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          3M Scotchlite Reflective Material

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Special Retroglo® Made to Order Products using 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material

8712 has a heat activated adhesive on the back side, which allows it to be laminated to various substrates by applying heat.

8850 has a pressure sensitive adhesive on the back side, which allows it to be adhered to various substrates.

8910 has a fabric backing which allows it to be sewn to other fabrics.

9910 has a fabric backing which allows it to be sewn to other fabrics. 9910 is for industrial washing.

Metlon has manufactured a number of products from each of the above products, which in their narrow slit form made them easier to use, gave them new characteristics, or saved labor on subsequent operations.

Examples of this:

  • 8712 has been laminated to polyurethane film to make a retroreflective product which will stretch and recover. The main part of 8710 already has these characteristics, but lacks strength. The polyurethane film added the strength.
  • 8712 has been laminated to a special vinyl and the paper liner removed. In subsequent operations, the vinyl has been placed against hot, extruded vinyl and the two vinyls adhered. Since the paper liner has been removed, no labor is necessary to remove paper in a normal secondary operation.
  • Metlon has the ability to slit 8712 as narrow as 3/16" and lengths in excess of 100 yards.
  • Metlon has the ability to laminate slit narrow widths of 8712 to various substrates to provide a narrow ribbon or webbing with retroreflective characteristics.
  • 8910, with its soft fabric back has been slit as narrow as 1/16" and used in braids.

Retroglo® is the registered trademark of the Metlon Corporation.
3M and Scotchlite are trademarks of the 3M company.

 


3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material Slit to Special Widths

3M manufactures a wide range of reflective films for various applications. 3M supplies these films in widths of 1/2" and wider. Metlon has the ability to slit 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material to widths narrower than 1/2". Depending on the particular product, Metlon can slit the base films as narrow as 1/32" wide.

Examples:

  • 8712 reflective transfer film can be slit as narrow as 1/8" wide.
  • 8910 fabric backed reflective can be slit as narrow as 1/32".
  • 9910 industrial launderable fabric backed reflective can be slit as narrow as 1/32".

Metlon also has the ability to put up the slit products in various configurations such as pancake coils, traverse tube, traverse spool, etc.

For more information on Metlon's slitting and put up capabilities, see Metlon's custom slitting page. Most of the information in the custom slitting page also applies to the slitting of Reflective products.

 

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