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  • 4/28/15 7:01 am CDT

    3M Scotchkote Pipe Renewal Liner 2400 Authorized Applicators Can Line Water Pipes in as Little as One Day

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With potable water main pipe continuing to age, technologies for quick, non-disruptive repairs will not only speed repairs but also help keep costs down. Scotchkote Liner 2400 helps ensure water pipes can be cleaned, lined and returned to service much quicker and with less disruption than pipe replacement. Further, cleaning certain types of pipes and then lining them with Scotchkote Liner 2400 can help preserve water quality andmore...
  • 4/27/15 6:10 am CDT
    ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Critical and Chronic Care Solutions today announces the launch of its new 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate I.V. Port Dressing, designed for patients with implanted port devices under their skin and connected to a catheter for the purpose of central venous infusions. This announcement coincides with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 40th Annual Congress show in Orlando, Fla. The new offering combines, for the first time, amore...
  • 4/27/15 4:35 am CDT

    3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate and 3M True Definition Scanner recognized for innovative excellence

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, a science-based company that inspires creative collaboration, announced today that two of its powerful technologies have been selected to receive a 2015 Edison Award — a prestigious global honors program highlighting excellence in creative innovation. The 3M™ True Definition Scanner from 3M ESPE Dental earned a silver Edison Award in the Science and Health category, and the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate from 3M Foodmore...
  • 4/23/15 6:30 am CDT

    First-Quarter Highlights:

    • Organic local-currency sales growth of 3.3 percent
    • Positive organic local-currency growth in all business groups and geographic areas
    • Operating income margins of 22.8 percent, up 0.9 percentage points year-on-year
    • Returned $1.5 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
    • Increased first-quarter per-share dividend by 20 percent
    • Announced acquisition of Polypore’s Separations Media business for $1.0 billion
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported first-quarter earnings of $1.85 per share, an increase of 3.4 percent versus the first quarter of 2014. Sales declined 3.2 percent year-on-year to $7.6 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 3.3 percent and foreign currency translation reduced sales by 6.5 percent year-on-year. Operating income was $1.7 billion and operating income margins for the quarter were 22.8 percent, up 0.9 percentage points yearmore...
  • 4/15/15 5:31 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: First-quarter 2015 earnings conference call on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 8 a.m. CDT. The live webcast, press release and supporting slide presentation will be available on 3M’s Investor Relations website at The earnings call may also be accessed at (800) 762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.Smore...
  • 4/15/15 1:44 pm CDT

    3M Cloud Library launches in UK and Australia

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Library Systems announced that it will expand its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System to libraries in the U.K. and Australia. Patrons in these countries will benefit from 3M’s entry into the market as it boosts public libraries’ options to meet the increasing demand for digital content. 3M Cloud Library has been an industry leader in advancing technology in the eLending market and is currently available in over 1,000 librariesmore...
  • 4/13/15 8:15 am CDT

    3M 360 Encompass MD boosts ICD-10 documentation accuracy, reduces “copy-paste” compliance risk

    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To help healthcare systems improve the accuracy of patient data and address growing compliance concerns with electronic health record (EHR) documentation, 3M today introduced new physician workflow technology that transforms the documentation process for physicians. With computer-assisted physician documentation guidance, automated clinical documentation improvement (CDI) queries, and a sophisticated “copy-paste” analysis tool, the new 3Mmore...
  • 3/25/15 3:36 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Co. and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court in Minnesota today against Danville Materials Inc. The suit alleges that Danville’s sales of ZNanoTM universal nanocomposite materials infringe 3M’s patent rights directed to nanofiller technology used in 3MTM ESPETM FiltekTM Supreme universal restoratives. 3M’s patented nanofiller technology enables high aesthetic quality,more...
  • 3/20/15 12:34 pm CDT

    Plans for a New Customer Technical Center Unveiled

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has set its sights on expanding in the West Region of China. Inge Thulin, 3M’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, debuted plans last week for the new West Region Technical Center in Chengdu, one of the largest growing cities for technology and innovation in western China. “We will double down on our investment in Chengdu. Our new technical center will strengthen our relationship with local customers and allowmore...
  • 3/17/15 2:28 pm CDT

    Filtrete Brand Partners with Dr. Roshini Raj to Make Americans Air Aware

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to living a healthier life. Whether that’s eating more vegetables, drinking more water or tracking the number of steps walked each day, people will go that extra mile to keep themselves and their families healthy. However, a recent survey1 commissioned by Filtrete Brand from 3M revealed that while indoor air pollutants are ranked among the top five environmental risks tomore...