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3M Canada Announces its Newest Innovation in Painting

New 3Mtm PPStm Series 2.0 Spray Cup System provides
improved productivity and painting confidence

LONDON, ON, Oct. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - 3M Canada has introduced the next evolution in its paint application technology ? the 3Mtm PPStm Series 2.0 Spray Cup System.

The 3Mtm PPStm Series 2.0 Spray Cup System dramatically improves the flow of the painting process with an improved spray cup design that delivers advanced performance, efficiency and cleanliness.

The first disposable paint cup system ? 3Mtm PPStm Paint Preparation System - was introduced to Canada in 2002. The system reinvented how painters in the collision repair industry managed the paint process, reducing solvent use by up to 70 percent and decreasing prep time by up to 50 percent. It quickly became the standard for painters around the world.

Now, after consulting with hundreds of painters from around the world, 3M has introduced a new spray cup design ? 3Mtm PPStm Series 2.0 Spray Cup System ? that eliminates the need for a separate collar, adds a quarter-turn lid locking system and incorporates new features that increase productivity and reduce downtime. The result is a painting process that flows more smoothly, helps prevent contamination of the paint and improves painters' confidence in the quality of their work.

"We're very excited to be introducing the new 3Mtm PPStm Series 2.0 Spray Cup System to our customers to improve their overall painting experience," says Craig Jalbert, Marketing Manager for Paint and Finish, 3M Canada's Automotive Aftermarket Division. "Feedback from painters in Canada, who have used the new system, has been extremely positive. We're confident that the 3Mtm PPStm Series 2.0 Spray Cup System will make their work easier and more efficient as painters can expect higher-quality paint jobs with reduced need for rework or call-backs."

The elimination of the separate collar with the quarter-turn lid locking system improves the cleanliness of the painting process and eliminates potential sources of contamination from equipment cleaning or maintenance. The easy assembly and refilling process improves the efficiency for high-production painters, while the wider adapter allows them to use a larger cup for consistent, efficient batch painting.

"Painters in Canada have trusted the 3Mtm PPStm System for more than 15 years to deliver excellent results for them and their customers," says Rick Orser, General Manager, 3M Canada's Automotive Aftermarket Division. "3M is committed to applying our science to help companies and individuals succeed every day. The new 3Mtm PPStm Series 2.0 Spray Cup System is a prime example of that commitment to innovation."

The new 3Mtm PPStm Series 2.0 Spray Cup System is now available in Canada through local 3M distributors. For more information, visit 3Mcollision.ca/keepitflowing.

About 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division
3M automotive products keep the world on the move, with innovative solutions for building, repairing and maintaining vehicles. From the collision repair professional to the individual vehicle enthusiast, people around the world trust 3M products to protect, repair and keep their vehicles looking showroom new. And our commitment to this industry extends beyond product performance to a careful stewardship of the world's resources and environment. Serving the needs of our customers has made 3M a trusted leader in vehicle care and repair, and we are dedicated to earning that trust each and every day.

About 3M
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Established in 1951, 3M Canada was one of the first international subsidiaries opened by 3M, with the head office and original manufacturing site in London, Ontario, where approximately 800 of the company's 1,800 employees work. Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.ca or on Twitter @3M_Canada.

SOURCE 3M Canada Company

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