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Welcome to 3M Newark

3M Newark Plant

Greetings from 3M Newark

  • 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.


    History of 3M Newark

    • We are Aearo Technologies LLC
    • Newark Factory Built in 1970
    • Expansion for Converting Operations in 1980
    • Name Changed to Aearo Technologies in 1996
    • Acquired by 3M in April 2008 as a Wholly Owned Subsidiary

In the Plant

  • Technologies

    We are a Thermal & Acoustic Systems provider. We design and manufacture highly engineered custom thermal-acoustic systems to solve customer problems and make them lighter, safer, and more efficient.

    Our core competitive competency is our Thin-Sheet Cast Polyurethane Foam & Barrier Composite manufacturing process. This unique & differentiated technology sets us apart from our competitors.

    We have finished part Converting services including Die Cutting, Dieless Cutting, Laminating, Edge Spraying, Kitting, and Rewinding to provide custom solution sets.

  • Products and Services

    Our Manufactured Product Groups Include:

    • Acoustical Foam
    • Barrier Composites
    • Ear Plug Foam
    • Rigid Aircraft Foam
    • Specialty Foams
         – Gasketing
         – Damping
    • Flexographic Printing Foam
    • Fine Celled Confor Foam
    • Skin & Wound Foam

    For more information, see our website at www.earsc.com

In the Community

  • 3M Newark Life

    General Information

    • Gross Acres - 5,934.6
    • Square Miles - 9.3

    Population (Includes On-Campus Students)

    • Total 1990 - 26,463
    • Total 2000 - 28,547
    • Total 2010 - 31,454

    Household Information

    • Total Households - 7,251
    • Family Households - 4,251
    • Married Couple Households - 3,528
    • Non-Family Households - 3,270
    • Median Household Income in 2009 - $53,357


    • Executive, Management, & Professional - 55.1%
    • Service - 17.6%
    • Sales & Office - 20.5%
    • Farming, Fishing & Forestry - 0.2%
    • Construction & Maintenance - 3.4%
    • Production. Transportation - 3.6%


    • Unemployment Rate (March 2012) - 5.0%
  • Community Involvement

    We have a highly engaged Stakeholder team that promotes our core values.  These values are founded on respect for our environment, education for the youths of our community, and generosity toward those in need. 

    We hold numerous charitable events throughout the year in support of various organizations, and we are able to support our surrounding school districts with product donations.  Among those organizations that we have had long-standing relationships are:

    - Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder

    - The Delaware School for the Hearing Impaired

    - Boys & Girls Club of DE

    - United Way of DE

    - The Delaware Nature Society

    - Local School Districts

    - Shoes to Share

    - The Food Bank of DE

    - Delaware Aearospace Academy

Contact 3M Newark Plant

(302) 738-6800
3M Newark
650 Dawson Drive
Newark, DE 19713-3412