3M Introduces Innovative Flame Resistant Reflective Solutions

3M introduced its latest offerings in reflective solutions for workers who need flame resistant wear with the launch of 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material – 8735 Flame Resistant Transfer Film and 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material – 9740 Industrial Wash Flame Resistant Transfer Film. These two distinct products provide protection from heat, flame and arc flash hazards with the added benefit of stitchless bonding for a more efficient application process and increased design options for wearers.

Scotchlite reflective material – 8735 flame resistant transfer film and Scotchlite reflective material – 9740 industrial wash flame resistant transfer film are both NFPA 70E compliant (when applied to NFPA 70E compliant fabrics) and boast a sustained durability of up to 50 washes, enhancing the garment’s life by decreasing the need to continually purchase new workwear.  The films also offer enhanced comfort and reduced manufacturing costs, because they are laminated rather than sewn on. 

“At 3M, our goal is to not only provide quality and effective safety products, but to offer added value to those who utilize our offerings,” said Paul Maturen, marketing manager, 3M Occupational Health and Safety Division – Protective Apparel and Footwear Market Center. “Adding 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material FR Transfer Films to our existing family of reflective materials enhances manufacturer efficiency while offering creative design options for workers who need flame resistant garments.”

By allowing broader garment applications, workers can move beyond the vest to incorporate flame resistant reflective material from everyday workwear options to T-shirts, rainwear, sweatshirts and outerwear. In addition, this new product solution is suitable for lettering and numbering on fire fighting turnout garments.  The lamination process also removes the edge typically found on sewn-on products, which improves aesthetics, reduces weight and minimizes physical catch points that might lead to tearing.

3M has more than 70 years of experience in reflective technology and understands the importance of developing quality, reliable products that offer added value to both manufacturers and end users. Scotchlite reflective material – 8735 flame resistant transfer film and Scotchlite reflective material – 9740 industrial wash flame resistant transfer film are the latest example of how 3M utilizes its core technologies to meet industry needs and desires.

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