WHY 3MMarch 18, 2019
3M Company holds the original window film patent from 1966 and continues to differentiate its products from those offered by its competitors. Today there are millions of square feet of 3M window films installed throughout the world.
The 3M Brand
3M makes over 40,000 different products. The average consumer has 300 3M products in his/her home.
Based upon several 3M core technologies, 3M Company holds the original window film patent.
3M manufactures its own polyester, including patented nano-technology, microlayer, and color-stable technology film.
3M makes its own adhesives. From Scotch Tape® and Post-it® Notes to permanent construction adhesives, 3M is a world leader in adhesive technologies. The adhesives we use with our films provide a unique combination of fast drying, optical clarity, long-lasting bond and simple removal.
No one knows abrasion like 3M. From sandpaper to Scotchbrite™ scouring pads, this is another category in which 3M is a worldwide leader. This expertise has also taught us how to protect against abrasion. So to protect the film and your windows from scratches, we’ve created an exterior layer that is six to ten times more durable than film alone. It can even hold up to fine steel wool and ammonia-based cleaners.
3M window films block up to 99.9% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. 3M places the UV inhibitors in the film’s adhesive to stop UV light at the surface of the glass. Consequently, the adhesive does not yellow like that of the competition. In addition, many of 3M’s window films are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation.
3M has achieved the highest possible quality rating of manufacture: ISO 9002:1994.
3M window films are maintenance-free. You can even clean them with ammonia-based products.
Only 3M Company offers the most comprehensive industry warranty with no monetary limits of recourse. Please review all terms and conditions.
The 3M Dealer Network
3M’s authorized dealers are available to help solve problems like excessive glare and fabric fade. They are skilled solutions providers for glass efficiency, safety, security, comfort, and privacy. To locate the dealer nearest you, please click here.