3M Dusted & Frosted Crystal Finishes

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Value Engineered

Versatile – Replaceable – Cleanable – Vinyl
3M Dusted and Frosted Crystal Finishes are the perfect value-engineered alternative to sandblasted or etched glass. These industry-leading vinyl films create privacy and disperse light at 1/3 of the price. You can simulate the look of sandblasted and etched glass but with a lot more flexibility – including the ability to install the film outside.

Building codes often require the use of distraction markings to identify glass and minimize human safety impact threats. 3M Dusted and Frosted Crystal Finishes make glass more visible and can reduce the threat of human impact (walking into glass). Because 3M Crystal Finishes can be computer cut, you can create the custom distraction markers of choice.

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









Additional flexibility includes the ability to digitally print onto the film and computer cut it into logos or designs for unique branding, especially for distraction markings.

LEEDv4 Credits

3M Dusted and Frosted Crystal 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.)
3M Crystal Finishes are similar to 3M Fasara in many ways yet are also different.
Here is a side-by-side comparison to help you decide which product is appropriate for your application.
3M Crystal Finishes 3M Fasara
Manufacturer 3M Company 3M Company
Country of Manufacture USA Japan
Number of Patterns 2 100+
Type of Film Vinyl Polyester
Can be Electrocut? Yes Yes
Adhesive Pressure Sensitive Pressure Sensitive
Manufacturer’s Warranty* Up to 15 years Up to 5 years

Besides the limited number of patterns and greater warranty term, 3M Dusted and Frosted Crystals are vinyl films whereas 3M Fasara is polyester. The general differences between vinyl and polyester films are:

Polyester is easier than vinyl to handle and install
Vinyl is thinner, more stretchable, and easier to tear than polyester
Vinyl may require more installers than polyester to manage and position the film
While vinyl can be removed, it is more difficult than polyester to remove
Vinyl is easier than polyester to computer cut into various designs, including for distraction markers

3M Crystal Finishes Product Line

Crystal Finishes 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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