8/8/16 7:00 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johnson Matthey and 3M 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 for automotive applications.
Under the agreement, 3M grants Johnson Matthey a license to US6964828,
US7078128, US8241791, US8685565 and all global equivalents thereof, and
to US6660432 and all global equivalents thereof.
The cathode compositions composed ofmore...
8/4/16 10:29 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M issued the following statement today from Inge G. Thulin, 3M
chairman, president and chief executive officer on the passing of Lewis
W. Lehr, former 3M chairman and chief executive officer:
“Lew Lehr was a visionary who helped build 3M into the enterprise we are
today. Over a 39-year career, during which he rose from an engineer to
chairman and CEO, Lew pioneered 3M’s move into the health care industry,
strengthened our R&Dmore...
8/2/16 8:59 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that after winning a patent infringement lawsuit in
Germany against Dental Direkt GmbH involving technology that enables the
coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations, Dental Direkt GmbH will
license this patented technology from 3M.
3M’s patented technology enables the coloring of unshaded ceramics by
color-matching dental restorations to the natural color of patients’
teeth. 3M has licensed its patents to muchmore...
8/2/16 7:03 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In food processing, lactic acid bacteria can be friend or foe. Kept in
check, these organisms help produce fermented foods ranging from smooth
yogurts to crunchy pickles – and can even be leveraged for probiotic
purposes. But under low oxygen, low temperature and acidic conditions,
the bacteria can cause spoilage, discoloration, bloated packages and
textures, odors and flavors that displease customers, trigger recalls
and cause food wastemore...
7/26/16 6:30 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported second-quarter earnings of $2.08 per
share, an increase of 3.0 percent versus the second quarter of 2015.
Sales declined 0.3 percent year-on-year to $7.7 billion. Organic
local-currency sales declined 0.2 percent while acquisitions, net of
divestitures, added 1.4 percent to sales. Foreign currency translation
reduced sales by 1.5 percent year-on-year.
Operating income was $1.9 billion and operating incomemore...
7/21/16 8:35 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, the global innovation company recognized for diversified technology
and collaborative problem solving, announced the grand opening of the
new 3M Design Center. Integral to the company’s commitment to apply
science in dynamic ways to improve lives daily, the new studio serves as
a central hub to enhance creativity for the award-winning 3M Design team.
“3M Design is at the forefront of creating customer-driven experiences,”
7/14/16 2:52 pm CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events:
Second-quarter 2016 earnings conference call on Tuesday, July
26, 2016, at 8 a.m. CDT. The earnings call can be accessed at (800)
762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.S.
Jefferies Industrials Conference in New York, N.Y., on
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Nick Gangestad, senior vice president and
chief financial officer, willmore...
7/14/16 11:50 am CDT
Protecting the planet, conserving natural resources, and improving people’s lives are all part of 3M’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. In keeping with this effort, 3M™ Commercial Solutions Division is relaunching its line of Twist ‘n Fill™ chemical concentrates with bottles containing 35 percent post-consumer recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The new bottles will debut for 37 of the 39 Twist ‘n Fill chemical concentrates in the next several months.The new bottles will bemore...
7/11/16 9:01 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that Dr. Michael G. Vale has been appointed to the
position of executive vice president, Health Care Business Group, and
Dr. Joaquin Delgado to the position of executive vice president,
Consumer Business Group. Both leadership changes are effective
These appointments are a natural outcome of 3M’s strong focus on
developing leaders and its history of broad business experience and
7/11/16 7:03 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety today released its enhanced 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene
Monitoring and Management System. The system is the outcome of years of
research, testing and customer feedback, all meant to provide food
processors greater confidence and peace of mind.
Food safety managers need rapid testing to quickly and dependably
identify potential contamination in their facilities and make the
high-risk decision about whether or not to startmore...