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  • 12/17/13 7:00 am CST

    3M’s Highly Flexible Metal Mesh Material Enables New Design Possibilities such as Curved and Foldable Touch Screen Designs

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Touch screen manufacturers and integrators have a new choice when it comes to touch sensor film options. In an effort to help the touch industry meet the growing demand for touch functionality in electronic devices, the 3M Electronic Solutions Division today announced its new 3M™ Patterned Metal Mesh Film. This new film is targeted to increase design options and touch sensitivity for OEM’s and ODM’s, while enabling the next generation of touchmore...
  • 12/17/13 7:00 am CST

    3M to Deliver High Optical Quality Patterned Touch Sensor Films in Larger Volumes to Meet Growing Demand for Touch-Enabled Displays, Including Curved or Wrapped Bezels

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announces the launch of a new touch sensor film, 3M™ Patterned Silver Nanowire Film, that combines the expertise of two leading technology and manufacturing companies to provide the quality, unique attributes, and volume that touch screen manufacturers demand. 3M plans to ramp up its total global touch sensor film manufacturing capacity to more than 600,000 square meters per month in 2014, which includes 3M™ Patterned Silver Nanowire Touchmore...
  • 12/16/13 8:00 am CST

    Helmets with lightweight bulletproof material starting to deploy with U.S. military members

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announced its Enhanced Combat Helmets were named as one of the “100 Best Innovations of 2013” by Popular Science magazine for making our world safer and more efficient. The Enhanced Combat Helmets, designed and manufactured by Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company, provide unparalleled ballistic and fragmentation protection over today’s standard-issued helmets. The combination of advanced materials with unique 3M processingmore...
  • 12/11/13 3:15 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) announced today the following events: 3M 2014 Outlook Meeting in New York City on Tues., Dec. 17, 2013. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. EST and is scheduled to adjourn at 5 p.m. EST. Fourth-Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call on Thurs., Jan. 30, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. CST. Both events will be webcast live, and replays of each will be available on 3M’s Investormore...
  • 12/11/13 8:00 am CST

    Battery Cathode Compositions Contribute to Battery Safety and Lower Cost

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M and Korea-based ECOPRO 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. Under the agreement, 3M grants a license to US6964828, US7078128, US8241791 and all global equivalents. The cathode compositions composed of Nickel, Manganese and Cobalt offer an outstanding balance of power, energy, thermal stability and low costmore...
  • 12/10/13 11:22 am CST
    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new report published by KLAS Research gives 3M Health Information Systems the highest overall performance score among vendors for its inpatient computer-assisted coding (CAC) technology. The 3M 360 Encompass System, which integrates and automates coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) processes, received the highest marks for positive impact on coder productivity, case mix index, “discharged not final billed” (DNFB) days, andmore...
  • 12/10/13 7:01 am CST
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Electrical Markets Division, the innovators of cold shrink technology, introduces a new sensing solution that enables power utilities to monitor their underground distribution systems, helping utilities realize the benefits of their grid automation systems. The 3M™ Sensored Termination QX-Series supports applications such as volt/VAR optimization (VVO), fault detection, isolation and restoration (FDIR), asset management and load balancingmore...
  • 12/9/13 2:56 pm CST

    LED A19 Lamp Approved for Enclosed Fixtures  LED A19 Lamp Approved for Enclosed Fixtures

    3M introduced one of the first LED A19 lamps approved for enclosed fixtures in commercial applications. 3M, a global pioneer in light and heat management solutions, manufactures the LED A19 lamps in the U.S. with U.S. and globally sourced components. Lighting professionals and facilities managers now have energy-saving light options thanks to the new LED Advanced Light for commercial applications from 3M. The combination of excellent heat management, energy efficiency and longevity makes themore...
  • 12/6/13 5:12 pm CST

    Patricia Zapata from Kingwood, Texas Wins $10k, Offers DIY Gift Wrap Tips

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Patricia Zapata from Kingwood, Texas was crowned the 2013 “Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper” in a national gift wrapping contest sponsored by 3M, the maker of Scotch Brand Tape. After wrapping various odd-shaped items, including a full-size paddle boat with a canopy, Zapata was awarded the ultimate holiday present – a $10,000 cash prize – for her amazing wraps. All contest press materials, downloadable b-roll footage and contestmore...
  • 12/4/13 10:16 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that Sarah L. Williams will join the company as Chief Communications Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2014. She joins 3M with more than 25 years of journalistic, editorial and communications experience. She will report to the senior vice president, Corporate Communications and Enterprise Services, Ian Hardgrove. “In this role Sarah will lead our global communications team in designing and executing global communicationmore...