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  • 10/18/13 10:47 am CDT

    3M’s end-to-end solution adds flexibility, performance upgrades

    Today, 3M Public Safety announces upgrades to two of its software systems that identify, capture, and transmit information for law enforcement.  Both the 3M™ Back Office System Software and 3M™ License Plate Capture Software received functional, privacy and performance based upgrades as 3M continues to invest in and grow its portfolio of solutions in the public safety arena. Scheduling of software upgrades are currently in progress. “In the past year, we’ve really focused on integratingmore...
  • 10/17/13 11:39 am CDT

    Innovative twists on a classic product series offers enhanced eyewear wearability while the Auto-Darkening Filter welding helmet provides affordable helmet solution for first-time or student users

    3M is pleased to announce the addition of two new products to its personal protective equipment portfolio. The upgraded 3M™ SecureFit™ Protective Eyewear 400 Series boasts innovative new features and enhancements to the industry-popular 3M™ SecureFit Protective Eyewear series. The new 3M™ Welding Helmet 10 with an Auto-Darkening Filter (ADF) offers an affordable welding helmet solution for students or the first-time welder. 3M’s new line of protective eyewear, 3M™ SecureFit™ Protective Eyewearmore...
  • 10/16/13 1:00 pm CDT

    20 Percent Density Reduction Shown With Molded Auto Parts

    To address demanding lightweighting needs in the plastics industry, 3M and Trexel have demonstrated a breakthrough that enables manufacturers to realize 20 percent density reduction of finished plastic parts with mechanical properties comparable to standard formulations. Manufacturers can also reap improvements in dimensional stability, process throughput and sustainability. The achievement represents a substantial advancement in the lightweighting of plastics. The breakthrough is especiallymore...
  • 10/16/13 9:37 am CDT

    Investment pairs TaKaDu’s water network monitoring with 3M’s water pipe rehabilitation solutions

    ST. PAUL, Minn. & YEHUD, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To address demanding lightweighting needs in the plastics industry, 3M and Trexel have demonstrated a breakthrough that enables manufacturers to realize 20 percent density reduction of finished plastic parts with mechanical properties comparable to standard formulations. Manufacturers can also reap improvements in dimensional stability, process throughput and sustainability. The achievement represents a substantial advancement in the lightweighting of plastics. The breakthrough is especiallymore...
  • 10/15/13 10:35 am CDT

    Most productive and dense commercial rooftop system on the market

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After more than two years of collaboration, 3M Renewable Energy and tenKsolar are celebrating a number of milestones in increasing energy generation from commercial rooftop photovoltaic (PV) arrays. In 2011, the two companies first combined the tenKsolar RAIS® commercial solar array with 3M™ Cool Mirror Film 330. This system is able to generate up to 45 percent more annual energy per square foot of rooftop than a typical installation with amore...
  • 10/15/13 9:47 am CDT

    New Removable Privacy Filters Offer Enterprise Data Security and Flexibility for Mobile Users

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the growing prevalence of tablets used in the enterprise by the mobile workforce, the need for mobile data protection and “on-the-go” visual privacy has multiplied. Mobile employees are finding themselves in situations where they need to protect confidential company information while working in public spaces, but still require the ability to share content when collaborating with colleagues. Recognizing this essential need for workermore...
  • 10/15/13 7:09 am CDT

    Fortune 500 Company to Sponsor ANNIKA Award, ANNIKA Intercollegiate and Global Series of ANNIKA Invitational Junior Tournaments

    ST. PAUL, Minn. & ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the growing prevalence of tablets used in the enterprise by the mobile workforce, the need for mobile data protection and “on-the-go” visual privacy has multiplied. Mobile employees are finding themselves in situations where they need to protect confidential company information while working in public spaces, but still require the ability to share content when collaborating with colleagues. Recognizing this essential need for workermore...
  • 10/11/13 3:26 pm CDT
    On Sunday, fans aim to break the world record for “Loudest Crowd Cheer at a Sports Stadium" during the Kansas City Chiefs-Oakland Raiders NFL game. Fans will set the Guinness World Record at Arrowhead Stadium if they exceed 136.6 decibels (dB). Breaking the record may come at a cost, though, as exposure to loud sounds, greater than 85 dBA, can cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. As a leader in hearing conservation, 3M is participating in this event by donating 36,000 sets of earplugsmore...
  • 10/9/13 5:47 pm CDT

    3M to donate portion of patron eBook purchases back to library

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Library Systems is making the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System even more beneficial for participating libraries with a new “Buy and Donate” feature supported by Kobo, a global leader in eReading. The new program gives libraries the option to add a Buy and Donate button to their 3M Cloud Library website. When patrons click the button, they will be taken to the Kobo Bookstore to finalize their digital book purchases. 3M will donate amore...
  • 10/9/13 1:33 pm CDT

    Warranty for finished graphics with new overlaminates provides coverage for up to nine years of outdoor use

     

    3M Commercial Graphics is introducing two new overlaminates to give graphics professionals maximum flexibility and to give their customers peace of mind. With 3M™ Scotchcal™ Gloss Overlaminate 3658G and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Matte Overlaminate 3660M, sign shops can create finished graphics covered by the industry leading 3M™ MCS™ Warranty for up to nine years of outdoor use. When combined with 3M's recommended products, overlaminates 3658G and 3660M provide added durability to flexible, rigid, flatmore...