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3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation’s history and heritage


Image showing 1960's Thinsulate Insulation    1960’s Development

  • Experiments in microfibers
  • Technology started - followed by 5 years of lab work and 2 years of product testing
Image showing 1970's Thinsulate Insulation 1970’s Launch

  • 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation introduced into the skiwear market
Image showing 1980's Thinsulate Insulation 1980’s Promotion

  • 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation for footwear introduced
  • The Thinsulate brand goes to the Olympics
Image showing 1990's Thinsulate Insulation 1990’s Expansion

  • The product family expands
  • Thinsulate Liteloft insulation introduced
  • Thinsulate Ultra insulation introduced
  • Back to the Olympics
Image showing 2000's Thinsulate Insulation 2000’s Global

  • 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation goes global in fashion and workwear
  • Thinsulate brand goes to the top of the world
  • Official Supplier to the US & Canadian Ski Teams

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