Sustainability is an increasingly important goal for companies all over the world, including 3M. With industry-leading performance and durability, 3M™ Floor Pads can help you meet your sustainability goals. Let’s shed some light on the subject of 3M floor pad durability, biodegradability and sustainability.

  • Durability. The surest form of sustainability.

    Durability: The surest form of sustainability

    Durability is an under-appreciated part of the sustainability equation, but makes a difference in the environmental impact of a product. Did you know that it takes 4X as many competitive pads to strip a floor efficiently, compared to a 3M brand stripping pad?* 3M floor pads need to be replaced less often, resulting in fewer pads in landfills.

  • Recycled meets durable.

    Recycled meets durable.

    Protecting the environment while ensuring your floors get the best care is 3M’s number one goal. That’s why we start with at least 50% post-consumer recycled materials* and then add high performance, water-based latex resins to maximize pad durability and value.

  • Made in the USA. And around the world.

    Made in the USA. And around the world.

    The majority of 3M pads sold in the USA are also made in the USA, with an exception of a few that are manufactured in Canada and France. 3M has made it a goal to localize our supply chains, source raw materials and make products in plants closer to our customers, which means less energy is consumed when moving our products all over the world.


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Durability. The surest form of sustainability.

3M™ Floor Pads meet Green Seal’s GS-20 Standard for Environmental Innovation

To help facility managers reduce the amount of floor care waste and meet their sustainability goals, 3M™ Floor Pads received Green Seal’s Certification of Environmental Innovation under the GS-20 standard. The Environmental Innovation program recognizes products that significantly reduce environmental impact through product innovation.

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3M™ Floor Pads with the Green Seal of approval

The following 3M™ Floor Pads received Green Seal’s Certification of Environmental Innovation under the GS-20 standard based on a design for significantly improved performance, durability, or both, extending the useful life of the floor pad and reducing solid waste generation.

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    3M™ Black Stripper Pad 7200

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    3M™ High Productivity Pad 7300

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    Scotch-Brite™ Surface Preparation Pad

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    Scotch-Brite™ Surface Preparation Pad Plus

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    3M™ Blue Cleaner Pad 5300

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    Scotch-Brite™ Clean & Shine Pad

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    Scotch-Brite™ Purple Diamond Floor Pad Plus

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    3M™ Sky Blue Hi-Performance Burnish Pad 3050

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3M™ Floor Pads can help you meet your sustainability goals. Let's shed some light on the subject of 3M floor pad sustainability.

Longer-lasting floor pads need to be replaced less often. It takes 4 times as many competitive pads to strip a floor compared to a 3M brand stripping pad.
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    Sustainability through durability.

    Watch how utilizing more durable and effective floor pads helps minimize waste and maximize your floor care.

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    See the difference.

    Watch how the 3M™ Black Stripper Pad compares to a competitive floor pad when they go head to head in The Floor Pad Durability Challenge.


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Performance that's more than skin deep.

Floor pads may look the same on the outside, but on the inside is where it really counts.

And that's where 3M's long history in abrasive technology really stands out. Anybody can make a floor pad, but not everyone can make a floor pad that maintains its effectiveness day after day of hard use.

4x more efficient: longer-lasting floor pads need to be replaced less often. It takes 4 times as many competitive pads to strip a floor compared to a 3M brand stripping pad.

Your challenges inspire our innovations.

  • 3M's Sustainability Commitment

    3M invented floor pads more than 50 years ago to help cut the costs of floor care. Today, we continue to develop products that anticipate the needs of floor care professionals through science-based research and a commitment to sustainable products that meet both our customers’ facility maintenance and environmental goals.

  • ** To achieve the same efficient floor finish removal, one 3M 7200 Black Stripper floor pad is needed compared to four compared to four competitive Black Strip floor pads.”

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