ST. PAUL, Minn. -- 3M has acquired Polymer Engineering Corp., a polymer-adhesive company based in Oxnard, Calif. 3M will offer Polymer Engineering Corp.'s well-known Duramix urethane adhesives to its network of automotive refinishing and repair distributors and dealers.

Jim Mahan, division vice president, 3M Engineered Adhesives Division, said, "This acquisition broadens our two-part adhesive technologies and fits into our strategy to expand in international and industrial markets. Also, it builds on the synergies between our technology and product platforms, and that's going to help our customers improve their products."

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