3M acquires LeadCheck's Hybrivet Systems

Feb. 17, 2011 -- 3M Co. is expanding into the paint testing market with the acquisition of Hybrivet Systems Inc., a Natick, Mass.-based provider of products for the detection of lead and other contaminants.
Maplewood-based 3M’s (NYSE: MMM) acquisition of the company provides it immediate access to the paint testing market in the wake of new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.