- Creates patterned metallic appearance for interior automotive trim parts
- Fine relief creates slightly raised “touchable” texture that holds even after elongation
- Film technology incorporates real metal for authenticity, resulting in an authentic appearance and feel of metal
- Excellent elongating properties – film wraps around components for additional protection
- Dual Vacuum Thermoforming (DVT) application helps ensure consistency across complex shapes
- Versatile color and gloss tuning for a variety of design objectives
- Change the finish easily to differentiate trim levels
- Textures and colors can be combined to create a wide variety of finishes
- Custom finishes are developed jointly between 3M and OEM design studios for specific models
3M™ Interior Trim Film - Relief Metal Series is a series of versatile films designed to create slightly raised, textured metallic patterns on interior automotive trim and components. Film features a 300% elongation property for maximum coverage and protection across parting lines. The films are applied using DVT, and metallic textured film technology incorporates real metals for authenticity.
3M films help create an impactful inside-the-vehicle brand image
The Look of Real Metal with Added Dimension for OEM Automotive Interiors
3M™ Interior Trim Film - Relief Metal Series is a versatile and efficient method for creating truly distinctive automotive interiors. 3M achieves this authentic look of metal by including metal in the film formulation — nearly as close as you can get to real metal, without the added weight and expense. This film features slightly raised patterns that maintain this metallic look while also providing a "touchable" feel to the component that adds dimension and depth to its appearance. In most cases, this film is supplied in custom finishes developed jointly between 3M and the individual OEM design studio. Automotive OEM designers can specify films for a range of metals including stainless steel and aluminum, and a tremendous variety of relief textures and patterns for singular model and brand differentiation. The film can also be easily tuned for gloss and color to meet precise design specifications.
Metallic textured film technology incorporates real metals for authenticity
This interior automotive film features excellent tensile strength and deep draw capabilities — it has an elongation property of 300% at forming temperatures. This makes it suitable for stretching tightly around components for conformability, coverage and protection even across parting lines without compromising relief textures. The film is applied using Dual Vacuum Thermoforming (DVT), which makes for consistent, precisely conformed texture even across complex geometries.
Real metal within the film results in an authentic appearance and feel of metals
About Our Interior Trim Films
3M™ Interior Trim Films are part of a global portfolio of engineered solutions for automotive manufacturers, including research and development, application engineering and manufacturing support. These films help create an impactful inside-the-vehicle brand image, from luxurious to sporty, through a wide range of colors, patterns and textures. Like all products from the 3M Automotive OEM Division, these interior trim films — including the Relief Metal Series — simplify manufacturing, streamline and sharpen design effectiveness, and meet or exceed OEM specifications.