Where Can You Apply Dichroic Film?

3M Dichroic Glass Finishes applied to an escalator.3M Dichroic Glass Finishes applied to an escalator.

For centuries, architects have used clear glass for its aesthetics. Although clear glass is aesthetically pleasing, sometimes a space calls for more color. Adding a visual element to your property can refresh the design and redefine the atmosphere. Even though there are many ways to do this, dichroic glass film is a unique way to bring color into a space. It adheres to glass, offering an artistic look as it changes color when viewed from different angles. Dichroic film mimics the appearance of more expensive dichroic architectural glass for a fraction of the cost. Plus, it’s easy to install and more sustainable, as it doesn’t require glass replacement. A 3M Authorized Dealer can quickly apply the film to your existing glass surfaces, turning traditional glass into a visual spectacle.

3M Dichroic Glass Finishes apply to various indoor glass substrates, including the interior surface of exterior-facing windows and walls, making them an excellent option for any commercial building. 

Common Applications of Dichroic Film

From creating colorful storefronts to breathing new life into office buildings, popular dichroic glass film applications include:

  • Entrances
  • Balconies
  • Ceilings
  • Staircases
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Corridors
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Lobbies 
  • Conference Rooms 
  • Partitions

With dichroic film, plain, dull interiors are a thing of the past. Add visual intrigue with color-shifting film that inspires and motivates. Using dichroic film in your space can attract more visitors, improve employee satisfaction, and enhance aesthetics.

Although the primary purpose of dichroic film is to contribute to design appeal, this product also offers some sun control properties. It reflects up to 25% of solar heat and 97% of the sun’s damaging UV rays.

Two Main Shades: Blaze & Chill

There are two shades of 3M Dichroic Finishes, each beautiful but different:  

  • Blaze: Mimics dichroic architectural glass by shifting colors in warm tones of cyan/blue/magenta in transmission and red/gold in reflection.
  • Chill: Mimics dichroic architectural glass by shifting colors in cool tones of blue/magenta/yellow in transmission and gold/blue/green in reflection. 

Blaze offers up to 77% visual light transmittance, permitting a healthy portion of natural light into your space. Conversely, Chill transmits only 17% of light, making it an effective solution for reducing glare and adding subtle privacy.

Each type of dichroic film comes with an up to seven-year warranty, so you know you’re investing in a high-quality, long-lasting product. In addition, the film’s scratch-resistant, hard-coated surface layer helps maintain a pristine appearance during normal use.

Give Your Space a Unique Look 

Are you ready to elevate your space with 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes? Reach out to Energy Products Distribution today to speak with a window film expert and receive a free quote. Add color, enhance aesthetics, and transform your space with dichroic film.

energy products distribution (EPD) Logo DarkGrey
Energy Products Distribution (EPD) offers a tremendous breadth of 3M window film solutions and architectural finishes to architects, property managers, schools, energy service companies, and more. From improved energy efficiency and enhanced aesthetics to increased safety and security, EPD provides a product to meet the needs of your space. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of window film.