3M Dichroic Glass Finishes

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Value Engineered

Versatile – Replaceable – Cleanable – Multi-Layer Polymeric
Glass doesn’t need to be clear and colorless. That’s why the glazing industry introduced dichroic architectural glass many years ago. It changes color when viewed at different angles.

Yet the technology that makes color change possible ultimately makes dichroic glass cost prohibitive. Enter 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes.

3M’s value-engineered dichroic film installed on clear glass (new or existing, inside or outside) duplicates the look of dichroic glass at a fraction of the price of the real thing – usually 10% ($15 PSF of film vs. $150 PSF of glass). That spells significant cost savings and resources left over to devote to other areas of a project.

3M manufactures two different dichroic films that are warrantied for up to seven (7) years*.

DF-PA Blaze: Simulates dichroic glass by shifting colors in the warm tones of cyan/blue/magenta and red/gold color regions of the spectrum.

DF-PA Chill: Simulates dichroic glass by shifting colors in the cool tones of blue/magenta/yellow and gold/blue color regions of the spectrum.

Apply to nearly any glass surface. Common installation sites include:









LEEDv4 Credits

3M Dichroic Glass Finishes are a component of LEED Sustainable Design. Here are some options for obtaining LEED credits. (Please note that each application is different. It is the sole responsibility of the end-user to evaluate and determine whether LEED credits can be acquired.)

Dichroic Case Study​


Identify and implement unique design solutions that create spaces that spark children’s learning through play.


High-end and unique aesthetic, easy application and versatile applications including shading fins, balustrades, exterior glass and furniture.

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