3M names its spinoff as Solventum

3M's plant in Brookings is currently undergoing an expansion valued in the $200 million range. (Brookings Register file photo)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M announced Thursday that Solventum will be the name of the planned, independent health care company following its spin-off.

Solventum originates from two words: “solving” and “momentum.”

The new name and branding will go into effect when the spin-off of the independent health care company occurs, which is expected in the first half of 2024, subject to final approval by 3M’s board of directors and other required conditions.

3M plant locations in South Dakota include Brookings and Aberdeen.