3M™ Prestige Series

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

For years, window films have been used to help a building’s energy efficiency and reduce fading. But with those advantages came some compromises.

3M’s Prestige Series, the ideal window film for commercial and retail applications.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

For years, window films have been used to help a building’s energy efficiency and reduce fading. But with those advantages came some compromises.

3M’s Prestige Series, the ideal window film for commercial and retail applications.

 

STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE, METALLIC FILMS CAN'T MATCH.

Until recently, most window films that rejected heat were tinted dark, used metal or were highly reflective. Over the years various other companies have tried to create a clear window film with mixed results. While they were able to achieve improved performance, their drawbacks made them unacceptable for certain buildings.

Because these films used metal, they were susceptible to corrosion, especially in coastal environments, and interfered with mobile phone reception. Because the Prestige Series has no metals, they are the first films to offer a variety of selections that eliminate these problems and perform to the industry’s highest standards. With Prestige Series, potential customers will be able to see your merchandise clearly, and you can use your window displays to full advantage.

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Superior heat rejection throughout the day.


For most companies, there are two primary reasons for installing window films: rejecting heat to increase comfort and lowering energy costs, as well as fade protection for furnishings from damaging UV rays. Our films do both remarkably well.

To measure, we use Total Solar Energy Rejected — On Angle. This test proves that our films are unsurpassed throughout the day, especially during the hottest times when you need the help most. So, when the sun is working hardest, our films are performing their best.

While some films claim similar performance, the fact is that their performance is only similar when tested perpendicular to the sun, which only can happen at the relatively cool times of sunrise and sunset. Our spectrally-selective films reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared light to help keep your building cool and lower your energy bills.

3M Window Films are designed to reduce the effects of solar heat and visible light on your furnishings and will block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which are the single largest cause of fading. While no film can stop fading completely, our films dramatically slow the progress of fading to keep your building and merchandise looking beautiful.

The total solar energy rejected — on angle test


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Angle Test

All window films are tested perpendicular to the window.

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Angle Test

Prestige Series Films are also tested and perform best when the sun is high at the hottest parts of the day.

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Daylighting is a bright idea.

By letting natural light complement or replace artificial light in your building you can enjoy tremendous advantages. The most obvious being lower energy costs for lighting. Daylighted spaces can also demand higher lease prices and experience less turnover because occupants of daylighted spaces can be more productive and satisfied with their work. With these films, you can enjoy all the advantages of bringing light into your building with none of the disadvantages.
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Optically clear. Technically Superior.

Creating a clear window film with all these advantages wasn’t easy. It required the development of nano-technology in the laboratories of 3M. Nano-technology works with materials that are over a thousand times smaller than the width of a hair. This expertise allows us to create a window film with hundreds of layers that is less than the thickness of a Post-it® Note. It has allowed us to create a film that delivers the highest performance possible without metal, which may corrode and look reflective.
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Reflectivity that’s actually lower than glass.

One of the major drawbacks of traditional window films is that they tend to act like mirrors. From the inside, traditional window films make it difficult to see outside, especially at night when interior lights are on. This collection of four window films have substantially reduced reflectivity. This premium line offers two styles of window film that actually have less interior reflectivity than the glass they cover. The other styles have interior reflectivity that is just 1% greater than glass. So, from the inside at night, you can see the outside world clearly. Reduced reflectivity will also enable potential customers to clearly see merchandise inside retail locations, while businesses protect their products from the sun and heat.
PRESTIGE BENEFITS

With Prestige Series, your home’s exterior stays beautiful and from the interior, your view is as clear as your original window.

  • High visible light transmission providing excellent aesthetics
  • Up to 97% infrared rejection providing energy savings and enhanced comfort**
  • Low interior and exterior reflectivity enhances views while maintaining exterior appearance
  • Non-metalized film with no signal interference and no chance for corrosion
  • Helps extend the life of furnishings by significantly reducing harmful UV rays, the largest cause of fading
  • The Prestige Series can become carbon negative in as short as 6 months from install*
  • Comprehensive warranty from 3M
* Based on emission calculations performed in compliance with the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard (2011), third party assured by Quality Associates incorporated and energy savings calculation completed by CONSOL Energy. Contact 3M for details.
**IR Rejection as measured from 900–1000 nm

How It Compares - Prestige Series

4=Best 3=Better 2=Good 1=Fair

**In comparison to other 3M™ Sun Control Window Films

Visible Light Transmission
Low Reflection

Infrared Rejection

How It Compares - Prestige Series

4=Best 3=Better 2=Good 1=Fair

**In comparison to other 3M™ Sun Control Window Films

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EXTERIOR BENEFITS

With Prestige Series, your building's exterior stays beautiful and from the interior, your view is as clear as your original window.

  • Non-metalized exterior applied film with no chance of corrosion, no need to edge seal*, and no signal interference
  • High visual light transmission providing excellent aesthetics
  • Up to 97% infrared rejection providing energy savings and enhanced comfort**
  • Low interior and exterior reflectivity enhances views while maintaining exterior appearance
  • Helps extend the life of furnishings by significantly reducing harmful UV rays, the largest cause of fading
  • The Prestige Exterior Series can become carbon negative in as short as 6 months from install***
  • Comprehensive warranty from 3M
*Edge sealing required if water can pool at the edge of the film
**IR Rejection as measured from 900–1000 nm
***Based on emission calculations performed in compliance with the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard (2011), third party assured by Quality Associates Incorporated, and energy savings calculation completed by CONSOL Energy. Contact 3M for details.

Before & After Comparison

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Before (Clear Glass) vs After (3M™ Prestige Exterior)

How It Compares - Prestige Series

4=Best 3=Better 2=Good 1=Fair

**In comparison to other 3M™ Sun Control Window Films


Interior Films Available

PR40PR50PR60PR70

Exterior Films Available

PR Exterior 40PR Exterior 70PR Exterior 90

Widths Available

36"48"60"72"
*48" interior only
*PR Exterior 90 not available in 72" width
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