July 9, 2007 10:28 AM ET

Faultless Starch Announces Licensing Agreement With 3M

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The Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company and 3M MMM, located in St. Paul, Minn., today announced an agreement to feature 3M's Scotchgard(TM) Fabric Protector in a Faultless(R) Spray Starch product. This agreement is the first of its kind between the two companies.

"We've admired 3M's innovative technology for many years, and we are proud to now incorporate it into a Faultless consumer product," said David G. Beaham, President of Faultless. "3M's Scotchgard protector -- in our starch -- is a great fit for both companies, and the resulting product will help consumers easily protect their clothing from stains," Beaham added.

The product, called Faultless Starch Plus Stain Resistance, helps protect clothes to keep them looking newer. Faultless Starch Plus Stain Resistance features Scotchgard Fabric Protector technology, and adds stain protection to clothes simply by spraying it on clothing when ironing.

Faultless Starch Plus Stain Resistance repels juice, wine, coffee, oily stains and more. The product offers a fresh linen scent and also makes ironing easier. The heat of the iron helps to activate the Scotchgard protector.

Family-owned Faultless Starch/Bon Ami was founded in 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri. 3M was founded in 1902 at the Lake Superior town of Two Harbors, Minnesota.

Both companies were pleased with the terms of the licensing agreement.

For further information on fabric care, the web site addresses for the companies are www.faultless.com and www.3m.com.

Scotchgard is a trademark of 3M. Contact Information: Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Ben Stark, 816-842-1230 bstark@faultless.com or 3M Colleen Harris, 651-733-1566 Cahornharris1@mmm.com

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