Overview: At 3M Architectural Markets, our watchwords are Innovate, Inspire and Inform.
We are all about innovating beautiful yet practical products that meet the diverse needs of designers, architects, building owners and operators, contractors and other professionals.
We seek to inspire all of these stakeholders to create attractive, dynamic, enduring exteriors and interiors using materials that are as environmentally friendly as possible.
And behind it all, 3M supports our customers with the information and technology they need to achieve their desired vision.
Our 3M&153; DI-NOC&153; Architectural Finishes mimic the aesthetics of natural and other materials at a fraction of the price.
3M&@`53; Fasara™ Glass Finishes & Crystal Glass Finishes provide the look, privacy and translucency of etched, sandblasted or otherwise textured glass – at a price point that makes it an attractive alternative to etched and sandblasted glass.
And when it comes to lighting, in the future 3M™ Lighting Solutions will be on the leading edge when it comes to energy savings, safety, ease of installation and, above all, exciting, cutting-edge aesthetics.
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3M Comply Adhesive Technology makes application easy‚ fast‚ and bubble-free. Over 500 designs to choose from‚ resembling surfaces from natural to faux.
For renovations: Lightweight and self-adhering‚ DI-NOC architectural finishes can be applied in situ to the existing substrate‚ reducing labor and material cost compared to natural materials. With DI-NOC products‚ you create a whole new look‚ quickly and inexpensively. But not at the expense of aesthetics‚ thanks to its uncanny resemblance to natural materials.
For new construction: Perhaps you prefer the authenticity of real wood‚ metal or stone. That’s only natural. Use them for select areas. Specify DI-NOC architectural finishes everywhere else. You’ll get cost savings‚ speed of application‚ durability – and still maintain the aesthetic look you desire.
Aesthetics: DI-NOC architectural finishes resemble natural materials and other types of surfaces to an astonishing degree. They deliver the look you want‚ at the price you need.
Easy application: 3M Comply Adhesive Technology is repositionable and virtually eliminates bubbles‚ simplifying and speeding application. And now‚ new 3M Wall Panels come with our DI-NOC finish pre-applied‚ and goes up using standard z-bar or z-clip attachment mechanisms‚ saving even more time in the field.
Aesthetics: Our decorative glass and window films transform plain glass, capturing the look of cut or texturized glass to an astonishing degree at a fraction of the price.
Flexible: Fasara Glass Finishes allow you to tailor the amount of privacy a space possesses. Use Fasara glass finishes monolithically to create serene "ricepaper wall" effects, or die-cut or layer the films to create exciting, dynamic effects.
Easy application: 3M expertise in adhesives ensures you of fast, accurate, beautiful and durable application to a variety of glass substrates.
Materials: Constructed from durable and flexible polyester materials.
Dusted and frosted designs provide the look of sandblasted or etched glass, at a fraction of the cost. Digital printing on dusted materials offers both customization and personalization options.
These permanent, pressure-sensitive films have a transparent synthetic liner for easy cutting. They are available in a dusted crystal finish in translucent white (2 mil) or translucent frosted crystal finish (3.8 mil) in five colors.
Technology: 3M Custom Formed Reflectors increase the optical efficiency of your light fixtures by using precise specular mirror optics to raise the lumen output. These proprietary, polymeric-based reflectors are non-conductive, are corrosion free, and achieve up to 98% in reflectivity – a unique claim in this industry.
Aesthetics: With 3M Custom Formed Reflectors, you’ll see up to a 30% brighter output. You design the light to go exactly where you want it – and you can trust that the true color will be reflected.
Flexibility: Each reflector is custom-designed to your specifications for a variety of light control options. Their free-form optical design provides highly efficient reflectors that allow you to use indirect lighting to cut down on glare.
The 3M Sunlight Delivery System actively tracks, captures and distributes the sun’s natural, full-visible-spectrum light.
Our proprietary, polymeric "mirror" film provides more than 99% luminous reflectivity and transports sunlight in both vertical and horizontal paths. This unique technology keeps brightness strong through multiple reflections and enables sunlight to penetrate deep into a building’s interior, from the top floors to the lowest levels.
The system is designed to reduce energy consumption and minimize heat gain and loss. It minimizes glare and eliminates the type of "hot spots" caused by direct sunlight through a window or skylight.
3M Specular Film on Metal delivers more light, farther, with truer colors and superior aesthetics compared to enhanced silver coated reflective aluminum (ESA). The reason: it possesses more reflectivity, both total and – even more important — specular.
Delivers the same amount of light up to 250%* farther
The physics of light transfer efficiency (LTE) mean that even a seemingly small increase in specular reflectivity - even just 2% more – enables daylight to travel much farther down a tube with less light loss.
3M specular film on metal allows equal light levels to travel up to 250% farther versus silver coated reflective aluminum.
Based on a 10" diameter x 10' in length light tube with an incidence sun angle of 25 degrees from the horizon.