ICS Magazine

3M celebrates 100th anniversary and 30 years of respiratory protection products

November 5, 2002
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, 3M is looking back at “A Century in Innovation,” including its respiratory protection products.

In May 1972, 3M scientists created the first 3M government-certified respirator, the 3M Single Use Respirator 8710. As a result of combining filtration technologies and blown microfiber capabilities, this respirator set the stage for 3M’s family of respiratory protection products, according to the company.