With the focus on research, development and production of highly specified membranes 3M established its laboratories as competence centres. These serve all relevant functions which include product characterisation and release, R&D, application technology, all relevant functions of R&D, production, quality control and marketing.

The laboratories are critical to the success of our business: Not only by daily quality control of our products and raw materials and adjuvants, but also by continuing development of new efficient characterization methods for our products and the products of our customers.

Analytical requirements for membrane development and production are complex and increasingly sophisticated. Therefore, 3M applies the most advanced analytical methods and operates and invests in modern equipment.

Our highly qualified staff supports both internal departments and customers in all aspects of membrane evaluation knowledge and experience.


3M´s laboratory consists of three groups:

Biology & Clinical Tests