3M™ Reinvents Scouring Pad with New Scotch-Brite™ Dual Purpose Scour Pad 96Hex

Inventor of the original scouring pad releases a whole new dimension
of clean with all-new, double-duty cleaning solution for the food
service industry

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scrubbing pots and pans has always been a grueling task. Kitchen aids
can now cut back on the elbow grease with the new Scotch-Brite™ Dual
Purpose Scour Pad 96Hex from 3M. Introducing a new shape that is both
longer lasting and user friendly, the hexagonal hand pad features a
yellow side with the latest in scouring technology, and a gray side that
polishes away fine particles and grease.

“In 1958, Scotch-Brite introduced the first scouring hand pad to the
food service industry. For 2017, we’ve reinvented the hand pad to
continue the evolution of one of our most successful cleaning products,
the Scotch-Brite™ General Purpose 96,” said Carolina Bautista-Brown,
Market Development Manager for 3M Commercial Solutions Division.
“Customers wanted to spend less time cleaning pots and pans. 3M
responded to that need by developing the raised power dot side of
the Scotch-Brite Scour Pad 96Hex which cuts through baked-on food FIVE
TIMES FASTER than non-3M competitive medium duty scouring pads.”

The Scotch-Brite™ Dual Purpose Scour Pad 96Hex is designed for medium
duty general purpose cleaning including: aluminum pots and pans, cooking
appliances and utensils, and kitchen and maintenance equipment. Its
greatest innovation is in the raised power dots on the yellow side. The
surface pattern of the power dots was engineered to quickly and
effectively cut through stubborn, baked- or burnt-on food five times
faster than non-3M competitive medium duty scouring pads. It’s also
designed to be more durable and retain its full scouring power through
repeated uses. The yellow side has a special treatment that prevents
particles of food from getting trapped on the web, allowing them to be
rinsed away easily. The smooth gray side scours away fine food particles
and leaves a shiny surface.

The hexagon design of the pad is more ergonomic and functional. The
hexagon shape features two additional edges than the traditional
rectangle shape, offering up more corners to get in and clean the
hard-to-reach areas of pots and pans. Additionally, the ergonomic
hexagon shape fits comfortably in the hand, maximizing productivity and
minimizing user fatigue.

The Scotch-Brite™ Dual Purpose Scour Pad 96Hex is the latest innovation
from 3M Commercial Solutions Division. Recognized and respected as a
leading food service solutions provider for more than 50 years, 3M
continues to be a trusted brand in food service cleaning tools,
utilizing technology to help improve the operational efficiency and
performance of quick-service restaurants. To learn more about the
product, or to request a free sample, please visit: www.3M.com/96Hex.

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Gage for 3M
Michelle Hoffman, 763-595-3857
Commercial Solutions Division
Maryury Henkel, 651-733-5685