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  • 9/18/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that its Vikuiti polarizing lens products for sunglasses are now available to all converters and manufacturers worldwide looking to reduce glare and block UVB/UVA with a scratch-resistant, lightweight and flexible lens. Vikuiti VP sunglass polarizing lens products deliver the look, feel and durability that manufacturers demand for their customers. The products, which previously were supplied exclusively, absorb glaremore...
  • 9/16/03 3:15 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a move reflecting the ever-evolving uses of the beloved Post-it Note, 3M introduces Post-it Super Sticky Notes. Utilizing a newly designed and patented adhesive system, Post-it Super Sticky Notes have the power to hold stronger and stay put longer than most sticky notes on a variety of surfaces. "3M recognizes that our Post-it Notes aren't used just for sticking to paper anymore," said Post-it Notes marketing director, David Cristmore...
  • 9/12/03 4:15 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that Inge Thulin, vice president, Europe and Middle East, has been appointed executive vice president, International Operations. Thulin succeeds Joseph Giordano, who has announced his retirement from 3M. "3M's international capabilities are second to none, and Inge Thulin is a strong leader who will help us sustain strong sales and profit growth outside the United States," said Jim McNerney, chairman of the board andmore...
  • 9/2/03 4:41 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When it comes to gift wrapping, do family and friends continually marvel at your imaginative handiwork? Are you able to turn even the oddest-shaped gift -- such as a telescope or swing set -- into an exquisite showpiece? Think you can "outwrap" the pros who work in department stores? If so, sharpen your scissors, unfurl your ribbon and pull out your handy tape dispenser. Now in its seventh year, the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest,more...
  • 9/2/03 2:00 am CDT
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When levels of air pollution inside the home can be high. People can participate in this effort by prohibiting smoking in the home, changing their home's air filter and performing other simple tasks starting the week of September 23 -- the first day of fall. "The considerable health risks associated with common household pollutants and allergens may have been overlooked in the past by the general public," said Neil Schachter, M.D.,more...
  • 8/27/03 11:07 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An advanced power-line cable from 3M, designed to reduce electrical transmission congestion by increasing overhead electrical power-line capacity, is undergoing advanced field testing by utilities in three states. Concurrently, it is the subject of a pilot program under way at the National Transmission Technology Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy. Themore...
  • 8/21/03 4:11 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of 3M (NYSE:MMM) today in litigation with its insurers over insurance coverage for breast implant claims. The court's ruling confirms insurance coverage owed to 3M by 29 insurers remaining in the case and holds that these insurers are liable up to the limits of their respective policies. This ruling essentially concludes the eight-year litigation between 3M and these insurers. Subsequent proceedings tomore...
  • 8/19/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An advanced power-line cable from 3M, designed to reduce transmission bottlenecks by increasing overhead electrical power-line capacity, is one of the most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace this year, according to R&D Magazine. The product, known as the 3M Composite Conductor, is capable of transmitting two to three times more electricity than conventional power-line cables of the same diametermore...
  • 8/14/03 8:01 am CDT
    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Information Systems Division announced today that the U.S. Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA) has selected 3M to provide a comprehensive package of consulting, auditing, and training services to assess and monitor the quality of ambulatory coding at Air Force medical treatment facilities worldwide. 3M's Coding Quality Oversight program will support Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) goals to improve population health assessmentmore...
  • 8/14/03 2:00 am CDT
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--O-Cel-O sponge scrubbers with fun designs (a brand of the 3M Co.), internationally acclaimed fashion and product designer Cynthia Rowley, and Parsons School of Design have selected the winner of the Second Annual "Fun By Design" Scholarship contest held at Parsons School of Design this July. Intense competition broke out among the students as they competed for the coveted "Fun By Design" first prize: the chance to see their workmore...