3M To Launch New Sustainably Driven Insulation – 3M™ Thinsulate™ 

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3M To Launch New Sustainably Driven Insulation – 3M™ Thinsulate™ Flowable Featherless

3M announces that it will launch 3M™ Thinsulate™ Flowable Featherless Insulation very soon. The latest textile innovation from the Minnesota-based company will be a lightweight, high-loft insulation made with 80-percent recycled content that’s designed to be flowable for easy processing. 

This product is the newest addition to the ever-growing line of 3M Thinsulate Insulation products made with sustainable features.  

“At 3M, we’re focused on sustainability from the very beginning of the value chain, so our materials and manufacturing practices must be responsible to start,” said Robert Polik, senior application engineer at 3M. 

The lightweight, high-loft 3M Thinsulate Flowable Featherless Insulation has a soft hand feel and is perfect for puffy clothing. Additionally, it has a high wash durability, so even after laundering, it will retain its thermal performance. 

“Aside from its sustainability features, 3M Thinsulate Flowable Featherless Insulation is also easy to apply to apparel,” said Polik.  

“We’re quite proud of its ‘flowability,’ as it can be applied using a variety of filling machines. And since all apparel is designed differently, the insulation can easily be shaped to fill a garment’s unique quilting channels.” 

3M broader environmental goals 

The 3M Thinsulate Flowable Featherless Insulation is a recycled content-based product, which represents 3M’s broader environmental goals. 

The company’s headquarters is already powered by 100 percent renewable electricity, with an aim of achieving 50 percent renewable electricity in all global locations by 2025. Last year, 3M announced it is pledging $1 billion over 20 years to accelerate environmental goals, including achieving carbon neutrality across operations by 2050, with a 50 percent reduction by 2030 (versus a baseline year of 2019); reducing water usage by 25 percent across all facilities by 2030 (versus 2019); and reducing dependence on virgin fossil-based plastics by 125 million pounds by 2025. 

This year, from November 3 to 4, 3M can be found at PERFORMANCE DAYS in Munich, Germany.

Visit 3M at Booth T07, where you can discover more about 3M Thinsulate Flowable Featherless Insulation as well as other upcoming sustainable innovations. 

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