ETC 8765

Technical Data Sheet
Reflective Material
8765 White Transfer Film
Technical Data Sheet
3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 8765 White
Transfer Film is composed of wide angle, exposed
retroreflective lenses bonded to a heat activated
polyurethane adhesive. The reflective surface is
protected by a white paper liner for ease in handling
prior to lamination. A printed clear plastic liner
protects the adhesive side and must be removed
before lamination.
Retroreflective Performance
The coefficient of retroreflection (RA) is measured by
test methods traceable to either of the following
retroreflective intensity testing procedures:
ASTM E809 and E810 (RA)
CIE 54: 1982 (R’)
The RA values were measured at the listed specific
entrance and observation angles.
Daytime Color
Reflected Color
Physical Performance
Scotchlite reflective material - 8765 white transfer film
will maintain a minimum RA of 20 after exposure to
the following performance tests:
Abrasion: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EN 530 Method 2
5000 cycles
Flexing: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ISO 7854 Method A
7500 cycles
Cold Fold: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ISO 4675
Temperature Cycle: . . . . . . .12 hours @ (50±5)˚C
20 hours @ (-30±2)˚C
Wash: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ISO 6330 Method 2A
@ 60˚C (25 cycles)
Dryclean: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ISO 3175 Method 9.1
(25 cycles)
Wet Reflectivity: . . . . . . . . .EN 471 Annex A
Effective Performance Life
While use of 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material
enhances visibility, no reflective material can
guarantee absolute visibility, particularly in adverse
weather conditions. Performance will vary depending
upon actual use, exposure conditions and maintenance.
Users should test reflective material to satisfy
conformance to their own requirements.
Application Instructions
Whenever two or more pieces of Scotchlite reflective
material - 8765 white transfer film are used together on
a single surface or as a set, they should be matched to
ensure uniform daytime color and nighttime reflectivity.
Cutting: Die-cutting is recommended, although it
can also be hand-cut or guillotined.
then relaminate at the higher temperature (use a nonstick slip sheet to protect the application).
Screen Printing (After lamination): 3M™ Scotchlite™
Reflective Material - 8765 White Transfer Film offers
good screen print adhesion. Choice of ink will depend
on application and care instructions.
The following recommendation is a general guideline for
heat press lamination. Other lamination methods such as
roll to roll, heat fusing, and High Frequency (HF) welding
can also be used. The proper temperature/pressure/time
conditions must be tested for each fabric to assure
adequate adhesion. Many fabrics can be used as
lamination substrates, however, nylons and fabrics treated
with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish are difficult
to adhere to and are not recommended.
Sublimation Printing (After lamination):
Scotchlite reflective material - 8765 white transfer
film offers good ink adhesion and durability for
sublimated colors and images. Recommended
contact for sublimation information is Holt Mfg.
(919) 227-5561. For further information contact
your local 3M Technical Service representative.
Heat Lamination: Work on a flat surface where
uniform heat and pressure can be applied. Avoid
applying film over seams and stitches.
1. Remove plastic liner, exposing dry adhesive. Do
not remove paper liner.
2. Place Scotchlite reflective material - 8765 white
transfer film on fabric (substrate) adhesive side
down and apply heat and pressure as described
below. Place a non-stick slip sheet between the
platen and laminating surface to prevent any
excess adhesive transfer contamination.
3. Allow application to cool (room temperature)
before removing the paper liner. Place application
on a flat surface and remove the paper liner by
lifting one corner and pulling (about 45˚ angle) in
a continuous, smooth manner.
Note: Do not exceed lamination temperatures of
375˚F (190˚C) because the paper liner may become
difficult to remove. If high temperatures are required
for bond durability, follow lamination steps 1-3, and
Dwell Time
10-20 seconds
(30-40 psi
line pressure)
Care and Maintenance Instructions
Important: Test each application according to
appropriate care instructions required for the finished
product. Actual life of Scotchlite reflective material 8765 white transfer film depends on cleaning method
and wear conditions.
Wash: Machine wash warm, 40˚C (105˚F)
Bleach: Only non-chlorine bleach when needed
Dry: Tumble dry low
Iron: Use cool iron, 150˚C (300˚F)
Dryclean: Dryclean, normal cycle
Product Availability
3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 8765 White
Transfer Film is available in rolls with the following
standard widths and roll lengths:
≤ 6”
± 1/32”
> 6”
± 1/16”
≤ 150 mm ± 1 mm (std)
± .5 mm (special)
>150 mm ± 2 mm
Roll Length
100 yd.
> 12” = 50 yd.
100 m
> 300 mm = 50 m
Order and Product Information
To order 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material Products
contact 3M Personal Safety Products Department
Customer Service at 800-328-7098 Ext. 2.
Storage and Shelf Life
Store in a cool, dry area and use within one year after
date of receipt. Store roll in original shipping carton.
Return partially used rolls to the carton or suspend
horizontally through the core. Cut sheets should be
stored flat.
Important Notice to Purchaser:
3M makes the following limited warranty in place of any others, express or implied, including any implied warranties of
MERCHANTABILITY or fitness for a particular purpose or any implied warranty commonly found in the industry: 3M shall replace or, at its
option, refund the price paid for any 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material or other 3M reflective products (“Products”) which at the time of
shipment to 3M’s purchaser do not meet 3M’s published Product specifications.
Because of the unlimited variety of potential applications for Products, BEFORE production use, the converter or end product manufacturer must
determine that the Products are suitable for the intended use and are compatible with other component materials. Purchaser is solely responsible
for determining the proper amount and placement of Products. While reflective Products enhance visibility, no reflective product can ensure
visibility or safety under all possible conditions. Neither 3M nor any 3M authorized converter shall be liable for any incidental, special, or
consequential damages relating to the use or inability to use the Products regardless of legal theory asserted.
Personal Safety Products Department
3M Safety and Security Systems Division
3M Center, Building 225-4N-14
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000
800-328-7098 Ext. 2
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10% post-consumer waste paper
Printed in the USA.
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