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RetroGlo reflective yarn is designed to enhance nighttime visibility. Made of 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material and laminated to a polyester film for added strength, Retroglo® combines aesthetics and technical capabilities to meet the specifications of a wide variety of industry applications.

Retroglo® has 50,000 minute glass beads to the square inch, reflecting light back to a light source, such as a car's headlights. The driver sitting behind the headlights, immediately sees the reflected light and is alerted to the wearer ahead.

Retroglo® in clothing reflects car headlights enhancing the visibility of the wearer at nighttime. Joggers, walkers, bicycle riders, highway workers, etc. are a few examples. Retroglo® reflective yarn can be woven, braided or knit into fabrics or into trim to be applied to fabric. In either use, Retroglo® provides enhanced nighttime visibility without affecting the aesthetic appearance of the fabric.

Demonstration of how 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material enhances nighttime visibility of the wearer.



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Recognized for its ability to enhance nighttime visibility, Retroglo® was first used in FedEx and American Airlines uniforms. Recently, Retroglo® has woven its way into the sportswear and accessory industries. Over the years, Retroglo® has woven its way into a wide variety of fashion, sportswear applications and accessories. Top designers, such as Donna Karan –DKNY Menswear, and leaders in high performance sportswear, including The North Face Inc., In-Motion, have incorporated this reflective to add style and nighttime visibility.

  SPORTS & ACTIVEWEAR – Photos show Day and Night Contrast with Retroglo®
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The North Face Inc. Skiwear
Retroglo® is known for its enhanced visibility and style, as shown in this outerwear suit's reflective sleeves.
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In-Motion, known for its high performance outerwear, specifies Retroglo® to enhance nighttime visibility while maintaining its style in jacket's sleeves.
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Retroglo® is used in a variety of sportswear, activewear and accessories for enhanced nighttime visibility
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Donna Karan, DKNY Menswear Collection
Retroglo® Pinstripes interwoven into Donna Karan's DKNY menswear collection in suit and tie
Clothing designer Liz Collins incorporates Retroglo® yarn, using its subtle, aesthetic properties to create a unique fashion statement

Retroglo® reflective yarn is used in knitting, weaving and braiding.
Retroglo® is a registered trademark of Metlon Corporation.
3M and Scotchlite are trademarks of 3M, used under license in Canada.

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3M Scotchlite Reflective Material

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3M and Scotchlite are trademarks of 3M, used under license in Canada.