A pair of safety glasses with black and blue frames over an image of the sun rising.

Anti-fog technology. Applied to help workers see clearly, longer.

The facts are clear

A fogged lens can be frustrating and dangerous. Removing eyewear to wipe away fog can expose eyes to potentially dangerous workplace impact hazards and debris. The Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog Coating resists fogging longer than traditional anti-fog coatings, even after washing multiple times.

  • A worker washing a pair of safety glasses in a sink.

    The coating retains its effectiveness for at least 25 washings, allowing workers to wear their eyewear longer.

  • A worker wearing a hard hat and 3M™ Goggle Gear 500 Series Splash Goggles.

    The 3MTM Goggle Gear 500 Series Splash Goggle with a low-profile design, and adjustable strap, absorb 99.9% of UV rays.

  • Meeting the requirements of CSA Z94.3 and ANSI Z87.1, workers can feel confident wearing ScotchgardTM Anti-Fog Coated Safety Glasses.

Based on 3M internal testing per EN168 test method when compared with traditional anti-fog coatings.



The science behind Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog Technology

  • The left side of a pair of safety goggles with grey and red frames, and a grey elastic strap. The lens is covered in water droplets.

    Uncoated

    When microscopic water droplets land on the lenses, they bead up and form condensation and fog, obscuring your vision.

  • The right side of a pair of safety goggles with grey and red frames, and a grey elastic strap. The lens is clear and dry.

    Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog Coated

    Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog Coating produces a reduced-contact angle, flattening the water beads into a thin, transparent film of water that allows light to pass through.

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The science behind Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog Technology


Products

  • 3M™ Solus 1000 Series Eyewear

    The modern frame supports wrap-around protection with a comfortable nose bridge and temple tips. Available in clear, grey, and amber lenses.

  • 3M™ Solus 1000 Kit

    The Solus 1000 Kit provides eyewear with the added features of an attachable foam gasket, and adjustable strap.

  • 3M™ Goggle Gear 501

    These low-profile goggles offer the same great ScotchgardTM Anti-Fog features with indirect venting and a secure fit to protect from dust and splashing.

  • Accessories

    Customize your anti-fog eye protection needs with prescription inserts and additional strap and foam gasket options.


  • The 3M™ Scotchgard™ Brand logo.

    The Science of Scotchgard™ Brand

    Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog Coating produces a reduced-contact angle, flattening the water beads into a thin, transparent film of water that allows light to pass through.

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