Vehicle body exterior

Thermal Management Solutions for Glass


More Light. Less Heat.

As a major goal of successful automotive design, light without heat comes even more clearly into view. 3M delivers with Multi-layer Optical Film technology that reflects infrared without significantly reducing visible light. That means your designs can truly befit the next generation of vehicles, featuring bright, panoramic, comfortable cabin experiences with wide windshields and large glass roof panels. We also produce films in a variety of complex shapes and tints ideal for sunroof designs, and we provide solutions to help reduce the need for extra air conditioning and the resulting drag on fuel efficiency.

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    Solar Films

    This neutral-colored, conformable film is compatible with polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and many other laminated glass interlayer adhesives. It is ideal for windshields, sunroofs, backlites, sidelites and nearly any other place you can design glass into the vehicle. This solar reflecting film is non-metallic, so it won’t interfere with signals from electronic devices such GPS, toll road transponders and cell phones.

Need Help Finding the Right Solution?

3M is constantly working to meet the evolving challenges of automotive OEM and Tier suppliers worldwide. If you need help finding an existing solution or would like to talk about specific ideas you’re working on, get in touch with us.