• The call of the wild? Sustainability.

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    The call of the wild? Sustainability.

    • Woman wearing a jacket with 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation

      In the world of outerwear, designers and manufacturers are looking for ways to incorporate more recycled content, reduce their carbon footprint and, over all, create solutions with nature in mind.

      3M science is right there with them on this important expedition.

      Case in point: 3M™ Thinsulate™ 83% Recycled Insulation. An essential element of outdoor gear since 1978, Thinsulate™ insulation has helped keep warmth in and bulk out of jackets, coats, gloves, mittens, footwear, pants, socks, hats and more. And now this iconic product is made with more than thin, light and warm synthetic fiber insulation. Now it’s also made with 83% post-consumer recycled material.

      Using recycled material reduces the need to manufacture virgin materials, thereby consuming less energy and creating lower air and water emissions.1

      At the same time, 3M manufacturing plants that produce Thinsulate™ insulation are recycling 100% of their polyolefin waste material, selling it to companies that use it for everything from oil booms to furniture.

      Introduced in 2018, Thinsulate™ 83% Recycled Insulation has received the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class I Certificate, signifying that it meets the human-ecological requirements for products for babies and young children.  It is also made from bluesign® approved chemical products and raw materials and is produced in a resource conserving way with a minimum impact on people and the environment.

      1 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11367-011-0296-4