ST. PAUL, MN – 3M Architectural Markets is pleased to announce the appearance of 3M DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes and 3M Fasara™ Glass Finishes at the NeoCon Tradeshow in Chicago June 13-15, 2011. The innovative and inspiring products, including recently released DI-NOC™ designs, will be exhibited at the Interwest Distribution Company booth # 7-4097. Interwest Distribution Company is an authorized supplier of 3M products providing exclusive distribution of 3M Fasara™ Glass Finishes in many states and nationwide distribution of 3M DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes. 

 
Known internationally for its technological expertise and history of innovation, 3M has recently brought its unique solutions to the architecture and design communities with the launch of an Architectural Markets business. 3M Architectural Markets brings the company’s strong tradition of innovation into the design world to help architects, interior designers and building owners create amazing spaces. 3M Architectural Markets infuses sophisticated design into 3M’s 40-plus unique technological platforms, bringing inspiring new capabilities to the industry.

3M Architectural Markets launched with a focus on surface finishes, glass finishes and architectural lighting. Specific offerings include: 

• 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes—Durable‚ flexible finishes that come in more than 500 designs, with new designs recently released and more in the works. DI-NOC architectural finishes provide a versatile and cost-effective solution for creating a unique look and allows you to refresh and recycle existing surfaces.
• 3M™ Fasara™ Glass Finishes—A versatile, high-style, low-cost option for enhancing design and privacy on glass surfaces. These polyester finishes provide the look and translucency of etched, sandblasted, interlayer, fritted or custom decorative glass, at a fraction of the cost.
• 3M Architectural Lighting —Lighting designed with cutting-edge aesthetics, energy savings and ease of installation in mind.

Details on these solutions and additional capabilities can be seen at 3MArchitecturalMarkets.com/2011 or by visiting the www.Facebook.com/3MArchitecturalMarkets or www.YouTube.com/3MArchMarkets. Twitter users can also follow @3M_Architecture. 

In addition to its product offerings, the group also provides customers with the information resources they need to bring projects to life. Architects, designers, building contractors and owners are invited to consult with 3M Architectural Markets for help in design solutions and preliminary budgets for each unique challenge. 

“3M Architectural Markets brings exciting new possibilities to the design community,” said Robyn Strauss, Marketing Development Manager, 3M Architectural Markets. “We provide expertise not only in surfaces and lighting, but also the interaction between these features, which designers know can have a dramatic effect on a project.”


About 3M Architectural Markets
Based on 3M’s tradition of innovation, technological know-how and information resources, 3M Architectural Markets offers flexible, creative and technologically advanced surface finishing and lighting solutions for architecture and interior design. With a wide range of architectural finishes and decorative window glass finishes as well as natural and artificial lighting solutions, 3M Architectural Markets helps designers create a complete mood or atmosphere, defining the specific character of any environment. The division’s technologies are engineered to create design excellence, enhance human comfort and respect environmental sustainability, globally. For more information, visit www.3MArchitecturalMarkets.com or follow @3M_Architecture on Twitter.

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 $27 billion in sales, 3M employs about 80,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

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