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    Stand out in carbon black

    September 08, 2017
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    Stand out in carbon black

    Scientists at 3M have created a new high performance reflective material that is a rich black by day but shines bright when illuminated at night.

    Stand out in carbon black

    Scientists at 3M have created a new high performance reflective material that is a rich black by day but shines bright when illuminated at night.

    Taking a holistic approach to workplace safety

    Scientists at 3M have created a new high performance reflective material that is a rich black by day but shines bright when illuminated at night.

    • 3M™ Scotchlite™ C790 Carbon Black Stretch Transfer Film can be used by designers to create stylish activewear that delivers vibrant reflective brightness in the dark as well as in low light conditions to keep the wearer safe when walking, running or cycling.

      The vivid reflective brightness is durable through wear, stretch and washing and can be attached to a wide variety of garments without affecting design or quality.

      Unlike traditional silver reflective materials that apply a thin layer of colour on top of glass beads, 3M’s unique carbon black technology makes the colour inherent to the material’s construction.

      “Designers of active apparel no longer have to compromise when they want a high performing, on-trend reflective material,” said Ryan Gallagher, global market development manager for 3M’s Personal Safety Division. “C790 carbon black transfer film is the deepest black and highest stretch reflective material we’ve ever made, meaning designers now have a single material that can blend in, stand out and move with any active pursuit or dynamic lifestyle.”

      The material is suitable for a wide range of applications on garments worn for training, running, cycling and motorsports.



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