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3M Envision 48C the Next Revolution in Sustainable Print Media

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Apr 04, 2017 03:58pm

3M 48C Film3M Envision 48C is a 4.3mil, matte removable, intermediate, non-PVC polymer print film with Controltac and Comply grey adhesive. It is supported by a polyethylene-coated paper liner.  This product is ideal for those looking for a sustainable, PVC-free alternative for windows, walls and floor decals.

What make this new product unique?

  • PVC-free
  • ASTM E-84 rated for flammability
  • Minimum application temperature (+4.4° to 38°C) air and substrate
  • Ideal for smooth, flat surfaces without rivets and simple curves
  • Dimensionally stable at high temperatures and stretchable at low temperatures
  • Inherently more tear-resistant thanks to its high tensile strength
  • Product is rate to adhere well to painted metal and other painted substrates, rigid plastic, glass
  • Floor surfaces are rated as indoor tile, sealed concrete, terrazzo, ceramic and finished wood as well as low pile, secured floor carpet
  • Removable adhesive may require heat for removal


Life Expectancy: 

Expected Performance Life (unwarranted period of time):

General Signage: 5 years in a vertical exposure with typical usage and graphic protection

Indoor Floor Graphics: 1 year when used in a horizontal indoor exposure, with typical usage and protected by 3M 3645 Overlaminate

Indoor Floor and Carpet Graphics: 3 months when used in a horizontal indoor exposure, with typical usage and protected by 3M 8509 Overlaminate

Possible End Applications:

  • General signage
  • POP
  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Truck sides and partial vehicle graphics
  • Indoor floor graphics

Proven Ink Compatibility:

  • Solvent
  • Eco-Solvent
  • Latex
  • UV-cure

Compatible Laminates:

This product has a matching 2mil, 4-year, non-PVC laminate:

However it can also be used with these laminates for indoor floor purposes:

Further product information can be found by clicking through these links below:

ND Product Page – 48C

3M Sell sheet:

3M Product Bulletin:

3M Laminate Product Bulletin: