SOLAS Grade Products
3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material – SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Grade Products are intended for reflectorizing SOLAS life support equipment such as life vests, jackets, and rafts. It conforms to Marine Equipment Directive 96/98/EC and International Maritime Organization (IMO) Resolution A.658(16) Annex 2. It is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard to meet 46 CFR part 164, Subpart 164.018 for Type I and II retroreflective material used to enhance visibility of life-saving equipment in nighttime, or low-light conditions. 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material – SOLAS Grade Series 3100 products are silver, flexible reflective material with an aggressive pressure sensitive adhesive. These materials utilize the principle of retroreflection and are comprised of an encapsulated lens optical design that provides high reflectivity over a wide range of entrance angles, whether dry or wet. Scotchlite reflective material – SOLAS grade products have a European mark of conformance. All products are silver in color under daytime viewing conditions and reflect a bright white when illuminated by a light source such as spot lights, by returning the light back toward the original source and reaching a sailor’s eye. These products offer various certificates from the US Coast Guard, Russian Maritime Register, Marine & Coastguard Agency MCA – Marine Equipment Direct MED and Specific Type Approval Certificates.