3M Industrial Mineral Products Division is the world’s leading supplier of colored and specialty roofing granules for the asphalt shingle industry. Our focus on satisfying customers - for more than 75 years - is empowered by four distinct hallmarks that combine to uniquely and competitively define IMPD.



3M Industrial Mineral Products Division is the world’s leading supplier of colored and specialty roofing granules for the asphalt shingle industry. Our focus on satisfying customers - for more than 75 years - is empowered by four distinct hallmarks that combine to uniquely and competitively define IMPD.

Innovation. First, 3M innovation concentrates 3M resources to create value for our customers. Over the years innovation has guided significant advances in granule technology. Our exacting standards for longevity, durability, color-fastness, algae resistance and reflectivity consistently pay off for 3M customers in quality and performance.

Expertise. Next, the collective expertise of our IMPD people combined with our high-performance culture and caring attitude brings a broad range of problem solving skills to product development and customer service. This is proactively demonstrated in many ways.

In our St. Paul Customer Service Center, 3M technical staff members work directly with roofing manufacturers to create roofing material with new colors and experimental blends on the spot. 3M technical staff can further help customers refine their granule storage and handling facilities to reduce waste and segregation and improve product quality control.

Our Houston Test Exposure Deck is available for 3M customers to use as an extension of their own research programs. The IMPD commitment to e-commerce efficiencies evolves technology that facilitates ordering, tracking and information gathering via the Internet.

Manufacturing. Thirdly, efficient manufacturing processes help ensure consistency of operations and low cost, just-in-time delivery at competitive prices. We provide highly engineered roofing granules with long-lasting ceramic coatings.

R&D. Finally, our research and development capability has delivered breakthroughs including: algae and stain resistant granules; bright white granules; bright, pastel and custom colors; cool, energy resistant granules; blended granules and 14 and 18 Grade granules for our metal roofing customers.

3M Industrial Mineral Products Division exclusively comprises groundbreaking innovation, extraordinary employee expertise, efficient manufacturing and awesome R&D. In total, this facilitates the development of better granules. And better granules do make better shingles. For more information, call Tim Worms at 651-733-1812 or visit www.scotchguard.com.