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3M Irvine
Welcome to 3M Irvine

3M Irvine Plant

Greetings from 3M Irvine

  • 3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Over the years, we have worked to improve daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world.  We have made driving at night easier, made buildings safer, and made consumer electronics lighter, less energy-intensive and less harmful to the environment. We even helped put a man on the moon.
    Every day at 3M, one idea always leads to the next, igniting momentum to make progress possible around the world.

    3M Irvine, California

    History of 3M Irvine
    3M Irvine has occupied its current building location since 1974. The 113,500 sq. ft. building located on a nine-acre parcel of land.  The interior consists of 16,000 sq. ft. of administrative offices, 56,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing, and 41,500 sq. ft. of warehouse and distribution center space.  Our manufacturing facility is in an industrial development area within easy reach of three major freeways in the Orange County area.

    3M Irvine Historical and Quality Journey
    1992 - ISO-9001 Certification
    1993 - EN-46002 Certification to European Health Care Dir
    1994 - California “Gold Level” Quality Award
    1996 - ISO-14001 Certification
    1997 - Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Winner
    1997 - Cal/OSHA VPP “Star” Certification
    2001 - Combination of 3M and ESPE
    2002 - 9th Annual Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Award
    2002 - 3M Chairman's “Leadership Award”
    2002 - ISO 13485 Medical Device Certification
    2003 - State of California “Flex Your Power” Energy Efficiency Award
    2004 - 3M Chairman's “Leadership Award”
    2004 - Corporate Supply Chain Diamond Achievement Award
    2004 - Corporate-Level National Environmental Performance Track Outreach Award (First ever)
    2005 - Orange County Red Cross “Excellence in Disaster Readiness” Award
    2007 - 3M Golden Step Award
    2015 - Environmental Leadership Award
    2016 - CEO Safety and Health Award

In the Plant

  • Technologies

    3M is a pioneer in developing and applying technologies in new and groundbreaking ways.  3M Irvine technology platforms include:

    • Adhesives (Ad)
    • Advanced Materials (Am)
    • Dental and Orthodontic Materials (Do)
    • Flexible Converting and Packaging (Fc)
    • Inspection / Measurement (Im)
    • Nanotechnology (Na)
    • Particle and Dispersion Processing (Pd)
    • Precision Processing (Pp)
    • Process Design and Control (Pr)
  • Products & Services

    Restorative Composites

    • Filtek Restoratives
    • Silorane™ Restoratives



    • Scotchbond Adhesives
    • Adper Adhesives



    • RelyX Cements
    • Ketac Cements



    • Sof-Lex Systems



    • 3M ESPE Iso-Form Crowns
    • 3M ESPE Protemp Crowns



    • Express Impression Materials
    • Imprint Impression Materials

In the Community

  • 3M Irvine Life

    Irvine, California is a great place to live and work; located in the heart of Orange County, we are just minutes from the ocean and a short drive from the mountains and desert.  We are forty miles south of Los Angeles, eighty miles north of San Diego, and six miles inland from the Pacific Ocean.

    The beautiful city of Irvine is the largest-area city in Orange County and has been rated one of the best places to live due to our desirable climate, recreation, education, health care, cost of living, transportation, the arts, employment, and low crime rates.  Irvine has been identified as the third safest large city in the nation, with a population approaching 150,000.  
    One of the nation's most prestigious academic institutions, the University of California, Irvine, calls our city its home.  Dozens of corporate headquarters and Fortune 500 companies are housed in Irvine, with more than 165,000 people working in the city.

    In the off time, Irvine residents can indulge in one of over 55 parks for hiking, biking, picnicking, and more. Other entertainment opportunities are abound in Irvine.  The city is home to The Entertainment Center at Irvine Spectrum, the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, The Orange County Performing Arts Center, and the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

  • 3M Irvine Community Involvement

    3M Irvine is very active with community involvement programs, and we have a positive impact on our local community.  Through our California Community Relations Council, the 3M Irvine plant has supported these programs:

    • Junior Achievement of Southern California - We have partnered annually with Junior Achievement to provide a “3M Day” in the Classroom for an elementary school in the area.  Approximately forty 3M Irvine associates spend a day in the classroom teaching the free enterprise system and the value of staying in school.
    • The Discovery Science Center - A non-profit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting teachers, and increasing public understanding of science, math, and technology through interactive exhibits and programs.  Our associates and their families have had the opportunity to participate in 3M Family Days at The Discovery Science Center.
    • Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County - A non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the oral health of children in Orange County through collaborations directed at prevention, education, treatment, and advocacy.
    • The American Red Cross - Wildfire Relief efforts in California.
    • Olive Crest - An organization dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children, and to preserving the family.
    • Our plant has a year-round United Way Campaign with a variety of fundraising events.

Contact 3M Irvine Plant

(949) 863-1360

3M Irvine
2111 McGaw Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614