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3M™ Reflective Material

3M™ Reflective Materials are composed of wide angle, exposed retroreflective lenses bonded with a special polymer layer. In plain terms, microscopic glass spheres acting like mirrors are glued, with abrasion & wash resistant adhesive, to various materials that we can apply to apparel. The spherical shape of the lenses bounce light back towards the the viewer in a prism-like fashion. The effect is that the material "glows" when viewed from an angle close to a light source. The most common light source being your vehicles headlights. This means that more light is sent back towards the viewer, even if the person wearing the safety apparel is turned away.

Reflective Apparel Factory manufactures with a variety of fabric's that require different 3M™ Reflective Material solutions. Transfer films have adhesive backing that can be readily applied to a t-shirt. Unfortunately, the mesh fabric of a lightweight vest has holes and needs to have a reflective material already affixed to a solid fabric backing that is sewn onto the garment.

3M™ Manufactures their reflective material by series number. You may notice slighty different, but similar material numbers due to advances in material releases. For example: to combat low quality knock-off material being sold under their name, 3M™ has begun to laser mark their material with a "holographic" 3M watermark. 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 8710 Silver Transfer Film and 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 8712 Silver Transfer Film are virtually identical, except the latter is marked.

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3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material Series 5500 Comfort Trim

This series of segmented transfer film is extra-durable, breathable, and flexible. This premium material is applied to shirts to create the most comfortable experience while maintaining ANSI compliance.

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3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 8710 Silver Transfer Film

This series transfer film is heat applied to our typical safety shirts.

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3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 8906 Silver Fabric Trim

This series of fabric backed trim is sewn onto our safety jackets and safety vests.

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3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 8910 Silver Fabric

This series of fabric backed material is cut and sewn onto our safety jackets and safety vests.

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3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 8935 Silver Industrial Wash Flame Resistant Fabric

This series of Fire Resistant fabric backed material is FR Certified and sewn onto our safety jackets and vests intended to be used in an environment requiring FR safety.

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Safety Raincoat: Reversible Mid-Length Hi Vis Jacket: Lime
Safety Raincoat: Reversible Mid-Length Hi Vis Jacket: Lime
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The VEA-449 Reversible ANSI Waterproof Mid-Length Raincoat has a Hi-Vis Lime Class 3 side and a...

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