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3M relaunches E-A-R brand classic earplug

Diversified technology company 3M is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its best-selling E-A-R brand Classic Hearing Protector with a new educational microsite, Discovery Kits, and free prize draw.

3M E-A-R Classic earplugMade from a soft, energy absorbing polymer, E-A-R brand Classic earplugs provide comfortable hearing protection for automotive workers in moderate to high noise environments.

E-A-R brand Classic by 3M is the world’s first foam ear plug and 40 years on, remains one of the most widely-used earplugs in the world with more than 72 million pairs sold worldwide in 2012. The microsite, which can be accessed at, is dedicated to promoting the benefits of this small yet essential product, including attenuation, comfort and ease of fit.

Visitors to the microsite will be able to view new videos introducing the market-leading features of the earplugs, download useful product information highlighting the key benefits for end users in the automotive sector, and apply for their free E-A-R brand Classic Discovery Kit. Each kit contains a glossy poster showing how to fit the earplugs, informative literature on how and where to use, and ten pairs of E-A-R brand Classic Earplugs. Each kit request will also be automatically entered into a prize draw to win one of ten Peltor Bluetooth Headsets by 3M.

Rob Green, product manager from the Personal Safety division of 3M commented: “For forty years, E-A-R brand Classic earplugs have been one of the most popular choices in the automotive industry thanks to the protection, comfort and ease of fit they offer. It’s our hope that visitors to the new site will find all the information they need to select E-A-R brand Classic earplugs, as well as giving them the opportunity to test the product for themselves and experience first-hand the qualities that have made this world-first product a best-seller.”

To be in with a chance of winning one of ten Peltor Bluetooth Headsets by 3M, visit and request your E-A-R brand Classic Discovery Kit before 12 August 2013.

For more details of the full range of PPE and Safety Solutions available from 3M, visit or call 0870 60 800 60 in the UK or 1 800 320 500 from Ireland.
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