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Robotic Paint Repair System Wins Innovation Award

Global adhesives and auto products manufacturer 3M recently announced that its Finesse-It Robotic Paint Repair System has been named a 2022 RBR50 Robotic Innovation Award Honoree by Robotics...


3M Reports Q2 Sales Decline

Protective equipment manufacturer 3M reported a decline in sales year over year despite the high demand for its N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Trump Issues Order Under Production Act

Last Thursday (April 2), President Donald J. Trump announced a memorandum on the Order Under the Defense Production Act Regarding 3M Company and its production of N95 masks.


3M Sues Over Spray Gun Equipment Patents

Global adhesives and auto products manufacturer 3M has filed suit against a China-based manufacturer and a California-based auto refinish products retailer over what it calls patent copyrigh...


3M, EPD Tout Window Film

A new window film technology helps to regulate building temperature, reducing heat loss by up to 38 percent, reports product manufacturer 3M and distributor Energy Products Distribution.


Adhesive Made for Extreme Conditions

Corrosion resistance is just one performance property 3M touts in its new adhesive, which is also made to bond bare metals and withstand extreme temperatures.


Adhesive Bonds Metal at Many Temperatures

A new adhesive from 3M (Maplewood, MN) is made to bond bare metals, resist corrosion and withstand extreme temperatures, according to the manufacturer.


Maker Recalls Fall Protection Product

A fall-production product that's been on the market for more than 30 years is now subject to a voluntary recall by 3M and Capital Safety after reports of possible injury and the potential fo...


3M Issues Fall Protection Recall

In light of reported incidents and potential for misuse, 3M and Capital Safety recently issued a voluntary recall of a product that has been used in the fall protection industry for more tha...


Painter’s Tape Boasts Clean Tears

A new painter’s tape promises to tear by hand at 90-degree angles, making application easier for pros and do-it-yourselfers alike.


3M Sues over Alleged Patent Infringement

Global manufacturing giant 3M, headquartered in St. Paul, MN, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit


Cartridge Service Life Indicator Debuts

3M has created a respirator cartridge that allows its user to see when the cartridge needs to be replaced.


3M Buys Capital Safety for $2.5B

3M has completed its acquisition of a global provider of fall personal protection equipment.


Film, Coating Made to Protect Floors

ST. PAUL, MN--3M's Scotchgard brand has updated its lineup of products to enhance protection of high-traffic floors in light industrial and commercial settings.


Floor Film Designed to Protect

ST. PAUL, MN--3M has created a new product designed to reduce stripping and refinishing needs on multiple surfaces.


3M Floor Protector Gets Revamp

ST. PAUL, MN--3M has updated its Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector, a proprietary floor coating designed with nanotechnology to protect and beautify floors in hospitals, offices and more.


Respirator Serves Harsh Environments

3M's Personal Safety Division has expanded its Versaflo Respiratory Systems line with the Powered Air Purifying TR-600, designed for durable protection in harsh, hazardous environments.


3M Announces Pipe Locating System

A new pipe location system from 3M can identify underground plastic pipes without using tracer wire or installing access points.


Flexible Topcoat Enhances Resistance

A new abrasion-resistant overcoating from 3M boasts improved flexibility and is designed to protect the primary corrosion coating on pipelines.


3M Touts ‘All-Purpose Rescue Solution’

A new controlled-descent rescue device allows for safe, steady descent of workers from heights up to 590 feet, reports distributor 3M.


3M Adds Rescue Kit to Fall Protection

A new controlled-descent device is designed to be an “all-purpose rescue solution” for workers exposed to heights, 3M announced.


Smart Coatings Market Set to Surge

Forecasters are expecting a “staggering” and sustained across-the-board growth spurt for the global smart coatings industry.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.


3M Updates Fit, Comfort in New Eyewear

New protective eyewear from 3M self-adjusts for a comfortable and secure fit, the company says.


Respirator Aims for ‘Rugged Comfort’

3M has unveiled a new series of respirators designed for comfort amid harsh conditions and high temperatures.


3M Adds to Respirator Line

3M has expanded its line of respirators with a new series designed for extreme conditions.


Harness, Device Made for Self-Rescue

3M’s new personal rescue device and harness are designed to work together to provide unassisted, self-controlled, self-rescue, the company says.


3M Offers Self-Rescue Device

3M has unveiled a new backpack-style rescue device for personal fall protection.


3M Unveils Abrasion-Resistant Epoxy

3M Scotchkote has introduced Abrasion Resistant Epoxy Coating (AREC) 328, a 100% solids, two-part epoxy system designed for directional drilling, rocky terrain, and other rugged applications...


3M Gives Wind Blades New Coating Option

A new protective coating by 3M is designed to help prevent damage to turbine output caused by erosion on the leading edge of wind blades.


 
 
   

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