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July 6, 2014
3M introduces greener packaging for commercial products.
3M introduces greener packaging for commercial products.

June 26, 2014
3M is expanding its chemical offering for its innovative Twist ’n Fill System™ to include a disinfectant that kills germs in three minutes or less.
The 3M™ Disinfectant Cleaner RCT Concentrate 40L is specially formatted to cut cleaning time and quickly wipe out a broad spectrum of bacteria, viruses and fungi.

March 20, 2014
3M Expands Environmentally Sustainable Product Offerings with Floor Pads
3M, a leader in the development of environmentally sustainable products, announced that many of its popular floor pads will now be made with recycled materials.

Scotchgard™ Resilient Floor Protector has become certified by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI)

July 24, 2013
3M Introduces Glass Cleaner and Protector, Peroxide Cleaner Concentrate
New products expand innovative line, make cleaning easier
ST. PAUL, Minn. – July 24, 2013 - 3M is pleased to introduce two new extensions to its successful line of commercial cleaning products – the 3M Glass Cleaner and Protector and the 3M Peroxide Cleaner Concentrate. Both products have been specially formulated to cut cleaning time and remove stubborn deposits more easily.

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.

May 22, 2012
Tech Talk: Why Does Concrete Need Protection?
Stone, terrazzo, and concrete floors can be polished to a high gloss without the use of a coating. Many customers are tempted to stop at this point and save the cost of a protective coating. However, leaving a floor unprotected poses a serious risk to the long term appearance of the flooring substrate.

March 12, 2012
Tech Talk: Crystallization vs. Oxalic Acid Polishing
Crystallization (also known as re-crystallization or vitrification) is a method of creating a gloss on calcium bearing stone floors such as marble, limestone, and travertine.

March 1, 2012
Tech Talk: Determining Appropriate Surface Disinfection
Distinctness of Image (DOI) is a measure of how crisp and sharply a reflected image appears. Learn about how DOI is measured, how it differs from gloss measurements, and its importance when evaluating floor finishes.

January 26, 2012
Tech Talk: Distinctness of Image
Distinctness of Image (DOI) is a measure of how crisp and sharply a reflected image appears. Learn about how DOI is measured, how it differs from gloss measurements, and its importance when evaluating floor finishes.

January 1, 2012
Tech Talk: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection for Control of Norovirus
Noroviruses (NVs) are a type of virus called non-enveloped and are a common cause of gastroenteritis in humans. Symptoms include sudden onset of nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea 12-48 hours after exposure.

December 16, 2011
Scotchgard™ Stone Floor Protector has been certified by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) as providing "high traction".
Scotchgard™ Stone Floor Protector was recently submitted to NFSI for testing to be certified as providing ”high-traction”. NFSI product certification is intended to provide product manufacturers the means to have their products independently evaluated for wet slip resistance.


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