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Safety & Security Equipment

Full Body Harness features stain-resistant webbing.

March 20, 2015

Rated to 400 lb, Economy Harness is suited for general construction, oil and gas, utilities, roofing, and HVAC applications. Scotchgard™ Protector is applied to fibers of webbing to help repel liquids and prevent stains. Straps make harness adjustable for many body sizes, while lightweight materials offer comfort and flexibility. Supplied in vibrant orange in variety of sizes, harness pairs X-shaped backplate with lanyard to help minimize potential entanglement. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

PAPR Respirator enhances high-altitude welding safety.

April 3, 2014

Adflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) system, to compensate for air-density changes that occur with increased elevation, includes Adflo Turbo Assembly with High-Altitude Upgrade, which provides continuous filtered air to welders working at altitudes of up to 10,000 ft. Lithium ion battery lends to minimized weight, which enhances wearability for operator. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Protective Eyewear features dual-injected padded temples.

November 19, 2013

For secure, comfortable fit, SecureFit 400 Series features adjustable nose-pads, Pressure Diffusion Temple Technology with ability to self-adjust to wide array of head sizes, and reduced frame slippage during head movement. Glasses are available in clear, gray, and indoor/outdoor models with polycarbonate lenses that absorb 99.9% of UVA and UVB rays. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies

Welding Helmet features adjustable ratchet straps.

November 12, 2013

Offering protection for students and recreational welders, Welding Helmet 10 features auto-darkening filter with 3 user-selectable dark shades and 2 sensitivity levels. Helmet comes with adjustable ratchet headgear and can be paired with 3M disposable respirators, protective eyewear, and hearing protection products. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, HVAC, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Air Regulation and Filtration Panels utilize nanotechnology.

October 16, 2013

To enhance air quality for workers using supplied air respirator systems, Versaflo AP-600 Series helps control pressure of air delivered and remove contaminants and nuisance odors from compressed air. Design facilitates filter removal/changeout, weighs <25 lb, and can be carried or mounted to wall. Configured to allow for 5–12 users, panel has 100 cfm air flow capacity and supports optional cartridge that helps filter carbon monoxide (CO). CO/oxygen monitor with alarms is optional. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Reusable Respirator withstands harsh working environments.

September 18, 2013

Featuring half facepiece design for wide field of view, 3M Rugged Comfort 6500 Series helps protect workers from harmful dusts, gases, vapors, and sprays with soft but firm faceseal that holds up in high-heat environments and comes with polyester-spandex straps. Quick latch design offers one-hand-touch drop-down mechanism for putting facepiece on and taking it off while moving in and out of contaminated areas. To minimize fogging, valve cover directs exhaled breath and moisture downward. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Fall Protection Device simplifies self rescue.

August 9, 2013

Without requiring any specialist training, Latchways Personal Rescue Device (PRD) with 3M Elavation Harness enables unassisted, gentle self-rescue. Backpack is activated by pulling cord. In event of fall, 3M Elavation harness suspends wearer, while Latchways PRD, which can extend up to 65 ft, allows for steady descent to ground via braking mechanism. If wearer cannot initiate self-rescue, device can be activated by another person via built-in secondary release mechanism. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

Safety Eyewear provides UVA and UVB protection.

May 6, 2013

Safety Sunwear consists of 1300-Series models with wraparound frame and nose pads; 1400-Series with aluminum frame, adjustable nose bridge, and spring hinged temples; and 1500-Series with removable foam gasket. Featuring wraparound frame, 1600-Series units have soft nose pads and color-accented temples. All units provide protection in harsh outdoor work environments. Products absorb 99.9% of UVA and UVB light and meet requirements for ANSI Z87.1-2010. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

Noise Reducing Earmuffs provides hearing protection to 31 dB.

March 21, 2013

Built with foam cushion technology and ear cups that tilt, Peltor™ X Series Earmuffs provide 5 different levels of protection, with Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) values from 21–31 dB, to match hearing protection to job. Soft, wide ear cushions improve attenuation and create effective seal, while electrically insulated twin headband design reduces heat buildup and promotes fit and balance. Both standard headband and hard hat-attached models feature replaceable cushions and inserts. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Protective Eyewear is designed for comfort during extended use.

March 5, 2013

Naturally adjusting to individual head sizes to help reduce eyewear slippage and discomfort, 3M™ SecureFit™ enhances wearability via integrated, self-adjusting temples and secure fit. Safety eyewear, which weighs less than 1 oz, employs pressure diffusion temple technology and is available in 3 shades: clear, amber, and gray. Anti-fog or anti-scratch lens coatings are available to accommodate working environment requirements. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Welding Helmet integrates 5 levels of protection.

