The 3M Company has introduced a new line of window films for commercial buildings to help combat the costly damage caused by graffiti. The etching, scratching, painting, and marking of glass is an expensive and rapidly growing problem worldwide. Anti-graffiti films offer building owners and managers the opportunity to minimize the $12 billion annual cost associated with graffiti abatement in the United States.
This optically clear, distortion-free film can be applied to windows, mirrors, and other surfaces. In addition to resisting damage from glass-etching solutions used by vandals, these films also offer other benefits by blocking heat, glare, and 99% of damaging UV rays.
When applied to surfaces that vandals often target, such as interior and exterior windows, mirrors, and other glass, the film provides protection by taking the brunt of graffiti damage. Paints, permanent markings, and other stains can be easily removed from the protective surface without the use of harsh chemicals. That is because film damaged by etching or scratching can be easily removed and replaced with new film. Using the protective film also eliminates the expense of conventional graffiti cleanup or the even costlier total replacement of graffiti-damaged equipment or property.