The company was founded in 1902 in Minnesota, USA, near a thriving village on the shores of Lake Superior by five entrepreneurs to use the rare mineral corundum as an abrasive: a lawyer, a doctor, two railroad executives, and a butcher. In 1910, a new abrasive plant was built in Saint Paul. In 1921, a patent was obtained for the first waterproof abrasive, which expanded the business.
The invention of clear tape during the Great Depression helped the company grow in an environment where most businesses were struggling to break even. Consumers have used tape in a variety of forms: for torn paper, reinforcing bindings, mending
Today, the company's enterprises in 60 countries around the world produce more than 50 thousand items of goods for medicine and various industries, including automotive, oil and gas, mining, etc. (abrasive, adhesive materials, etc.).
Scotch-Brite brand products are products for solving problems of wet and dry cleaning of the house, for the care of various surfaces, furniture and interior items.