3M is a pioneer in developing the science behind retroreflection and has been advancing the technology in new and groundbreaking ways for over 70 years. We continue to make advancements in reflective material innovations and play a longstanding role in on-the-job safety. Our products are proven to be bright, durable and high quality, with worldwide technical, marketing and lab support.
Retroreflectivity helps the eye perceive objects in low-light conditions when illuminated by a light source. In more scientific terms, retroreflection occurs when light rays are returned in the direction from which they came. Retroreflective materials appear brightest to an observer located near the original light source. Since very little light is scattered when the light is returned, retroreflective materials enhance the contrast of the wearer for an observer located near the original light source.
3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 5410 Diamond Mesh Trim is a revolutionary leap in performance and design, delivering compliant visibility with comfort, breathability and durability. Created with a patent-pending 3M cut & spread technology, the interstitial weeding process and related waste is eliminated to create a resource-efficient, lower-cost trim.
Introducing C790 Carbon Black Stretch Transfer Film from 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material – The deepest black and highest stretch reflective material we’ve ever made, with the brightness you’ve come to expect from Scotchlite reflective material.
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Introducing Carbon Black Reflective
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Supporting a variety of industries including construction, mining, oil & gas, fire and consumer sports active, requires meeting a variety of unique demands. We have developed one of the most extensive product lines available globally today: including Home Wash, Industrial Wash and FR. With over 40 products, featuring beaded and prismatic technologies, you are certain to find the product you need for your application.