Steel-Barbed Cable Ties from 3M Provide Strong, Reliable Fastening

  Steel-Barbed Cable Ties from 3M Provide Strong, Reliable Fastening  Business Wire  AUSTIN, Texas -- February 26, 2014  3M now offers a new alternative for electricians requiring rugged, reliable cable ties. 3M™ Steel-Barbed Cable Ties, launched today by the 3M Electrical Markets Division, offer excellent strength and the ability to precisely tighten each tie.  3M Steel-Barbed Cable Ties offer excellent strength and the ability to precisely tighten each tie. ( ...  3M Steel-Barbed Cable Ties offer excellent strength and the ability to precisely tighten each tie. (Photo: 3M)  Designed to fasten wire bundles and harness components quickly, the cable ties consist of a smooth nylon strap with a head, or pawl, containing a stainless steel barb. When engaged, the barb presses into the nylon strap, providing a tight grip and a strong, long-lasting hold.  Designed without notches, the barbed cable tie from 3M has infinite locking positions. The barb can be locked at any point along the strap, allowing more precise positioning than typical ratchet-style cable ties. The nylon strap’s ribbed pattern provides extra grip to prevent slippage.  The cable ties are sold by most major electrical product distributors. They are available in black and natural, and in seven different lengths ranging from four to 28 inches.  The steel-barbed cable tie expands the 3M portfolio of cable ties. More information about cable ties from 3M can be foundonlineor by calling the 3M Electrical Markets Division at800-245-3573.  About 3M Electrical Markets Division Since the invention of vinyl electrical tape in 1946, 3M Electrical Markets Division has provided innovative, high quality solutions that support the construction and reliable operation of the world's electrical infrastructure. EMD has more than 60 years of experience serving customers with highly reliable products, including electrical insulating tapes; flexible insulation; low, medium and high voltage power cable splices and terminations; high capacity transmission conductor; heat shrinkable tubing and molded shapes; electrical supplies including wire connectors, terminals and cable ties; and wire marking and identification products. EMD products are found in transmission and distribution networks, in the electrical systems of industrial, commercial and residential structures and in electrical equipment, like motors and transformers. The division also offers products for protecting, assessing, and renewing the world's energy infrastructure, including powder and liquid coatings to protect oil and gas pipelines and other infrastructure and the rehabilitation of water pipes as well as locating and marking products.  About 3M 3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.  3M is a trademark of 3M Company. All other trademarks listed herein are owned by their respective companies.  Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20140226005226/en/  Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50812099&lang=en  Contact:  3M Jane Kovacs, 512-984-6747 or For all other inquiries: http://www.3m.com/MediaContact