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  • 10/13/15 8:00 am CDT

    Advanced materials from 3M provide lightweight, high-performance torso protection

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the U.S. Armed Forces seek to improve agility and mobility, the U.S. Army is making great efforts to reduce the weight soldiers must carry without sacrificing protection. Body armor is vital to that effort. Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company, received a contract modification worth $34 million from the Army to provide 28,000 pieces of body armor under the Soldier Protection Systems Vital Torso Protection program for lightweight enhanced small armsmore...
  • 10/7/15 12:18 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn. & HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has entered into a licensing agreement with Lotus Applied Technology to access Lotus’s TransFlexALDTM spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and barrier materials patent portfolio. TransFlexALD technology enables high-speed, low-cost deposition of single layer “ultra-barrier” coatings on rolls of polymer film using ALD. These coatings play a critical role in the encapsulation of moisture- and oxygen-sensitive electronics, such as OLED (organicmore...
  • 10/5/15 11:48 am CDT

    3M signs strategic agreements with Impel to accelerate commercialization and cost effectiveness of POD technology platform and Impel’s growing portfolio of enhanced CNS products.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Drug Delivery Systems (3M) and Impel NeuroPharma Inc (Impel) today announced a strategic alliance aimed at advancing Impel’s revolutionary Precision Olfactory Delivery (POD) technology for the enhanced Central Nervous System (CNS) delivery of drug products. The alliance further solidifies 3M’s presence as a clear leader in the drug delivery sector and shows its continued commitment to cutting-edge technology. The alliance with 3Mmore...
  • 10/1/15 7:01 am CDT

    Touchscreen fingertips, cut resistance and winter wear among new product features

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electricians, contractors and other industry professionals now have double the options for 3M brand safety gloves. From cut resistance, to winter wear, to touchscreen finger and thumb tips, three new gloves from 3M help increase versatility, protection and convenience for a host of applications and environments. A staggering 100,000+ workplace hand injuries requiring time off were reported to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labormore...
  • 9/28/15 11:25 am CDT

    New 3M Glass Bubbles HGS4K28 developed to improve oil and gas well productivity in depleted zones and weaker formations

    3M Advanced Materials Division debuted its newest 3M™ Glass Bubbles product currently under development today at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (booth #1751). The new HGS4K28 is a high-strength, low-density additive specially designed to afford greater density reduction capabilities than other lightweight additives under similar downhole conditions.The use of HGS4K28 as a density reducing agent for completion, work-over and cement slurriesmore...
  • 9/28/15 8:00 am CDT

    3M™ Organic Vapor Service Life Indicator Cartridges 6000i Series can help give users added confidence in determining when to replace their cartridge

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Using a respirator cartridge beyond its service life can endanger workers and lead to regulatory violations. 3M has launched a new line of organic vapor respirator cartridges with 3M™ Service Life Indicator technology, an end-of-service-life-indicator (ESLI) that, when used in appropriate environments, visually shows when users should change cartridges. The 3M™ Service Life Indicator can be used to complement a company’smore...
  • 9/24/15 3:45 pm CDT

    Bringing Digital Science to PPE Management

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EHS professionals are inundated with piles of paperwork to document issuance, maintenance and inspections of personal protective equipment (PPE). According to a recent study by 3M, the majority of safety and health professionals still either use pen and paper, word processing or spreadsheets to manually document their safety programs.1 To help reduce paperwork and time spent on documentation and compliance tasks, 3M has developed Activemore...
  • 9/23/15 8:35 am CDT

    Nexcare Waterproof Bandages are put to the test in winner’s video debuting today

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With summer coming to an end, the team from Nexcare Brand from 3M Company today unveiled the winning idea from their “What Will Nana Do Next?” contest. The contest launched in June as part of a larger digital brand campaign and features brave heroine and unexpected product tester, 87-year-old Nexcare Nana. The Nexcare “What Will Nana Do Next?” contest tapped consumers nationwide to determine Nana’s next daring adventure to showcase inmore...
  • 9/22/15 7:01 am CDT

    PEZY/ExaScaler take top three spots using 3M immersion coolant

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PEZY Computing, a Japan-based, microprocessor company, earned the top three rankings on the Green500 list, using a 3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid in ExaScaler Inc.’s immersion cooling process. The Green500 is a biannual ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. The triple win indicates growing progress and adoption in the field of immersion cooling with engineered dielectric fluids and its potential to transform themore...
  • 9/2/15 7:01 am CDT

    Health care security expert Kate Borten champions stronger visual-privacy measures to protect sensitive data in health care organizations1

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health care providers must protect sensitive data even as changing practices demand that it be more mobile and easily accessible. In response, the Visual Privacy Advisory Council (VPAC), a 3M-sponsored group of data privacy and security thought leaders dedicated to raising awareness on the issue of visual hacking, has selected health care security and privacy expert Kate Borten as its newest member. The “Fifth Annualmore...