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So Cool, People Will Want to Swipe Them

Your Design and 3M Innovation Make it the Card People Will Reach For.

Distinguish your cards and your cardholders with Card Materials Business (CMB) technologies from 3M to make them stand out from the crowd. We provide a suite of advanced technologies that let you create brilliant new designs and bold new looks, so that your cards get picked first every time.

With our product offerings, technical support, strong IP and innovative solutions, 3M is changing the card industry. Get the quality you depend on from the company you trust. The advanced materials and technologies from 3M will make your card the one everyone wants to use.

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Limitless Creativity

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Designer cards for card designers

Our Clear Card IR and Non-Metallic Foil technologies let you take your designs to a whole new level. Create a unique, fully transparent transaction card or a stunning gift card that actually changes color when held at an angle. The design possibilities are endless.

Clear Card IR Technology Details

Magnificent cards for card manufacturers

We've done the homework and put in the hours. Our materials and cards have been certified for your secured card needs, so you can hit the ground running. If you do encounter any snags, our technical experts are available to help throughout the process

Non-Metallic Foil Technology Details

Get recognized

3M Card Materials Business has developed a program to support and recognize card manufacturers who produce cards that incorporate 3M materials. 3M materials included in the program are 3M™ Non-Metallic Foil and 3M™ Clear Card IR Filter. Card manufacturers can determine which materials they want to be recognized in (NMF, Clear IR Blocker or both).


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