3M has announced that it recently
acquired the ACE ®
branded (and related brands)
elastic bandage and supports product lines and thermometer product line
from BD TM
(Becton, Dickinson and Co.). Terms
of the transaction were not disclosed.
The foundation of the ACE brand
dates back to 1914 when BD began manufacturing elastic bandages in the
U.S. ACE brand products are designed with the latest materials and techniques
to help provide consumers with the optimal support they need while assuring
proper fit, comfort, and value.
ACE products are sold broadly
through consumer channels, including drug stores, mass merchandisers,
grocers and sporting goods stores in North America.
“ACE is a great extension
of our consumer products portfolio," said Dr. Gabi Sabongi, vice
president, R&D and New Business Ventures of 3M Consumer and Office
For more information, visit www.3M.com