3M, with its subsidiaries Dyneon GmbH and Dyneon B.V., is a worldwide leader in production, development and sales of fluoroelastomers, fluorothermoplastics, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and specialty additives, which are sold under the 3M™ Dyneon™ and 3M™ Dynamar™ brand. Fluoropolymers are used in a variety of industrial applications, such as oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical processing, automotive and aerospace or in the electric/electronics industries.
3M Company is a technology company. The Company operates through five segments. Its Industrial segment serves markets, such as automotive original equipment manufacturer and automotive aftermarket, electronics, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, and construction. Its Safety and Graphics segment serves markets for the safety, security and productivity of people, facilities and systems. Its Health Care segment serves markets that include medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, and food manufacturing and testing. Its Electronics and Energy segment serves customers in electronics and energy markets, including solutions for electronic devices; electrical products; telecommunications networks, and power generation and distribution. Its Consumer segment serves markets that include consumer retail, office business to business, home improvement, drug and pharmacy retail, and other markets.