3M Teams up with AGI Polymatrix to Deliver DVD and CD Security Solution to Libraries

Date of issue: 25th March, 2009

3M, the diversified technology company and AGI Polymatrix, a MeadWestvaco Corp. resource, have announced a strategic marketing alliance under which 3M will offer the unique Red Tag DVD and CD security solution to libraries.

3M's Library Systems business, a long-trusted supplier of library productivity, security and information management solutions, and AGI Polymatrix, a world leader in DVD and CD media packaging, together will help the library industry address one of its most pressing concerns. That is the protection and management of rapidly growing DVD and CD collections.

"DVDs and CDs represent the highest loss area for libraries and we're pleased to expand the suite of security solutions 3M offers libraries to help control collection shrinkage," said Rory Yanchek, Global Business Manager, 3M Library Systems. "3M's alliance with AGI provides a simple solution for a very complex problem. By discouraging theft, libraries are able to reduce material-replacement costs and spend that money elsewhere."

The proven Red Tag system is simple to implement and works in conjunction with standard DVD and CD cases. A red tag inserted into the media case locks both the disk (onto the case) and the case (closed). Only the special unlocking device can quickly and easily remove the red tag and free the disk for library customers. For maximum security 3M electromagnetic strips and radio frequency identification tags can also be incorporated into the Red Tag system.

3M - practical and ingenious solutions that help our customers succeed
3M is a $25.3 billion diversified technology company which, since 1902, has been creating innovative products that help make the world healthier, safer and more productive. Well known 3M brands include Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate and Scotch-Brite.

3M employs some 79,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. It produces thousands of innovative products for customers in dozens of diverse markets and its 45 technology platforms touch nearly every aspect of modern life - the company has applied its expertise in RFID technology to deliver biometric passports; it is using its understanding of the healthcare industry to provide hospitals with infection prevention and detection solutions; and in 2008 it launched the world's first hand-held micro projector, the MPro110.

The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing more than 3,500 people across 16 locations, including 12 manufacturing sites.
Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, occupational health and environmental safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems, high-performance coatings, secure documents and passport scanners.

For Additional Information:
Contact Harriet Vocking
The McOnie Agency
Tel: 07974 940959
Email: harriet@mconieagency.com

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