3M launches High Clarity Privacy Filters in the UK

Improved image quality while preventing prying eyes

Bracknell, UK, 13 March 2018 – 3M, the science-based technology company, has announced the UK launch of its High Clarity Privacy Filters, which reduce the risk of sensitive information being viewed on a monitor, laptop or tablet. The new filters are a step-change forward, providing 30 per cent more clarity on average than standard black privacy filters from 3M. This makes them ideal for applications where crisp images are essential, for instance close spreadsheet work, graphic design, CAD, or devices that have high pixel density.

3M’s micro-louvre technology is used within the new High Clarity Filters to create a glossy finish on both sides and this is what provides the enhanced visual clarity, while also blacking-out side views beyond a 60-degree viewing angle. The new range of filters also reduce blue-light transmissions from screen displays by 35 per cent, and offer protection against dust and scratches.

Says Peter Barker, EMEA Market Development Manager, Display Materials and Systems Division at 3M, “Today’s modern workforce, whether in the office or in public, increasingly needs the best of both worlds: excellent image clarity, but without the risk of sensitive or confidential content being overlooked and then potentially used for malicious purposes, often referred to as ‘visual hacking’. With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive), both this year, privacy issues – including visual privacy – are higher on the business agenda than ever before.”

The High Clarity Privacy Filters are available now in 14 different options, ranging from 14-27 inches, from selected resellers in the UK. More details can be found by visiting, where requests for samples can also be made.
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