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New Tests Show Difference in Durability of PPE Trim
Reflective properties can be significantly degraded by heat

A recent article on FirefighterNation.com shows how 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - Series 9500 Fire Coat Trim is tested to withstand extreme heat. Read the full article on FirefighterNation.com.

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3M Obtains Rulings for Injunctions Against Manufacturers of Retro-Reflective Fire Coat Trim in Two Separate Cases

3M, 3M Innovative Properties Co., and 3M Canada announced today that they have settled a patent infringement lawsuit against Eurotex in Canada for infringing a 3M patent relating to reflective fire coat trim. Eurotex consented to an Order entered by the Federal Court in Ottawa, Canada stipulating that Eurotex pay 3M for past profits and issuing an injunction against Eurotex. Click here to view the full article.

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What You Need to Know about the MUTCD Regulation Updates

Wearing high-visibility garments to increase the likelihood of being seen and avoiding potential struck-by accidents may seem like a common practice for those working on or near busy roadways. However, at the end of this year, this practice will become mandatory under the Federal Register Final Rule and revised document of the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Click here to view the full article.

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3M Introduces Flame Resistant Reflective Solutions

Two new products that provide protection from heat, flame and arc flash hazards with the added benefit of stitchless bonding for a more efficient application process and increased design options for wearers. Click here to see the full article on fireengineering.com

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3M Triple Trim Withstands High Heat Conditions

See how 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material – Series 9500 Fire Coat Trim, a high-visibility solution, withstands extreme heat conditions before, during and after the demanding duties of a firefighter's job. Click here to read more on fireengineering.com.

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OSHA Clarifies Use of Hi-Vis in Work Zones

Read an update on the use of high-visibility garments for highway and road construction workers in Safety + Health magazine. Click here to read the article

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3M Names Stahls' ID an Authorized Converter of New 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 5807 Custom Cuttable Transfer Film

Stahls' ID Direct™, a world leader in the manufacturing of heat transfer materials for garments and textiles, is now an authorized converter of the new 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 5807 Custom Cuttable Transfer Film in the United States. Click here to read more.

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Making ANSI Workable and Wearable

See 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material in the Spring/Summer issue of Made to Measure - Making ANSI Compliance - Workable - and Wearable – for Customers. Click here to read the full article.

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3M Introduces Customized Visibility Solution for Occupational Industry


Read about 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material – 5807 Custom Cuttable Transfer Film in Uniform Market News. "In these turbulent economic times, occupational manufacturers seek to offer customized visibility solutions to stand out in the marketplace and help realize revenue growth but are often restricted due to high production costs."  Click here to read the full article.

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