5/2/16 9:34 am CDT
Food processing facilities need to be fastidious about the cleanliness of their operations, and 3M innovation helps contribute toward businesses’ sanitary practices. 3M™ Condensation Management Film was voted as a prestigious Gold winner of the 2016 Edison Award within the Applied Technology category for Food Manufacturing Process. 3M Condensation Management Film is adhered to surfaces in cooled food processing facilities to help reduce the labor associated with removing condensationmore...
4/27/16 1:21 pm CDT
3M Food Safety announced Wednesday that its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella has been approved for Official Method of AnalysisSM by AOAC INTERNATIONAL (OMA method number 2016.01). The validation certifies that the test kit is equivalent or better than standard reference methods for the detection of Salmonella in a broad range of foods and food processing environmental surfaces. The Official Methods of Analysis, AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s premier, internationally recognized program formore...
4/26/16 6:30 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported first-quarter earnings of $2.05 per share,
an increase of 10.8 percent versus the first quarter of 2015. Sales
declined 2.2 percent year-on-year to $7.4 billion. Organic
local-currency sales declined 0.8 percent while acquisitions, net of
divestitures, added 1.6 percent to sales. Foreign currency translation
reduced sales by 3.0 percent year-on-year.
Operating income was $1.8 billion and operating incomemore...
4/25/16 7:18 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To celebrate 20 years of providing damage-free organizing and decorating
Brand from 3M has partnered with pop culture icon and “U Can’t Touch
This” musician MC Hammer to help launch the brand’s new Do. No Harm.
integrated marketing campaign. For the brand’s first celebrity
partnership, Command Brand chose the one and only “Hammer” that hates
nails to empower consumers to put away the toolbox and hang fearlessly
4/19/16 12:25 pm CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research shows that an estimated 334 million people have asthma
worldwide, and 65 million people have moderate to severe COPD - a number
that is expected to rise 24 percent by the year 2034 to make COPD the
world’s third leading cause of death.(1,2,3) As cases
increase, driven by the aging population, hospitals and care providers
continue to see low levels of adherence and poor and inconsistent
competence using current treatment devices. Thismore...
4/18/16 7:04 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety announced today the availability of software enhancements
to its 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader, a popular peripheral device that
serves as an automated alternative to the more time-consuming task of
manually counting and documenting colonies of bacteria on 3M™ Petrifilm™
Plates indicator tests. The new 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader software
version 4.0 now automates the imaging, interpretation and data mapping
of the 3M™ Petrifilm™more...
4/13/16 7:00 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global demand for commercially sterile beverages is growing more than 9
percent annually, according to a market research report by Reportlinker,
fueled by supply chain cost benefits and consumer demand for more
convenient beverages that retain both flavor and nutrients. With the
growing trends around these beverages, 3M announced today the launch of
the 3M™ Microbial Luminescence System UHT Beverage Screen Kit, a new
rapid test for Ultra Highmore...
4/13/16 6:00 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As firefighters’ jobs have evolved, so has their need for
high-performance gear that holds up to demanding service calls with
extreme conditions. 3M™
Scotchlite™ Reflective Material — Series 5600 Fire Coat Comfort Trim
is a segmented, stitch-free trim designed for greater flexibility and
mobility. NFPA-certified, the new design helps make turnout gear more
comfortable to wear.
Traditionally, turnout gear trim has been sewnmore...
4/12/16 2:49 pm CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M’s Capital Safety will host fall protection demonstrations throughout
the U.S. May 2-6, 2016, during OSHA’s
National Safety Stand-Down. Capital Safety has historically been
involved in OSHA’s Stand Down and is proud to participate in this
campaign to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction
industry about the serious dangers of falls and dropped objects. 3M
acquired Capital Safety in August 2015, adding Capital Safety’smore...
4/12/16 10:27 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In time for National Home Improvement Month in May, 3M Company, maker of ScotchBlue™
Painter’s Tape, is introducing the first and only poly-backed indoor
masking tape that tears by hand at a 90-degree angle. ScotchBlue
PLATINUM™ Painter’s Tape is now available nationwide, enabling
painters to mask surfaces quicker and easier while pulling off better
paint job with just one pull.1
“For decades, 3M has been committed to providingmore...