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3M Adds 3 News Products, Expands Safety Gloves Portfolio

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3M Company MMM added three new products to its safety gloves line-up, thus expanding its offerings to electricians, contractors and other industry professionals. Its new products will enable greater versatility, better protection and superior convenience for a wide range of applications and environments.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 100,000 workplace hand injuries requiring time off were reported in 2013. 3M safety gloves, when worn correctly, can provide crucial defense against many common workplace hand injuries.

The products are - 3M Gripping Material High Dexterity Work Gloves, 3M Comfort Grip Winter Gloves and 3M Comfort Grip Gloves.

The new 3M Gripping Material High Dexterity Work Gloves are made up of thousands of micro fingers, which deliver exceptional grip in wet, dirty or oily conditions. 3M has sewn 3M Gripping Material GM530 into the palm and fingers of the gloves, which enhances grip and improves slip resistance. The gloves have high dexterity feature and have touchscreen finger and thumb tips. Also, they have a snug fit with superb breathability, due to the ribbed, heavy-duty spandex. The durable gloves are made of high-quality goatskin leather and are adaptable to an extensive range of uses in factory, maintenance, heavy machinery and outdoor construction work.

3M has also launched a cut resistant glove to its Comfort Grip Gloves portfolio. The new gloves offer ANSI Cut Level 2/EN388 Cut Level 3 protection, while delivering the same comfort as 3M's General Use Gloves with extra cut, puncture and tear resistance. These products are perfect for tasks that call for dexterity when handling sharp parts. For instance, they are well-suited for jobs like cable pulling and preparation, wire handling, and forming, bending or machining sharp parts, among others.

3M has also launched 3M Comfort Grip Winter Gloves, timing it perfectly to capitalize on the upcoming season. These gloves offer outstanding hand protection and warmth in cold weather applications. Its palms and fingertips come with a nitrile foam coating, which improves grip in oily and wet conditions. Apart from being abrasion and tear resistant, the gloves have an elastic-knitted cuff that is effortless to slip on and off and also keeps debris out. They are durable, long-lasting and washable, and offer increased dexterity with added warmth to electricians, electrical contractors, and other industry professionals.

These three new safety gloves double the available options for workplace hand protection.

3M currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks that are worth a look now include Leidos Holdings, Inc LDOS , sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Buy), along with Engility Holdings, Inc EGL and Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC , both carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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