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  • 1/15/15 9:30 am CST

    New airflow rate options and contoured design improves comfort and performance

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has released in the United States its most advanced, versatile, powered air respiratory solution yet. The new 3M™ Versaflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator TR-600 represents an evolution of technology. Designed to endure heavy use and long wear, the respirator can help enhance comfort, endurance and ease of use. The lightweight respirator is engineered to increase comfort – even for long shifts. The ergonomic design fits close tomore...
  • 1/6/15 7:04 am CST

    3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plate Launches with AOAC-PTM Approval

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thirty years ago, 3M launched its first 3M Petrifilm Plate, the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate, ushering in a solution that has been widely viewed as a step forward in ensuring the quality and safety of food manufacturers’ products and freeing space and productivity in their labs. Today, 3M Food Safety builds on that legacy by announcing the global launch of the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plate, the next generation of its trusted,more...
  • 1/6/15 7:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Electronics is showcasing its industry-leading electronics design optimization and assembly solutions for the consumer electronics industry during the 2015 International CES, taking place Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. If you’ve ever wondered how consumer electronics across so many brands have become much thinner, much brighter and much more energy efficient than in the past, look no further than 3M. The company today provided a closer look at how 3Mmore...
  • 1/2/15 11:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has completed the sale of its global Static Control business to Desco Industries Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 3M's Static Control business, which has annual global sales of about $45 million, is a provider of products and solutions that help prevent, detect, and protect against electrostatic discharge. 3M made the decision to exit the Static Control business as a result ofmore...
  • 12/16/14 5:01 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of 3M (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.025 per share for the first quarter of 2015, a 20 percent increase over the quarterly dividend paid in 2014. The dividend is payable Mar. 12, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 13, 2015. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 98 years. As of Nov. 28, 2014, 3M had 636,040,007more...
  • 12/16/14 5:00 am CST

    Board Approves 20 Percent Increase in First-Quarter 2015 Dividend

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This morning, 3M Chairman, President and CEO Inge G. Thulin will speak to investors and analysts at the 2015 outlook meeting in New York City. Thulin will emphasize that the company is well-positioned for long-term success. The company is on track to deliver its long-term financial targets, organic growth remains strong, and productivity is improving margins in 2014 and 2015. Three key strategic levers continue to drive the companymore...
  • 12/15/14 7:30 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announced that it has signed an agreement with Desco Industries, Inc. (Desco) for Desco to purchase the assets of 3M’s global Static Control business. 3M's Static Control business is a provider of products and solutions that help prevent, detect, and protect against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) events. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015 after the successful completion of Desco’s financing and ismore...
  • 12/15/14 7:08 am CST

    Global educational exchange program of hospital Central Sterile Services leaders builds connections, promotes patient safety

    CHICAGO & ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) and 3M are pleased to announce selected educational ambassadors for the third annual International Sister CSSD Educational Exchange Program. The educational program is designed to promote the global exchange of best practices in the Central Sterile Supply Departments (CSSD) of hospitals, targeting improved patient care in health care facilities worldwidemore...
  • 12/10/14 5:04 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Second bullet should read: Fourth-quarter 2014 earnings conference call on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at 8 a.m. CST (instead of Fourth-quarter 2014 earnings conference call on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2014, at 8 a.m. CST). The corrected release reads: 3M ANNOUNCES UPCOMING INVESTOR EVENTS 3M (NYSE: MMM) announced today the following investor events: 3M 2015 Outlook Meeting in New York City on Tuesday,more...
  • 12/10/14 8:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has settled a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany involving technology that enables the coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations. As a result of the settlement, Whitepeaks Dental Solutions will license this patented technology from 3M. 3M’s patented technology enables the coloring of ceramics by color-matching dental restorations to the natural color of patients’ teeth. 3M has licensed its patents to muchmore...