Diamond Grade DG3 Reflective Sheeting
3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG3 Reflective Sheeting gives outstanding reflectivity at every viewing angle, at every viewing distance and in all weather & daylight conditions. It satisfies or surpasses the minimum recommended luminance index for all classes including RA2, 3A and 3B. A massive twelve year performance guarantee helps protect your investment, and energy savings are possible too since regulations now permit use of DG3 without external illumination in certain situations.
Designed for durable road traffic signs, including gantries, motorways and trunk road signs, DG3 is certified in European Technical Approval (07/0272) and is the only premium sheeting that carries the CE quality marking. DG3is available in five colours, and also in fluorescent and translucent formats for special applications.
In all formats, DG3 achieves its remarkable performance from use of full corner cube optics, which reflect more light back to the driver than any other reflective system. Whilst the main advantage for specifiers (and drivers) is the superior performance that full corner cube optics provides, there are other benefits too. The production techniques used to make DG3 are much kinder on the environment than other reflective sheeting manufacturing methods. Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions are reduced by 97%, energy consumption by 77% and solid waste by 46% when compared to glass beaded sheeting manufacture.
Formats : DG3 for durable road traffic signs, including gantries, motorways and trunk road signs or any sign that requires high levels of reflectivity. Fluorescent DG3 for high impact at dawn/dusk or as high visibility backing board. Translucent DG3 for back lit signs offering high performance in event of power/bulb failure.
Relevant Standards : DG3 meets or exceeds the requirements of both BS EN 12899-1:2007 and BS 8408:2005 for all classes including RA2, 3A & 3B. Fluorescent yellow also meets the performance index requirement of BS 8442 and is authorised by the Highways Agency for use on trunk road signs conforming to diagrams in Schedule 7 part VIII of the Traffic Signs and General Directions 2002.
Colours : White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Interstate Green for DG3 Yellow, Yellow/Green, Orange for Fluorescent DG3
Warranty : 12 year guarantee on DG3, 10 year for fluorescent and translucent
Application surface : Properly prepared flat Aluminium and British Steel HP200 substrates and selected other composites for DG3 and Fluorescent DG3. Properly degreased and cleaned signing grade dried polycarbonate or acrylic sheeting for Translucent DG3.
For information on specifying Diamond Grade on sign drawings please see the Advice Centre.
For detailed product information download our data sheet:
Diamond Grade - Product Bulletin (PDF 255KB)
Diamond Grade - Warranty (PDF 83KB)
Diamond Grade Translucent - Product Bulletin (PDF 130KB)
Dimaond Grade - CE Mark Declaration (PDF 487KB)
Fluorescent Diamond Grade - Warranty (PDF 90KB)
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Diamond Grade - Product Literature (PDF 370KB)
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