November 14, 2008

3M Window Films Achieve National Fenestration Rating Council Certification

3M announced today that the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has certified a range of the company's window films. These films include 3M's metal-free Prestige Series, which blocks 66% of the sun's heat streaming through windows and 99.9 percent of the ultraviolet rays. NFRC certification affirms 3M's films meet rigid energy performance factors for windows and doors and for attachment systems. Information about NFRC's labeling program can be found at

"Affirmation of the quality of 3M Window Films is one of the things customers seek at a time when ways to increase commercial and residential energy savings are top of mind for consumers," said Michael Hassenauer, 3M Window Film.

One way to obtain these energy savings is to apply 3M Sun Control Window Film to glass panels, either commercial or residential. Besides Prestige Series, other NFRC certified 3M window films include families of:

-- Amber Sun Control Films

-- Neutral Sun Control Films

-- Silver Sun Control Films

-- Ultra Safety/Security and Sun Control Films

3M invented window films in 1966 and since that time has called on the company's proprietary multilayer, adhesives and processing technologies to continuously improve and build a host of window films that meet the ongoing needs of today's homeowner. More information can be found at In recognition of 3M's commitment to the environment, the company has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight years that tracks the performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.

About 3M

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms - often in combination - to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 79,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit