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3M has introduced its new 3M Scotchshield Crystalline Security AutoFilm in Malaysia. The brand’s latest AutoFilm product is said to offer greater heat rejection as well as enhanced safety and security features.

“In light of the daunting statistics of car break-in cases in Malaysia, safety features of window films are becoming increasingly important. In response to this need, we are proud to provide Malaysians with a solution that provides not just excellent solar heat rejection, but also an effective deterrent against smash-and-grab perpetrators,” said Ge Quee Ann, GM of Electronics and Energy Business at 3M Malaysia.

Limited to the first 100 customers, 3M Malaysia is offering its new 3M Scotchshield Crystalline Security AutoFilm at special introductory prices, listed below (regular prices in brackets). Do note that to be eligible for the offer, customers will have to visit the brand’s local website and fill in an online form first.

  • RM2,880 for standard sedan vehicles (RM3,840)
  • RM2,995 for large sedans (RM3,940)
  • RM3,168 for mini MPVs and SUVs (RM4,224)
  • RM3,456 for large MPVs (RM4,608)

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The prices listed here include auto film protection for all six windows of a vehicle, and comply with the Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) regulations. However, 3M Malaysia tells us that it doesn’t recommend its Scotchshield product for the front and rear windshields. Therefore, the prices listed above include the regular Crystalline AutoFilm for those areas.

The latest Scotchshield Crystalline Security AutoFilm builds upon the original 3M Crystalline AutoFilm. The new product is just 0.1 mm thick and features the brand’s proprietary Multi-layer Optical Film (MOF) technology – combining over 200 layers in a single film. Underestimating its strength would be a mistake, because while this film may be thinner than a Post-It note, it offers up to 25,000 psi in tensile strength, 97% Infrared Radiation Rejection (IRR) and up to 60% Total Solar Energy Rejection (TSER).

Other benefits of the Scotchshield Crystalline security flim include 99.9% Ultraviolet Rejection (UVR) protection and a Solar Projection Factor (SPF) level of over 1,000. The latter is said to reduce cracking and fading of a car’s trim, upholstery and carpet, while protecting passengers from harmful UV rays.

The film is non-dyed, which helps your vehicles maintain its original appearance. It is also non-metallised, meaning that it doesn’t interrupt the connectivity of your mobile devices.

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Where Smart Tag devices are concerned, 3M explains that the Crystalline AutoFilm on the front windshield does block infrared signals used by the devices. However, the company adds that installers do provide a neat workaround to this. No specific method was revealed, but we understand that this includes removing a small portion of the auto film to allow Smart Tag signals to pass through.

The 3M Scotchshield Crystalline Security AutoFilm is now available at all authorised 3M AutoFilm car centres. Its prices include a five-year e-Warranty that covers the replacement of the film due to any bubbling, peeling or blistering as all as 100% of relevant materials and labour charges – glass breakage is not included.

Customers that tint their vehicles with selected series of 3M AutoFilm between March 1 to May 31 2016 are also entitled to take part in the company’s Tint & Win with 3M AutoFilm contest. Lucky winners will receive an iPhone 6s or a 3M AP DWS 1000 Water Filter. More information on this is available at 3M Malaysia’s website.