3M to Acquire POMP Safety Business
3M, St. Paul, MN, has agreed to acquire the safety business of POMP Medical and Occupational Health Products LLC, a provider of products such as earplugs, eyewear, and hand creams, based in Porto Alegre, Brazil, including related trademarks and patents.
POMP brand reusable earplugs are made of durable, medical-grade silicone. According to 3M, the trend in the safety industry is toward more comfortable products so that workers are more willing to use proper safety equipment. In addition, emerging markets prefer reusable earplugs over disposable earplugs because of lower total cost.
Combined with 3M's line of hearing protection products, including disposable earplugs, the acquisition of POMP reusable earplugs allows 3M to offer a broader portfolio of hearing ...