3M Asks, `What`s Bugging You?`

Thursday, April 1, 2004 2:00 am CST

Dateline:

AUSTIN, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bugs are the last thing you want when you are working on outside plant telephone jobs - the kinds of bugs that bite and can make you miserable. The 3M telecommunications business has an answer for you: 3M Ultrathon insect repellent. Technicians working outside, especially during spring and summer, will be relieved by the long-lasting protection of Ultrathon insect repellent. It's now available where you buy 3M telecommunications products.

Ultrathon insect repellent is available as a lotion in a 2-ounce tube and as an aerosol in a 6-ounce can. It uses a patented 3M controlled-release technology that makes it slow to evaporate and allows the product to continue working long after many other repellents have dissipated.

People working outdoors for an extended time -- such as outside plant field technicians and installers -- will benefit from the protection provided by this product, which initially was developed for the U.S. military. It creates an effective barrier that repels mosquitoes, including those that may carry the West Nile Virus and ticks that may carry Lyme Disease, as well as biting flies, chiggers, gnats and more.

3M Telecommunications

3M telecommunications products, technologies and services allow the world's service providers to offer high bandwidth connectivity from the central office into the customer premises with complete network solutions. The company's focus consists of technologies and services in telecom access and enterprise networks, as well as optical fiber components for telecommunications OEMs.

About 3M -- A Global, Diversified Technology Company

Every day, 3M people find new ways to make amazing things happen. Wherever they are, whatever they do, the company's customers know they can rely on 3M to help make their lives better. 3M's brands include icons such as Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, Command and Dyneon. Serving customers in more than 200 countries around the world, the company's 67,000 people use their expertise, technologies and global strength to lead in major markets including consumer and office; display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; safety, security and protection services; health care; industrial and transportation. For more information, including the latest product and technology news, visit www.3M.com.

3M, Ultrathon, Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, Command and Dyneon are trademarks of 3M.

Contact:

3M, Austin
Mary Kay Knief, 512-984-2146
www.3M.com/profile/pressbox/media_contacts.jhtml

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