting celebration held on the 17th floor of News UK’s headquarters in London Bridge on 12 July.
December 21, 2016
Pupils from six Aberdeenshire schools who are enrolled on a Skills for Work Energy course were inspired by visits to 3M’s Customer Engagement Centre in Aberdeen.
April 03, 2017
3M has been named as a World’s Most Ethical Company for the fourth year running by Ethisphere and has received a Gold rating for corporate social responsibility from EcoVadis.
June 01, 2017
Cold Shrink technology from 3M will be in the spotlight at the UK power cables and jointing technologies exhibition and safety expo to be held at Chester Racecourse on 7 June.
April 28, 2017
More than 130 pupils from 13 primary and secondary schools across the Bracknell Forest and Wokingham districts have taken part in the 3M Young Innovators Challenge.
March 15, 2018
The findings reveal a mixed message of ‘do as I say, not as I do’ being handed on from UK parents to the prospective next generation of scientists.
February 28, 2018
Ethisphere® has named 3M as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fifth year running, recognising the company’s drive for positive change.
July 23, 2015
Using aluminium composite for the conductor core of a power line means you can carry twice the electrical power at half the weight—without disrupting existing infrastructure.
Micro-structured prisms optically direct as much as 80 per cent of exterior natural light in and up, helping a first-of-its-kind Walgreens Net Zero chemist produce more energy than it consumes.
March 15, 2016
In Mumbai, the power company needed to level up electric capacity to keep pace with growing demand.
March 16, 2016
Lisa Bradley's fascination with materials science began when she was given a chemistry set one Christmas and started carrying out experiments with her friends.
May 10, 2016
3M has been listed as a World’s Most Ethical Company for a third year in a row by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical practices in business.
Metal-free nanotechnology in 3M™ Window Film Prestige Exterior Series rejects up to 97 per cent of the sun’s heat-producing infrared light and up to 99 per cent of UV rays, helping the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame reduce energy costs by 8 to 12 per cent annually.
Use silver metallised and weatherable polymeric film with a solar-weighted total hemispherical reflectance of 94% to direct light. The result: Brighter LED lamps in Africa.