Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

 November 15th, 2021

CFCM 3M Logo 4003M reported increased sales in all the company’s business segments. 3M recently reported its results for the third quarter of 2021, including a 7.1 percent increase in total sales (to $8.9 billion), compared to the 2020 third quarter. Organic local-currency sales increased 6.3 percent; foreign currency translation increased sales by 0.8 percent year on year.

Total sales grew 8.1 percent in the company’s Consumer segment, 7.2 percent in Safety and Industrial, 5.8 percent in Transportation and Electronics, and 4.1 percent in Health Care. Organic local-currency sales increased 7.6 percent in Consumer, 6.1 percent in Safety and Industrial, 5.1 percent in Transportation and Electronics, and 3.3 percent in Health Care.

“In the face of continued global challenges, the 3M team executed well and delivered broad-based organic growth, along with strong margins and cash flow,” said Mike Roman, chairman and CEO. “Overall, end-market demand remained strong, and we navigated supply chain disruptions by maintaining a relentless focus on serving and innovating for our customers. Moving ahead, we will continue to invest for the future by investing in strong demand areas aligned with global trends, while improving our operational performance, driving productivity and advancing sustainability.”

On a geographic basis, total sales grew 7.9 percent in the Americas, 6.8 percent in Asia Pacific, and 5.2 percent in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Organic local-currency sales grew 7.4 percent in the Americas, 5.6 percent in Asia Pacific, and 4.2 percent in EMEA.

For more information, visit: www.3m.com.

 

 

Feature Video: DeVilbiss TEKNA Gun Flexes on Muscle Car Show

CFCM TeknaGun 400

Carlisle Fluid Technologies’ DeVilbiss TEKNA spray gun was recently featured on an episode of Detroit Muscle on Power Nation TV to bring a 1973 AMC Javelin back to life. Featuring a high finish quality and operator ergonomics, The TEKNA gun’s high transfer efficiency provides materials savings for solvent or waterbase paints.

The spray gun technology, which has been used in automotive refinishing processes for many years, is designed to spray all types of materials and comes with high efficiency or HVLP air caps that produce large spray patterns with even material distribution.

 

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CFCM slingpsychrometer 400Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries, has introduced a new offering: The compact, portable Sling Psychrometer.

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