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  • noun Plural form of abrasive.


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  • It covers water used in manufacturing of things such as abrasives, resins, polymers, tapes, insulation and ceramics. rss feed

  • But third-quarter sales at the abrasives business unit, where Cubitron is a major product, were up 18% from a year earlier, compared with 11% sales growth for 3M as a whole.

    3M Brings Along the Basics As It Balances New and Old

  • Whitening: Silica and enzymes act as mild abrasives to scrape surface stains, such as those caused by coffee, tea or red wine.

    Whitens, Brightens and Confuses

  • Many of 3M's products are films, adhesives, abrasives and other raw materials used by other manufacturers.

    Wary Firms Are 'Destocking'

  • I let the ocean wash over me, scrub me clean with its abrasives.

    Killing Noise

  • For the khukri, I use small circles as I run up the blade - it takes a lot of grinding because it's literally as hard as a hammer; most abrasives just slip off it like it was diamond or something. kokodhem

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  • A: Plastic headlight lenses degrade at different rates depending largely on exposure to sun, dust, sand and other abrasives in the driving environment.

    Me & My Car

  • Shortly after he was recruited as CEO, Mr. Buckley met Chris Holmes, a vice president in the abrasives business, who noted that products in his area were rarely seen as sexy.

    3M Brings Along the Basics As It Balances New and Old

  • Omar Ansari , the owner, says he used a small section of his family's industrial abrasives plant to brew beer in 2006, making 800 barrels that year, before gradually taking over the entire space as the abrasives business "got smaller and smaller."

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  • The company, 76% owned by U.S.-based 3M Co., sells about 7,000 products including medical supplies and industrial abrasives to consumer items.

    3M India Plans to Raise Prices


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