3M Dichroic Glass Finishes

Value Engineered


Versatile – Replaceable – Cleanable – Multi-Layer Polymeric


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Glass doesn’t need to be clear and colorless. That’s why the glazing industry introduced dichroic architectural glass many years ago. It changes color when viewed at different angles.

Yet the technology that makes color change possible ultimately makes dichroic glass cost prohibitive. Enter 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes.

3M’s value-engineered dichroic film installed on clear glass (new or existing, inside or outside) duplicates the look of dichroic glass at a fraction of the price of the real thing – usually 10% ($15 PSF of film vs. $150 PSF of glass). That spells significant cost savings and resources left over to devote to other areas of a project.

3M manufactures two different dichroic films that are warrantied for up to seven (7) years*.

  • DF-PA Blaze: Simulates dichroic glass by shifting colors in the warm tones of cyan/blue/magenta and red/gold color regions of the spectrum.
  • DF-PA Chill: Simulates dichroic glass by shifting colors in the cool tones of blue/magenta/yellow and gold/blue color regions of the spectrum.
Apply to nearly any glass surface. Common installation sites include:
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Entrances
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Doors
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Ceilings
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Balconies
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Windows
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Staircases
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Partitions
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Corridors
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LEEDv4 Credits

3M Dichroic Glass Finishes are a component of LEED Sustainable Design. Here are some options for obtaining LEED credits. (Please note that each application is different. It is the sole responsibility of the end-user to evaluate and determine whether LEED credits can be acquired.)




3M Dichroic Product Line
Blaze Simulate dichroic glass by shifting colors in the warm tones of cyan/blue/magenta and red/gold color regions of the spectrum. Product Catalog Technical Data Sheet Architectural Specification
Chill Simulate dichroic glass by shifting colors in the cool tones of blue/magenta/yellow and gold/blue color regions of the spectrum. Product Catalog Technical Data Sheet Architectural Specification

Dichroic Case Study​


Challenge

Identify and implement unique design solutions that create spaces that spark children’s learning through play.

Benefits

High-end and unique aesthetic, easy application and versatile applications including shading fins, balustrades, exterior glass and furniture.

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Ready for Installation?



Although you can purchase 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes for your DIY application, we recommend contacting a 3M Authorized Dichroic Glass Finishes Dealer who can provide a professional and 3M-certified installation for your application.

If you’re not ready for installation yet or have additional questions, please book a 15-minute consultation with us.

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*Please see warranty for specific terms and conditions.