During this global crisis, the safety of our collaborators and the general public, including the health professionals and first responders, is a priority for 3M. We are grateful for the work that our people are doing to support the response of public health and we are adopting measures to protect their wellbeing, including working remotely when possible, and applying solid safety protocols throughout our facilities.
Since January, 3M has doubled the global production of N95 respirators to 1.100 million, including the manufacturing facilities in the United States, Asia and Europe. 3M will double its capacity to 2 thousand million per year in the next 12 months.
During this crisis, 3M is experiencing an unprecedented increase in the demand for N95 respirators, and the demand will surpass the supply in the future. As we work with urgency to expand our own production, we are also working with the governments and other participants to prioritize, classify and redirect the supply to meet the most critical needs and areas. 3M is also partnering with other companies in a range of innovative solutions to protect healthcare workers and first response services.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, we have doubled our global production of N95 respirators. Our production lines are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we are hiring new employees, adding shifts and activating more lines to maximize the production of other important products, such as hand sanitizers and surface disinfectants.
Protecting our 3Mers and maintaining business continuity.
We have been able to maintain operations under different circumstances throughout the world, working in an agile manner locally, regionally and globally, collaborating with experts and governments worldwide.
We have implemented different measures to protect and support our employees, from remote work from home, to strengthening the safety protocols in our plants and distribution centers.
Most of the N95 respirators that arrive in Latin America are now designated first and foremost to healthcare professionals who are assisting as first responders to the outbreak, the rest of the products are distributed among other industries which are also critical during this pandemic, including energy, food and pharmaceutical companies.
We are working to support the fight against counterfeiting and fraudulent activities with 3M products which are critical in order to provide a during the pandemic.
3M prices for all our medical supplies, including N95 respirators, are the same prices we had prior to the pandemic.
We have recently received some reports regarding possible counterfeiting activities and fraudulent sale in web sites and social network pages, especially of respiratory protection products. If you detect any fraud or counterfeiting situation you can report it at:
3M does not sell products directly on web pages or through social networks. In case it is necessary, we recommend consulting availability of 3M products, solely through our authorized distributors. However, we must repeat at this time, that our priority is to assist healthcare professionals which who are working as first responders providing assistance against COVID-19.
If you need help to identify 3M authorized distributors, please consult the following page
The adequate selection and use of respirators is a key element for the reduction of the exposure to contaminants in the air. You can find technical bulletins, procedure videos, adjustment tests resources and more information to help you protect your employees and yourself.
Obtain information and application advice regarding 3M cleaning and disinfection products which can be used by facility managers, construction service contractors and all those who clean public spaces.
Everyday health professionals put themselves at risk to guarantee that other can be assisted. 3M Medical offers resources and information to help protect those professionals and the patients, especially during these hard times.
If you have any questions regarding the virus and which is the best way to protect yourself, please consult the official sources to learn about the latest recommendations