4 Reasons to Love 3M Dichroic Film

17 February 2020 / By Alexandrea Stiller
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4 Reasons to Love 3M Dichroic Film

It’s been 50 years since the very first window films hit the market, and glass film has come a long way since then. Decorative film improves design, gradient film adds privacy, and solar control film keeps out heat. As the industry grows, new products keep emerging, and sometimes they truly amaze – like 3M Dichroic Film.

3M Dichroic Film shimmers, shifts colors and captivates the eye. It makes glass change colors from different angles and lighting conditions. For an unforgettable impression, dichroic film is hard to beat. A typical conference room is transformed into a unique experiential environment. Due to its color-shifting nature, each project is a new experience with every encounter.

Dichroic glass film’s stunning appearance is undeniably powerful. Yet, that’s not the only reason you’ll want to use it in your future projects. In this blog post, you’ll find everything you need to know about 3M Dichroic Film and why it’s an incredible addition to any space.

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What is 3M Dichroic Film?

3M Dichroic Film is a glass film that changes color depending on the viewer’s angle and lighting. How does dichroic film work? The answer is 3M’s multi-layer optical film technology. The effect comes from the difference between the reflected colors and the colors in transmission. Too much jargon? It’s some high-tech magic from 3M.

Now that you know more about what we’re talking about, why are we so in awe and think you should be too?

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Why You’ll Love 3M Dichroic Film


1. It looks stunning

We’re not exaggerating. It’s a beautiful solution for commercial and residential projects. But it’s also been showcased in award winning interior design projects around the world. Inspiring designs include the Urban Tree Lounge during 2016 Milan Design Week and the Museum at Prairiefire. The Fish Icon Sculpture, which won a 2017 Glass Magazine Award for Most Innovative Decorative Glass Project also featured dichroic. It’s not just another architectural finish. Dichroic film can turn any project into a work of art.

2. It’s a perfect addition to a modern environmental branding strategy

Creating a branded experience is central to modern workspace design. TikTok showcases this in their new offices in Los Angeles, opened in January 2020. When designing their workspace, they wanted to “embody TikTok’s fun and joyful personality.” Metropolitan West helped them achieve this by installing 3M Dichroic Film to create a playful experience in individual offices. The design features a multi-sized stripe design of Blaze and Chill Dichroic Films.

3. It’s cost-effective

Dichroic glass looks amazing but can be a pricey addition to your project. On the other hand, dichroic glass film is a cost-effective alternative that delivers the same effect.

4. It’s flexible and versatile

3M Dichroic Film can be printed, patterned, cut, bent, or combined with different types of glass or interlayer adhesives. It applies easily to many different surfaces, including partition walls, shower doors, furniture and artistic glass.

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Interested in 3M Dichroic Film?

Metropolitan West has partnered with 3M to bring you dichroic glass film.  For over 25 years we’ve been creating beautiful office environments for clients that include Fortune 500 companies. MetWest combines quality products with innovative solutions for even the most complex projects.

Contact us today and let’s talk about your dichroic film project. We’re looking forward to working with you!

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