3M Window Film Innovation Shields Drivers and Their Valuables

  3M Window Film Innovation Shields Drivers and Their Valuables

 New 3M™ Scotchshield™ Automotive Security Films Provide a Powerful Deterrent
                            to Smash-n-Grab Theft

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- March 25, 2013

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), an auto theft occurs
every 33 seconds in the U.S. That’s roughly 1 million vehicles each year that
wind up in the hands of thieves at a cost of nearly $6.4 billion.^1 Today, 3M
is making it easier for drivers to add an extra layer of protection to
vulnerable vehicles with the launch of their new 3M™ Scotchshield™ Automotive
Security Films.

This car window has been shattered in the center. 3M Scotchshield Automotive
Window Film holds the g ...

This car window has been shattered in the center. 3M Scotchshield Automotive
Window Film holds the glass in place, increasing the amount of time and effort
it takes a thief to enter your vehicle. (Photo: 3M)

Skilled car thieves can require as few as three seconds to break into a car.
3M™ Scotchshield™ Automotive Security Films are designed to keep glass in
place upon breakage, and have undergone rigorous testing to confirm that they
will hold windows together and slow down a thief attempting to enter one’s

Karen Martin, Automotive Marketing Supervisor for the US said,
“3M™Scotchshield™Automotive Security Films are a great addition to our
Automotive Window Film line where customers need theft or damage protection
and will also receive the added benefit of solar heat rejection.”

In addition to its security benefits, 3M™ Scotchshield™ Automotive Security
Films provide the same outstanding UV protection and other privacy benefits
for which 3M films are renowned, including:

  *Rejection of up to 46% of the total solar energy coming through windows,
    providing protection from the sun’s heat and harmful ultraviolet rays
  *Increased privacy by shading windows from the sun and prying eyes.
  *Non-metallized construction that won’t interfere with mobile phone, GPS or
    satellite radio reception.
  *Blockage of 99% of UV light and a total Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of up
    to 1000.
  *Significant glare reduction from blinding sunlight, allowing drivers to
    see better and concentrate more on the road.
  *A variety of tint levels to meet drivers’ needs (from 5% to clear),
    allowing 5% to 50% of the visible light into vehicles.
  *A limited lifetime warranty should they need replacing from bubbling,
    peeling, or blistering.*

*3M films are sold and installed exclusively by professional, Authorized 3M
Dealers. 3M Scotchshield warranty does not protect against glass breakage.

Online, fans can engage with 3M Window Film on Facebook
(Facebook.com/3MWindowFilm), Twitter (@3MWindowFilmUSA), YouTube
(Youtube.com/3MWindowFilmUSA), Pinterest (Pinterest.com/3mWindowFilmUSA), and
at 3M.com/windowfilm.

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3M and Scotchshield are trademarks of 3M.

^1 Vehicle Theft [Brochure]. Des Plaines, IL: National Insurance Crime Bureau.

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Cohn & Wolfe for 3M
Alexandra Bocci, 212-798-9707
Colleen Harris, 651-733-1566
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