3M™ Visible-light Reflective Polarizer (VRP)

  • 3M Product Number VRP
  • 3M ID B5005074011

Boost efficiency by as much as 30%

Enhance picture quality and contrast

Reduce thermal load

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  • Rigorously tested for automotive applications
    What makes 3M™ Visible-light 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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  • Boost efficiency by as much as 30%
  • Enhance picture quality and contrast
  • Reduce thermal load
  • Increase brightness over a wide viewing angle
  • Recycle light that would otherwise be wasted
  • Reflect half of visible light (incorrect polarization)
  • Transmit half of visible light (correct polarization)
  • Help extend life of head-up display (HUD) components

3M™ Visible-light Reflective Polarizer (VRP) is a polymer-based multilayer optical film with an optically clear adhesive. 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 battery consumption and more in LCD applications. This film is used in head-up display (HUD) applications, specifically the picture-generating unit (PGU), to provide high brightness for the projected image while reducing undesired visible light sources projected back to the PGU through the HUD assembly.

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    Energy Efficiency

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    Enhanced Picture Quality

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    Solar Protection

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Multilayer construction with optically clear adhesives

We combine functional layers to create one powerful solution.

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  • Graphic showing 3M™ Visible-light Reflective Polarizer transmits the correct polarization of light and reflects the incorrect polarization away from critical areas of the HUD.
  • Help protect critical HUD components from the sun without sacrificing picture quality

    3M™ Visible-light Reflective Polarizer transmits the correct polarization of light and reflects the incorrect polarization away from critical areas of the HUD. Depending on placement, it can help reduce solar and LED heat around the PGU, helping components last longer. Enjoy these benefits alongside higher efficiency and contrast enabled by 3M polarization control.

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    3M™ Visible-light Reflective Polarizer (VRP)
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eClass 14 Classification Group 24210501