3M™’s Night Vision Films Revolutionize the Industry

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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, June 27, 2002 – 3M™ has introduced an innovative new line of window films called Scotchtint™ Night Vision. The innovative new line combines excellent sun control, reduced glare, enhanced clarity, and low reflectivity, especially at night.

“Often, films with the most sun control and glare-reduction capabilities are the ones that are the most internally reflective, making them difficult to see through, especially at night,” said Rochelle Knops, 3M™ marketing and sales coordinator. “Night Vision film blocks solar heat by up to 59 percent, blocks 99 percent of damaging UV rays, and reduces glare by 72 percent, one of the top performance records in the industry. Moreover, night vision’s interior reflectivity is significantly lower than competing films, allowing for more natural light in the room and a better view to the outside.”

3M™ developed night vision film with a proprietary technology that maximizes sun control capabilities while toning down the reflectivity to allow for clear, unobstructed views. The same technology also makes the film color-stable, significantly reducing the fading that often affects dyed films.

An important feature of Night Vision film is its natural color. “Unlike some window films that cast bluish-gray tones into the room, the Night Vision line invites warm, natural light into a room, enhancing its ambience,” Knops said. “We think homeowners, especially in hot, sunny climates, will enjoy the many advantages that Night Vision film has to offer over other sun-control options, such as highly-reflective films, heavy draperies, or blinds. And with the ability to significantly block the amount of heat that is transmitted through windows, Night Vision film makes homes more comfortable and reduces air conditioning costs at the same time. That’s why this film offers a truly practical and beautiful design solution for many residences.”

The new line comes in a range of shades, and it can be installed on double-pane windows. The Night Vision film technology keeps double-pane windows cooler, making it possible to install the film on almost any window in a home. As with other 3M™ residential window films, the Night Vision film carries a limited lifetime warranty for as long as the buyer lives in a home.