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  • 2/27/17 7:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every vascular catheter used on a patient poses potential for a costly and prevalent central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). Passive disinfection caps for needleless connectors have been shown to reduce the risk of CLABSI. Disinfecting port protectors also eliminate human scrubbing technique variability. However, clinicians haven’t had a passive disinfection solution for stopcocks and hemodialysis catheters – until now. 3M ismore...
  • 2/22/17 7:05 am CST

    London Fashion House Shows Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection Inspired by Shapes and Colors of Iconic Post-it Notes from 3M

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, the global innovation company recognized for diversified technology and applying creativity and ingenuity to improve people’s lives, announces a partnership with London-based fashion label Fyodor Golan at London Fashion Week 2017. As designers, industry leaders and fashion enthusiasts gathered from across the globe for the annual event, Fyodor Golan unveiled their unprecedented vibrant collection. 3M Design and Post-it Brand from 3M teamedmore...
  • 2/8/17 10:16 am CST

    Inventor of the original scouring pad releases a whole new dimension of clean with all-new, double-duty cleaning solution for the food service industry

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scrubbing pots and pans has always been a grueling task. Kitchen aids can now cut back on the elbow grease with the new Scotch-Brite™ Dual Purpose Scour Pad 96Hex from 3M. Introducing a new shape that is both longer lasting and user friendly, the hexagonal hand pad features a yellow side with the latest in scouring technology, and a gray side that polishes away fine particles and grease. “In 1958, Scotch-Brite introduced the firstmore...
  • 2/7/17 4:24 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Board of Directors (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.175 per share for the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 6 percent over the quarterly dividend paid in 2016. The dividend is payable March 12, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 17, 2017. This marks the 59th consecutive year 3M has increased its dividend. The company has paid dividends to its shareholdersmore...
  • 2/1/17 11:19 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As our aging population grows, nurses are continuing to see more instances of tough-to-manage skin breakdown due to incontinence. Skin damage associated with urine and/or fecal exposure, otherwise known as incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD), is a resource-intensive condition that can be very painful for patients. To help combat this debilitating problem, 3M introduces its revolutionary 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant, a highmore...
  • 1/31/17 11:00 am CST

    3M honored for global initiative to recruit, develop and advance women companywide

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M is being recognized with the prestigious 2017 Catalyst Award, which honors companies for their proven approach to expand opportunities for women and business. 3M’s “I’m in. Accelerating Women’s Leadership,” is a global initiative that focuses on the advancement of women, and is an important component of a diversity and inclusion strategy that positively impacts the company worldwide. “Diversity is a competitive weapon for 3M as itmore...
  • 1/24/17 1:36 pm CST

    Protect sensitive information from visual hackers with holistic security and privacy measures

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Four out of five mobile workers say they’ve caught someone looking over their shoulder at their laptop screen in a public space.1 This low-tech threat, known as visual hacking, is a growing concern as more workers are accessing confidential company information outside of the office in public spaces. To help address visual hacking, 3M today announced its commitment to Data Privacy Day. This international effort is held annually onmore...
  • 1/24/17 6:30 am CST

    Fourth-Quarter Highlights:

    • Sales of $7.3 billion, up 0.4 percent; organic local-currency increased 1.6 percent
    • GAAP EPS of $1.88, up 13.3 percent year-on-year
    • GAAP operating income margins of 22.7 percent, up 220 basis points
    • Operating cash flow of $2.2 billion contributed to free cash flow conversion of 154 percent
    • Returned $1.6 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases

    Full-Year Highlights:

    • Sales of $30.1 billion; GAAP EPS of $8.16, up 7.7 percent year-on-year
    • GAAP operating income margins of 24.0 percent, up 110 basis points
    • Operating cash flow of $6.7 billion contributed to free cash flow conversion of 104 percent
    • Returned $6.4 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
    • Continued progress on our three key levers: Portfolio Management, Investing in Innovation and Business Transformation
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results. “The fourth quarter capped a successful year for our enterprise, as we posted double-digit growth in earnings-per-share, expanded margins and delivered robust cash flow,” said Inge G. Thulin, 3M’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We also made incremental investments to accelerate growth in core platforms, while returning significant cashmore...
  • 1/19/17 12:33 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn. & MADRID--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Commercial Court of Barcelona, Spain, has ordered a preliminary injunction against BossAuto Innova S.A. ("BossAuto") for infringement of the Spanish portion of 3M's European patent EP 0,954,381 B2. This patent relates to 3M’s PPS™ technology that enables the efficient mixing and spraying of coatings for automotive collision repair. The court order prohibits the import and/or manufacture, export, promotion, offering,more...
  • 1/18/17 4:15 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M issued the following statement from Inge G. Thulin, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer, on the passing of Livio D. “Desi” DeSimone, former 3M chairman and chief executive officer, on Jan. 17, 2017. “Desi was a bold leader who courageously guided 3M through the turbulent economic decade of the 1990s. During his tenure as chairman and CEO, he strengthened 3M’s portfolio through his actions including the spinoff ofmore...