Founded back in 1902 under the name Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, later renamed to 3M. At first the company’s aim was to mine corundum from which they would manufacture different types of abrasives.
Later on 3M established itself, without a doubt, as a leader in the manufacturing of innovative products and technologies. 3M’s success began with the patent of the waterproof Wetordry™ sandpaper. The new technology they created, eliminated the clouds of dust which other sandpapers create. That marked the beginning of a numerous life changing products, like the first scotch tape Scotch®, the first reflective film, the first