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3M(TM) Scotchgard(TM) Anti-Fog Coating for Safety Eyewear

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Press release date: September 5, 2013

3M harnesses 30 years of advanced coating expertise to improve eyewear

ST. PAUL, Minn. – 3M takes safety eyewear to the next level by adding Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog Coating. The proprietary coating provides at least 12 times longer lasting fog resistance than traditional anti-fog coatings to help increase eyewear performance in rugged, dusty, steamy and wet work environments. Scotchgard anti-fog coating retains its effectiveness for at least 25 washings with water, allowing workers to wear the lens longer, which may result in lower cost.

“This effective coating also contains an anti-static property to reduce the amount of dust and dirt that sticks to lenses and hinders vision – a problem workers face in challenging work environments,” said Deb Walker, product marketing, 3M, Personal Safety Division. “Less dirt accumulating on lenses means workers spend less time cleaning and re-cleaning their eyewear.” Scotchgard anti-fog coating is available in four styles of 3M safety eyewear: Maxim™ Spectacles, Maxim Plus™ Dust Goggles, Lexa™ Dust Gogglegear™ Safety Goggles (med. lg.) and Lexa™ Splash Gogglegear™ Safety Goggles (med. lg.). These glasses are ideal for workers engaged in extreme environments, like underground mines, plastics and metal processing factories, fabrication shops, and chemical processing plants.

Depending on the eyewear model selected, an assortment of features, such as removable foam gaskets for added protection against small dust particles, adjustable elastic straps and liquid splash protection, are also available. All styles meet the requirements of CSA Z94.3-2007 and ANSI Z87.1-2010.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

About 3M Personal Safety Division
3M offers a comprehensive, diverse portfolio of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) solutions providing respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, reflective materials for high-visibility apparel, protective clothing, protective eyewear, head and face protection, welding helmets, and other adjacent products and solutions such as tactical safety equipment, detection, monitoring equipment, active communications equipment and compliance management. In 2012, 3M celebrated 40 years of occupational health and safety leadership – recognizing the company’s respiratory and hearing protection solutions introduced in 1972. Visit www.3M.com/PPESafety or http://m.3m.com/PPESafety. You can also follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/3MSafetyUS.

Press Contacts:
Colleen Harris
3M
651-733-1566

Erika VanRiper
PadillaCRT
612-455-1933
Erika.VanRiper@PadillaCRT.com
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