3M Company holds the original patents to window film and paint protection film. Today there are millions of square feet of 3M films installed on homes, offices, and cars throughout the world. Here is how 3M continues to differentiate its products from the rest of the industry.
The 3M Brand
3M makes over 40,000 different products. The average consumer has 300 3M products in his/her home. 3M is a 115+ year-old company that stands behind its products.
Based upon several 3M core technologies, 3M Company holds the original window film and paint protection film patents.
3M manufactures its own polyester, including patented nano-technology, microlayer, and color-stable technology films.
3M manufactures its own non-yellowing urethane from raw materials.
3M makes its own adhesives. From Scotch Tape® and Post-it® Notes to permanent construction adhesives, 3M is a world leader in adhesive technologies. The adhesives used in 3M’s films provide for fast drying, optical clarity, long-lasting bond, and simple removal.
3M has achieved the highest possible quality rating of manufacture: ISO 9002:1994.
No one knows abrasion like 3M. From sandpaper to Scotchbrite™ scouring pads, this is another category in which 3M is a worldwide leader. This expertise has also taught 3M how to protect against abrasion. With respect to window film, 3M has created an exterior layer that is six to ten times more durable than film alone. It can even hold up to fine steel wool and ammonia-based cleaners. And in the case of paint protection film, 3M’s self-healing clearcoat means you can treat the film as you would your paint. And in the event of minor scratching, the film heals itself.
3M window films block up to 99.9% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. 3M places the UV inhibitors in the film’s adhesive to stop UV light at the surface of the glass. Consequently, the adhesive does not yellow like that of the competition. In addition, many of 3M’s window films are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation.
3M films are maintenance-free. You can even clean 3M Window Films with ammonia-based products and you can treat 3M Paint Protection Film as you would treat your paint.
3M Company offers the most comprehensive window film and paint protection film warranties. Please visit our warranty page for more information.
The 3M Dealer Network
3M’s authorized dealers are factory certified and trained to help you with your window film and paint protection film needs. They are an extension of 3M Company. To locate the dealer nearest you, please click here.
3M: Continuing to Evolve and Reinvent
3M has been investing in and innovating the window film and paint protection film industries since first patenting both products. The 3M Company's continual dedication to improving the performance of these products is why 3M is the official automotive film of the Ferrari Club of America.