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May 14, 2013
3M Scotch-Brite Quick Clean Griddle Liquid Awarded Green Seal Certification
ST. PAUL, Minn. – May 14, 2013 – 3M is pleased to announce its Scotch-Brite Quick Clean Griddle Liquid, a key component of the Scotch-Brite Quick Clean Griddle Cleaning System, has been awarded Green Seal certification. The product is certified under the GS-53 Green Seal standard for “Specialty Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use,” and is currently the only GS-53 certified griddle cleaning liquid in the industry.
April 11, 2013
3M Announces New Appointments in Building and Commercial Services
ST. PAUL, Minn. – April 11, 2013 – 3M announces two of its key Building Service employees in new roles aimed to better serve contractors. Kevin Tholen is named Business Development Manager, and Paul Burke becomes Building Service Contractor Account Manager, both in 3M Building and Commercial Services Division.
April 5, 2013
New 3M™ Resilient Floor Protection System Offers Durable, Practical Protection
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Apr. 3, 2013 – 3M has introduced the new 3M Resilient Floor Protection System, an innovation in floor care. The complete system provides tough, durable protection to keep floors looking clean and bright while requiring less maintenance and fewer chemicals.
January 28, 2013
3M Customer Letter: Floor Pad and Hand Pad – Source of Supply
On January 24, 2013, Continental Commercial Products announced that it has decided to discontinue production of Glit non-woven hand pads and floor pads effective March 22, 2013, and to discontinue accepting orders for the affected products on February 22, 2013. As a result, Glit customers will look for new sources of supply for hand pads, floor pads, and sanding screens.
Oct 11, 2012
Tech Talk: What Does "Grit" Mean?
A variety of different methods and standards are used to describe the aggressiveness of commercial abrasives. Different standards are used for coated abrasives (sand papers) and bonded abrasives (grinding wheels and diamond floor polishing abrasives) as well as specific standards for some specialty abrasive particles like diamond. All of the standards use size as an indication of how aggressive the abrasive particle will be.
June 1, 2012
Tech Talk: Measuring Disinfectant/Sanitizer Concentration
Disinfectants and sanitizers are chemical substances or mixtures of substances and are registered through the US EPA with efficacy (kill) claims for microorganisms at a certain concentration of chemical active(s). The chemical identity and concentration of each active can be found on the product or EPA master label, which correlates to the EPA Registration Number for that product.