Technologies

Choose a technology below to see how our ideas live on, in connection with others, to help solve problems around the world.

Technologies

Choose a technology below to see how our ideas live on, in connection with others, to help solve problems around the world.

Films

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3M's engineered films serve a vast multitude of uses. One product line enhances the brightness in LCD displays while another blocks the sun from coming through windows. 3M films are used to create building-sized graphics and to prevent graffiti. Some are single-layered with humble applications and others combine hundreds of layers that are tuned to transmit or reflect specific wavelengths. Still other films provide very high barriers to oxygen and moisture, a requirement in next-generation electronic displays.

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All wrapped up

Film technology spans countless applications―one of the more visible being the material behind large-format graphics. You can see 3M’s graphic films in use everywhere, from signs to vehicle wraps. Stunning graphics, quality performance, and ease of use make this technology a top choice for individuals and companies who want to show off their personalities and make an impact.

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It starts with film

3M offers opaque, translucent, transparent, and reflective films in various materials, colors, and finishes, many of which can be digitally or screen printed using UV, latex, or solvent ink.

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On a big scale

3M’s graphic film products can even be used to wrap entire buildings, creating striking, larger-than-life experiences.

Technology Facts

  • First Application Scotch® Tape backing (1931)
  • Now Innovating Quantum Dot Enhancement Film for LCDs
  • What We’ve Done ESR (Enhanced Specular Reflector) is the most reflective film ever made, protective films for wind turbines and aerospace, architectural surface films

Technology Facts

  • Markets Architecture, Electronics, Security, Visibility, Industrial, Appliance
  • Core Products PPT, DI-NOC™, 3M™ Optical films, barrier films
  • 3M Business Unit Industrial, Consumer, Health Care, Electronics & Energy, Safety & Graphics