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  • 8/10/16 9:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organizations around the world are at risk of sharing highly sensitive information through visual hacking in business office environments. This risk was revealed in the 2016 Global Visual Hacking Experiment, an expansion of the 2015 Visual Hacking Experiment conducted in the United States by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by 3M Company. The global study included trials in China, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea and the Unitedmore...
  • 8/9/16 5:26 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Board of Directors (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.11 per share for the third quarter of 2016, which is payable Sept. 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 19, 2016. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption since 1916. “A hallmark of our company’s long history of success is the ability to consistently invest to grow our businesses and tomore...
  • 8/8/16 7:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johnson Matthey and 3M have entered into a patent license agreement that aims at further expanding the use of Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications. Under the agreement, 3M grants Johnson Matthey a license to US6964828, US7078128, US8241791, US8685565 and all global equivalents thereof, and to US6660432 and all global equivalents thereof. The cathode compositions composed ofmore...
  • 8/4/16 10:29 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M issued the following statement today from Inge G. Thulin, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer on the passing of Lewis W. Lehr, former 3M chairman and chief executive officer: “Lew Lehr was a visionary who helped build 3M into the enterprise we are today. Over a 39-year career, during which he rose from an engineer to chairman and CEO, Lew pioneered 3M’s move into the health care industry, strengthened our R&Dmore...
  • 8/2/16 8:59 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that after winning a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Dental Direkt GmbH involving technology that enables the coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations, Dental Direkt GmbH will license this patented technology from 3M. 3M’s patented technology enables the coloring of unshaded ceramics by color-matching dental restorations to the natural color of patients’ teeth. 3M has licensed its patents to muchmore...
  • 8/2/16 7:03 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In food processing, lactic acid bacteria can be friend or foe. Kept in check, these organisms help produce fermented foods ranging from smooth yogurts to crunchy pickles – and can even be leveraged for probiotic purposes. But under low oxygen, low temperature and acidic conditions, the bacteria can cause spoilage, discoloration, bloated packages and textures, odors and flavors that displease customers, trigger recalls and cause food wastemore...
  • 7/26/16 6:30 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported second-quarter earnings of $2.08 per share, an increase of 3.0 percent versus the second quarter of 2015. Sales declined 0.3 percent year-on-year to $7.7 billion. Organic local-currency sales declined 0.2 percent while acquisitions, net of divestitures, added 1.4 percent to sales. Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 1.5 percent year-on-year. Operating income was $1.9 billion and operating incomemore...
  • 7/21/16 8:35 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, the global innovation company recognized for diversified technology and collaborative problem solving, announced the grand opening of the new 3M Design Center. Integral to the company’s commitment to apply science in dynamic ways to improve lives daily, the new studio serves as a central hub to enhance creativity for the award-winning 3M Design team. “3M Design is at the forefront of creating customer-driven experiences,” saidmore...
  • 7/14/16 2:52 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: Second-quarter 2016 earnings conference call on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 8 a.m. CDT. The earnings call can be accessed at (800) 762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.S. Jefferies Industrials Conference in New York, N.Y., on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Nick Gangestad, senior vice president and chief financial officer, willmore...
  • 7/14/16 11:50 am CDT
    Protecting the planet, conserving natural resources, and improving people’s lives are all part of 3M’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. In keeping with this effort, 3M™ Commercial Solutions Division is relaunching its line of Twist ‘n Fill™ chemical concentrates with bottles containing 35 percent post-consumer recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The new bottles will debut for 37 of the 39 Twist ‘n Fill chemical concentrates in the next several months.The new bottles will bemore...