Products & Services
The 3M Guin manufacturing plant is a unit of 3M’s Traffic Safety Systems (TSS) Division. TSS develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of reflective safety products for the highway signing, pavement marking, vehicle registration and commercial transportation markets. 3M has been the world leader in reflective technologies since introducing the first generation of reflective sign sheeting in 1939.
The most widely recognized product manufactured in Guin is 3M Reflective Sheeting. An adhesive-backed film, 3M sheeting’s surface is embedded with tiny glass beads to reflect light back to the drivers’ eyes. It is used throughout the world on traffic signs for the Traffic Safety Systems Division and vehicle markings for the Commercial Graphics Division to improve visibility.
In addition to reflective sheeting, 3M Guin manufactures a wide range of preformed pavement marking tapes to mark traffic lanes on roadways. Marketed under the Stamark™ brand name, there are a variety of product grades designed for durable highway and urban uses.
3M Guin also produces microscopic glass bubbles, an extremely lightweight specialty additive used to provide bulk and strength to finished goods. Glass bubbles are marketed by the Energy and Advanced Materials Division.
Another product made at 3M Guin is rear projection screens. They’re used for active display in markets around the world and are marketed by the Projection Systems Department.