3M Window Film Expands Manufacturing in Asia-Pacific Region

  3M Window Film Expands Manufacturing in Asia-Pacific Region

               Two new facilities will help meet growing demand

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- November 4, 2013

3M Company has completed significant investments in the Asia-Pacific region
with the scale-up of world-class manufacturing facilities in China and
Singapore to support the growing window film business. The two locations will
allow 3M to continue to meet customer needs, both in the region and worldwide,
and to satisfy the growing demand for its automotive, residential and
commercial window films. These new state of the art facilities are in addition
to expanded capital investments made in their U.S. factories for clean coating
and converting.

“3M’s investments in these new production sites are important to serve the
growing needs and demand in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to the plant
investments, we continue to make substantial investments in research and
development. The quality and quantity of exciting new products and
technologies being developed in our labs is at an all time high and reinforces
3M’s strong commitment to innovation,” said Tim Thornton, Global Business
Director, 3M Window Film, Renewable Energy Division.

3M’s Renewable Energy Division offers a robust portfolio of new and existing
products, bringing more than 100 years of combined expertise in coatings,
film, tape, adhesive and optical technologies to the rapidly expanding
renewable energy and energy-efficiency markets worldwide. 3M’s
state-of-the-art Weathering Resource Centers accelerate product testing to
simulate the diverse and harsh environments in which our products are used.
The company’s world-class R&D facilities enable 3M to work closely with
leading national labs to develop and refine its energy conservation, energy
generation, and sustainability technologies and platforms. 3M has expanded its
global manufacturing capabilities for Renewable Energy Division products
several fold in recent years to bring key products to commercial-scale
production in response to these expanding markets as countries look for
innovative and sustainable options to address their growing energy needs.

For more information, please visit: www.3M.com/windowfilm

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Contact:

Karwoski & Courage Public Relations
Emily Wozniak, 612-342-9635
e.wozniak@creativepr.com
or
3M
Colleen Harris, 651-733-1566
 
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