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Keep Your Furnishings Vibrant

Updated: Feb 29

Today’s most in-demand designs for both commercial and residential buildings involve big windows and a lot of natural light. Unfortunately, this light causes fading of the materials that make up your home, such as your carpets and flooring, art, curtains or the simply upholstery of your couches and chairs.

Light will gradually weaken or destroy the chemical bonds called chromophores that make up the colour of every piece of fabric. These chromophores determine what amount of light from what particular wavelength a fabric absorbs, which determines not only its colour but also the vibrancy of that colour. Light will break down those chemical bonds causing fading and thus distorting or bleaching the fabric.

There are three different kinds of light: ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared. Each of these has a different wavelength; ultraviolet radiation (UV) has the shortest wavelength of these three and is invisible to the human eye. Its short waves that can easily penetrate the bonds make it the number one cause of fading, but it’s a myth that UV rays cause all fading in fabrics.

In fact, UV rays are only responsible for the majority of fading, which is more than any other single source but still leaves a lot of room for other causes. Solar heat comprises the next highest of fading causation, and visible light is another. Luckily, 3M Solar Window Film is able to stop all three of these forms of degrading light rays and keep your furniture the way it should be.

3M Solar Window film is the best way to reduce the risk of fading while maintaining the natural light and comfort.

Contact us at Eco Glass if you’d like to know more about how to protect your home or office from fading! Eco Glass is a 3M Authorized Applicator and works exclusively with 3M Solar Window Films here in Hong Kong. If you think 3M Solar Window Film is what you need for your home then contact us at +852 5528-8824 or by email on

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