As the leading company in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for various markets. “Leading through innovation” – with this guiding idea 3M speaks up worldwide for making peoples’ lives easier, safer and more comfortable. As in all other areas within 3M, the leading idea is that specialists research and develop for specialists. 3M Architectural Markets profits from the international integration of know-how within the company and the vast experience within various technological platforms. 3M has earned a top spot on Booz & Company’s list of most innovative companies for the third consecutive year, ranking number three behind Apple and Google. Moreover, 3M has been named one of the world's "Best Global Green Brands" by leading brand consultant Interbrand. On the 2011 list, 3M ranks second globally and first among U.S.-based organizations. 3M Architectural Markets is about innovating beautiful yet practical products that meet the diverse needs of architects, designers, building owners and operators, contractors and other professionals. Creating a unique mix of materials, colors and haptic structures arguably is an aesthetic imperative of interior design influencing the perception of spaces, surfaces and settings. Changing trends, technical requirements, sustainability efforts and budgetary demands influence expectations and choice of materials. 3M surface finishes and glass decorative films offer outstanding possibilities in combining highest quality and creative flexibility. Our products can be applied in situ, making it easy and effective to refresh and remodel. Create attractive, dynamic, enduring exteriors and interiors using materials that stand up to the elements and your aesthetic demands. After all, a space must do good, not just look good.