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  • 3/3/15 1:45 pm CST
    (BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM): WHAT: Media teleconference on 3M’s revised pulp and paper sourcing policy designed to ensure all the virgin wood fiber going into 3M’s paper-based products and packaging comes from sources that protect forests and respect human rights. Speakers will address specifics of the policy, implementation and the impact on forests, climate, and human rights. The policy is the result of a multi-year collaboration between 3Mmore...
  • 2/26/15 10:41 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference 2015 in New York, N.Y., on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015. Inge G. Thulin, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will speak at 9:30 a.m. EST. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industrials & EU Autos Conference 2015 in London, on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015. H.C. Shin,more...
  • 2/23/15 1:40 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Polypore International Inc. to acquire the assets and liabilities associated with Polypore’s Separations Media business for a total purchase price of $1.0 billion. Polypore’s Separations Media business is a leading provider of microporous membranes and modules for filtration in the life sciences, industrial and specialty segments with trailing 12-month sales of $210 millionmore...
  • 2/19/15 10:05 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced Thursday its investment in Nanoscale Components Inc. The New Hampshire-based company is known for its economical process designed to increase lithium content in lithium-ion battery anodes. The investment will expand the adoption of 3M’s unique silicon alloy anode into lithium-ion batteries. “The combination of 3M’s expertise in battery materials science with Nanoscale’s unique, patented process will help move the batterymore...
  • 2/19/15 9:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ivera Medical Corp., a manufacturer of health care products that disinfect and protect devices used for access into a patient’s bloodstream. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The addition of Ivera will enhance 3M’s vascular access product offerings at a time when health care facilities are looking for cost-effective solutions that improve patientmore...
  • 2/18/15 11:40 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While most security professionals focus on thwarting data breaches from high-tech cyber attacks, a new study exposes visual hacking, a low-tech method used to capture sensitive, confidential and private information for unauthorized use, as an under-addressed corporate risk. The 3M Visual Hacking Experiment, conducted by Ponemon Institute on behalf of the Visual Privacy Advisory Council and 3M Company, a leading manufacturer of privacymore...
  • 2/11/15 8:35 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Post-it Brand from 3M introduces World of Color, a line of nine new eye-catching Post-it® Note color palettes inspired by bold and magnificent destinations around the world. Showcasing the transformative power of color, the collections hone in on color’s ability to trigger imagination, organize thoughts and foster self-expression. The collection’s bright hues empower us to Move to A World of Color, sparking unique ways to organize andmore...
  • 2/11/15 5:44 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety announced today that its 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate has been validated by AOAC INTERNATIONAL as a First Action Official Method of AnalysisSM (OMA method number 2014.05) for the detection of yeasts and molds within food products in as little as 48 hours. AOAC facilitates consensus and technical standards for the analytical science communities. Food processor, university, government and contractmore...
  • 2/5/15 8:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scientists and engineers get to do some pretty cool things. They challenge their brains to solve problems. They develop hands-on projects to make new discoveries. They can change the world within the four walls of their labs. So why not give students the chance to do so too? That’s what Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) asked Ohio educators. The non-profit group encourages case-based learning to give students a bettermore...
  • 1/29/15 5:45 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety announced today that two of its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assays, Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria species, have been approved for First Action Official Method of Analysis SM distinction by AOAC INTERNATIONAL (OMA method numbers 2014.07 and 2014.06, respectively). The scope of the validations cover a variety of food matrices including full fat cottage cheese, chocolate milk, beef hot dogs, deli turkey, and cold smoked salmon, asmore...