3M brings surface materials to Material ConneXion

3M’s dynamic selection of architectural surface materials will be included in renowned resource library Material ConneXion beginning this winter. Material ConneXion, the largest collection of innovative materials in the world, serves as the leading resource for specifiers and designers. A team of the program’s industry experts selected 3M DINOC Architectural Finishes, 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes, 3MFASARA Glass Finishes and 3M Crystal Glass Finishes for inclusion in Material ConneXion’s prestigious Spotlight Panel program.

“3M’s collaboration with Material ConneXion is an essential moment for us,” says Holly Coleman, 3M Architectural Surfaces marketing manager explains. “Material ConneXion has revolutionized the way companies seek out advanced materials, just as 3M has revolutionized the materials themselves. This natural partnership will be of invaluable benefit to the design community, and we’re excited for it to expand and grow as our 3M material collections do.”

Material ConneXion is the leading global resource for material solutions. With locations in the U.S., Europe and Asia, it offers consulting services from strategy development to manufacturing support, and access to Materials Library – a selection of over 7,500 advanced and sustainable materials. Founded in 1997, Material ConneXion has collaborated with Fortune 500s, smaller, forward thinking companies, government agencies, architects, and designers, providing them with concurrent materials research and support during all phases of their projects.


• 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes

These exemplify form, function, and aesthetics in a lightweight, cost-effective package. Utilizing 3M technology, these dynamic films have the ability to conform to curved surfaces making them the perfect solution for doors, drawers, furniture and virtually any surface.

• 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes

These combine beauty, light and colour with extraordinary 3M technology to create a unique affordable solution for interior glass surfaces. Providing the look of true dichroic glass at a fraction of the cost, Dichroic film plays with light by reflecting and bouncing it to reveal a natural color spectrum, similar to the brilliant iridescence of a butterfly wing.

• 3M FASARA Glass Finishes

These offer an uncomplicated solution for creating the illusion of etched, treated or texturized glass. Available in over 50 patterns, ranging from subtle to sophisticated, these refined films provide customized privacy while simultaneously preserving natural light.

• 3M Crystal Glass Finishes

These utilize 3M technology to create the illusion of etched and sandblasted glass. Able to reproduce graphics or lettering using electronic cutting and printing technologies, these transformative films offer limitless creativity, cost effectively.

3M will be on display through Material ConneXion at the following events: IHH (International Home + Housewares): Chicago, Mar. 7-10, 2015; LUXE PACK (Packaging): New York, May 13-14, 2015; ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair): New York, May 16-19, 2015; NeoCon (Commercial Interiors): Chicago, June 15-17, 20i5; Outdoor Retailers (Outdoor Apparel and Products): Salt Lake City, Aug. 5-8, 2015; IDSA International Conference (Industrial Design): Seattle, Aug. 19-22, 2015. A.R.E. Retail Design Collective, Seattle, Dec. 2015.


3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Its culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. With $31 billion in sales, 3M employs about 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries.

For more information, visit www.3MArchitecturalMarkets.com