The Cuno Engineering Corporation was founded in 1912 by the German born Charles F. Cuno. The company found its early success in manufacturing quality automobile accessories including dash lights, timers for gas engines and cigar lighters1. His son Charles H. Cuno later succeeded his father in running the company. CUNO`s earliest filters, invented by Charlie Cuno, were stacked metal disks2 or metal mesh filters used to filter various oils. These early filters gave rise to the AutoKlean family of filters that are still used and in service today. Since then filtration and separation has been the primary focus during the 1960s before CUNO Incorporated became part of Commercial Intertech in 1986 and, in September 1996, a publicly listed company (NASDAQ: CUNO). In August 2005, CUNO Incorporated was acquired by 3M to combine its separation and filtration experience with the advanced materials innovation of 3M and enter a new era of solutions delivery to customers worldwide.
In November 2009, CUNO Incorporated officially changed our name to 3M Purification Inc.
3M Purification has manufacturing facilities around the world to serve all of our global customers some of the sites include the United States, Europe, Japan, Brazil, and Australia. We also have sales offices throughout the world serving the following markets, Life Sciences Process Technologies, Residential Water Filtration, Industrial Filtration, Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Food Service and Custom Engineered Products which includes appliance filtration.
3M Purification also provides expert technical services in support of all of our markets. Our Scientific Applications Support Services (SASS) Specialists are always ready to help our customers solve their most challenging filtration problems and help them improve their total cost of filtration.
3M is fundamentally a science-based company. We produce thousands of imaginative products, and we're a leader in scores of markets - from health care and highway safety to office products and abrasives and adhesives. Our success begins with our ability to apply our technologies - often in combination - to an endless array of real-world customer needs. Of course, all of this is made possible by the people of 3M and their singular commitment to make life easier and better for people around the world.