3M Straps

3M Straps

3M pioneered the use of glass beads in the manufacture of reflective tape for high visibility clothing, and have continued to develop the technology for over 50 years. As a result, they can offer an unrivalled range of reflective tape, incorporating both glass bead and prismatic technologies.

3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Materials use a technology known as retro reflection. Retro reflection occurs when light rays are returned in the direction from which they came.

Imagine a girl riding a horse along the road. A car is approaching with its headlights on. If the horse was wearing boots incorporating Scotchlite Reflective Material, a large amount of reflected light would be returned directly towards the original light source i.e. the car thus increasing the visibility of the rider.