3M and Straub Design Announce Introduction of the Olympus III Road Tape Application System for 3M™ Stamark Pavement Marking Tape

ST. PAUL and MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota October 17, 2019- 3M (NYSE: MMM), a global leader in consumer and industrial material sciences, and Straub Design, a leader in tape application equipment, today announced the successful launch of the Olympus III Pavement Marking System, a truck mounted road tape application system jointly developed by both companies for the transportation safety market.

The Olympus III is designed and commercially available for pavement marking contractors who seek to improve productivity and safety in application processes involving 3M™ Stamark™ pavement marking tape. The Olympus III system leverages industry standard tape application components and best practices to deliver a flexible, simple, safe and cost-effective solution. Both 3M and Straub Design believe significant opportunities exist in the global transportation safety space to use the Olympus III to apply industry-leading 3M pavement marking products.

“At 3M we are committed to helping bring families home safely. A significant majority of our global customer base today applies road tape manually. The manual process is labor intensive and prone to exposure to traffic hazards. We recognized an opportunity to collaborate with a technology partner that has been working in the industrial automation space for over 45 years. Our goal was to jointly develop an automated solution that delivers real value to 3M pavement marking tape customers all over the world,” said Christopher Edwards, Global Business Manager, Pavement Markings, 3M Transportation Safety Division. “The Olympus III system utilizes proven tape application technology to optimize crew safety, first-time quality, and productivity while reducing the time required to apply pavement marking tape where the systems are deployed.”

“We’re proud to partner with an innovative company like 3M that is committed to bringing the next generation of pavement marking tape technology to the market,” said Straub Design’s President & CEO, Paul Ebnet. “Leveraging the decades of experience both companies have serving pavement marking contractors all over the world, we believe the Olympus III, along with new systems currently under development will fundamentally change how companies handle and apply millions of linear feet of 3M pavement marking tape every week.”


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About Straub Design

With over 45 years of experience, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Straub Design is a leading global supplier of tape application and web handling solutions. We stock a wide variety of adhesive tape applicators and tape application systems along with engineering custom solutions to meet your individual needs. All Straub Design products are manufactured in the USA.

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Contacts

Paul Ebnet

Straub Design

pebnet@straubdesign.com

952.546.6686


Daryl Emery

Straub Design

demery@straubdesign.com

952.546.6686