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Don't struggle when you need a Post-it Note. Post-it Pop-up Notes are always on hand and they pop up one at a time so it's easy to just peel and write.

 

History & Facts

Discover the history of Post-it® Notes

From not-so-sticky beginnings was born one of the world's favourite products.

 

1968-74

Dr. Spence Silver, a 3M scientist, is busily researching adhesives in the laboratory. In the process, he discovers something peculiar: an adhesive that sticks lightly to surfaces but does not tightly bond to them. While singing in his church choir, Art Fry, another 3M scientist, tires of losing his place in the hymnal. He dreams of a bookmark that's lightly adhesive. Then he remembers Silver's adhesive, and his dream begins to become real.

 

Did you know?

Dr. Spencer Silver, the 3M scientist responsible for the unique repositionable adhesive used on Post-it® Products, retired from 3M in 1996 with more than 22 US patents to his name.

1978

After test markets show mixed reactions to Post-it® Notes, marketers realise that success depends on people actually trying them. They travel to Boise, Idaho, to launch the famous sampling effort known as the Boise Blitz. After saturating the office supply industry with samples, an astonishing 90 percent of consumers who try the product say they'll buy it! 3M managers decide to press on with the product ...

 

Did you know?

Since their introduction, Post-it® Notes have always been recyclable.

1980

Post-it® Notes are launched across the US - with enormous success.

 

Did you know?

Post-it® Flags in Smaller Size, at 1/2 inch by 1 3/4 inches, are the smallest product featuring 3M's unique repositionable adhesive. Post-it® Easel Pads, at 25 by 30 1/2 inches, are the largest.

1981

Post-it® Notes are introduced into Canada and Europe.

 

Did you know?

Artist Melynda Schwier-Gierard turns Post-it® Notes into art. Using 30 different types of fold, she uses up to 60,000 1 1/2 x 2-inch Post-it® Notes to make her uniquely textured, wall-sized panels.

1990

Post-it® Notes celebrate their 10th Anniversary and are recognised as one of the top consumer brands of the decade.

 

Did you know?

It would take approximately 506,880,000 Post-it® Notes to circle the world.

1995

Post-it® Easel Pads are introduced - and it's the 15th Anniversary of Post-it® Notes.

 

Did you know?

A Post-it® Note featuring a charcoal and pastel drawing by artist RB Kitaj sold for £640 during an online auction for charity in December 2000, creating a Guinness World Record for the most valuable Post-it® Note.

2003

Post-it® Easel Pads for kids are introduced.

 

Did you know?

A 1998 workplace study showed that the average professional receives 11 Post-it® Note messages each day.

2005

Post-it® Notes celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Today there are more than 600 Post-it® Products, sold in more than 100 countries. Post-it® Notes are now available in eight standard sizes, 25 shapes and 62 colours.

 
 
 

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