October 10, 2012

For workers in demanding environments, 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet 9100 MP integrates head, eye, face, respiratory, and hearing protection. Adjustable settings for headband and face seal profile each user's head and face, and clear 8.0 x 4.25 in. visor is curved to allow up, down, and side-to-side viewing. Along with adjustable auto-darkening, features include hard hat shell made from heat-resistant polycarbonate; 3M Adflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator; and 3M Peltor Earmuffs. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Respiratory Protective Systems adapt to work environment.

October 4, 2010

Supplying clean, safe air to breathing zone, Versaflo Respiratory Protective Systems enable users to work comfortably for extended periods. Modular design enables hood to be switched to headtop with helmet if worker moves to task requiring head protection. Designed to capture hazardous dust, mist, and fumes, Versaflo TR-300 Powered Air Respirator runs on intelligent lithium battery and features audible/visual electronic alarm that activates in case of low battery or low air flow. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Green & Clean

Water Filtering Station turns tap water into bottled quality.

August 17, 2010

Filtrete Water Station filters water directly from tap into four 16.9 oz, reusable water bottles, which are BPA-free and feature leak-proof cap. Specifically, station helps reduce sediments, chlorine taste, and odor from tap water. It also helps reduce environmental waste by potentially saving plastic bottles from ending up in landfills. Filter handles 100 gal of water, and 3-month filter change indicator shows when filter needs to be replaced. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Automotive Window Film causes no signal interference.

July 12, 2010

Featuring scratch-resistant coating, 3M(TM) FX Premium Automotive Window Film is manufactured without any metals, resulting in no interference with signals for cell phones and GPS systems. Product provides 99% UV protection and carries Skin Cancer Foundations recommendation as product that offers effective protection from UV rays. To accommodate various state tinting laws, film is available in 5, 15, 25, 30, 35, and 55% VLTs (Visible Light Transmitted). Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Software, Automatic ID

Asset/Inventory Tracking System can be used with variety of tags.

May 7, 2010

Composed of 3M software, RFID or barcode tags, and corresponding readers, hosted Asset and Inventory Tracking System provides secure method of tracking, locating, and managing assets. Customers can tag assets with RFID or barcode tag, and fixed or mobile handheld readers can be used to check out items to individual users, locate assets in workflow, or give users visibility of inventory. Data is automatically backed up in Tier III data center, where it is available anywhere and anytime. Read More


Dirt/Dust Trapping System improves paint booth performance.

May 7, 2010

Suited for use in body shops, 3M Dirt Trap Protection System provides complete paint booth solution that traps dust, dirt, and overspray to reduce defects in paint jobs. Adhesive-backed material is applied to wall and floor surfaces, and clear film protects lights and windows. Once material fills with debris, its removed and replaced. Applied onto walls and floors with magnetic dispenser, material allows installer to reposition during installation, which can take less than 2 hr. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Reusable Facepiece Respirator is usable in extreme conditions..

May 5, 2010

Designed for comfort and durability, 3M(TM) Ultimate FX Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator FF-400 Series includes cradle that helps with donning respirator and to reduce pressure and hair pulling. Six-strap head harness configuration ensures secure fit and silicone nose cup design provides comfort. Unit also has wide peripheral view lens, which is coated with Scotchgard(TM) Protector to help resist certain dirt, paint, and stains. Perimeter adhesive seal also keeps debris out. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Filtering Facepiece Respirator is built for comfort, wearability.

April 30, 2010

Filtering facepiece respirator - 3M(TM) Particulate Respirator 8510, N95 - features cup shape and soft inner material that provides operator comfort with custom fit and secure seal. These features, along with braided straps and adjustable M-noseclip, promote user wearability. Use of 3M Advanced Electret Media (AEM) protects workers in workplace applications such as grinding, sanding, sweeping, bagging, and other dusty operations. Read More


Code Translation Software converts ICD-9 applications to ICD-10.

November 24, 2009

Using sophisticated translation technology, 3M(TM) ICD-10 Code Translation Tool assists providers and payers in translating ICD-9 codes from existing information systems into language of ICD-10. Program identifies all reasonable ICD-10 alternatives for ICD-9 codes, and performs automated mappings where one-to-one map exists. Software then isolates remaining complex codes and provides user with reference data to assist in fine-tuning final conversions to ICD-10. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Software

Mobile APIS Solution is suited for CBP passenger screening.

November 24, 2009

Charter companies, general aviation, and fixed-based operators can use 3M(TM) Mobile Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Solution to collect, store, validate, and transmit APIS data for CBP passenger screening. Touchscreen-operated 3M(TM) Mobile ID Reader, included, reads and processes OCR data and communicates collected data via cellular and WiFi. Also included, 3M(TM) APIS Client/Server Software can be connected to any back-end system and supports batch and interactive processing. Read More

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