3M announces it is expanding production of its polymer supply for the fluoroelastomer and polymer processing additives industries globally. The expansion of 3M’s Decatur, Alabama plant is a capital investment in equipment. This upgraded equipment will significantly increase throughput and output capacity. 3M expects to complete the expansion Q2 2013. Fluoropolymers are widely used in automotive, aerospace, polyethylene production, chemical processing and a broad base of other applications.