3M has a long and eventful history. Today we evolved as a company dedicated to research, development and production of high quality membranes for medical and technical uses. 3M has its roots in a textile company developing and producing textile fibres. From those roots it advanced the membrane technology and reached its current position as one of the leading independent membrane manufacturers and leading partner for membrane technology worldwide. The company name has changed over the time. Today the name 3M describes our business.