3M™ Automotive Reflective Polarizer (ARP)

  • 3M Product Number ARP
  • 3M ID B5005074008

Increase brightness over a wide viewing angle

Boost efficiency by as much as 30%

Enhance picture quality

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  • Rigorously tested for automotive applications

    What makes 3M™ Automotive Reflective Polarizer stand out from comparable 3M™ Reflective Polarizers? It’s tested for durability against higher levels of cold, heat, humidity and thermal shock.

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  • Increase brightness over a wide viewing angle
  • Boost efficiency by as much as 30%
  • Enhance picture quality
  • Recycle light that would otherwise be wasted
  • Save battery life
  • Reduce thermal load

3M™ Automotive Reflective Polarizer (ARP) is a polymer-based multilayer optical film with polycarbonate laminated to both sides that manages polarization of light output in the backlight of an LCD. It is an automotive reflective polarizer film that improves polarization efficiency by transmitting one polarization state and reflecting the other, recycling light back into the system, which increases brightness over a wide viewing angle. This increase in efficiency can be used to offset thermal load and more in automotive LCD applications.

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    Energy Efficiency

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    Enhanced Picture Quality

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    Increased Brightness

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    Thermal Management

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Multilayer construction

We combine functional layers to create one powerful solution.

*Cross section representation not to scale

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  • Reuse light to your advantage

    Films with polarization control from 3M transmit the polarization of light that an LCD uses and reflect the polarization state it doesn‘t back into the backlight where it bounces and returns. Some of this light has changed polarization and is transmitted to the LCD, resulting in less wasted light and a more efficient display.

    3M™ Automotive Reflective Polarizer is a loose film versus solutions that are directly laminated to an LCD panel.

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    More sustainable screens. Possible with 3M.

    Did you know select 3M™ Automotive Reflective Polarizer products are made with recycled plastics? That means more sustainable screens are possible when you choose 3M.

    Products include:
     

    • 3M™ Dual Brightness Enhancement Film (DBEF-D2-400 AUTO), which contains up to 7% recycled plastics*
    • 3M™ Dual Brightness Enhancement Film (DBEF-D2-280 AUTO), which contains up to 11% recycled plastics*

    *Based on ISO 14021:2016, FTC Green Guides, and UL recommendations and based on June 2021-June 2022 production excluding packaging or protective liners.

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