3M Solar Control

3M is a leading manufacturer in solar window films. 3M’s extensive range includes Prestige, Night Vision, and Low-Energy Films which, can help you reduce your energy bill.

3M Solar Films can be applied to windows in offices, schools, hospitals and government buildings to help overcome the problems associated with solar heat gain.

Energy costs typically represent 30% of a building’s annual budget. Rising energy bills and the introduction of carbon reduction targets, have focused building owners on finding ways to reduce their energy bills. Within commercial and public buildings, these energy costs are often driven by HVAC costs, as it costs 3 to 4 times more to cool a building by 1 degree Celsius than to heat it.


Products and technical spec

Product Visible Light Transmitted Visible Light Reflected Total Solar Energy Rejected Heat Gain Reduction UV Rejection Glare Reduction
Neutral 35 36 18% 56% - 99% 66% Enquire now
Nickel 50 24 23% 56% - 99% 66% Enquire now
Silver 20 17 58% 77% - 99% 77% Enquire now
Silver 35 35 40% 64% - 99% 64% Enquire now

Figures above are for single pane clear glass. Please download the PDF below for detailed performance information.

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3M Window films are installed using a water and soap solution. Full adhesion is reached after approximately 20 days at 18°C (in dry conditions).


3M Window films may be cleaned 30 days after installation using ordinary window cleaning agents and avoiding the use of abrasive products. Do not use rough sponges, cloths or brushes. Synthetic sponges, soft wipes or rubber squeegee cleaners are recommend.

Key points

  • Reduce solar heat gain
  • Reduce air conditioning costs