By  on July 15, 2019

Sustainability and utility should — and now, can — go hand-in-hand. And that’s why global science solution firm 3M created Thinsulate, a featherless down alternative insulation made of 100 percent recycled plastics. Thinsulate is praised for its thin, light style and warming capabilities that allow consumers to avoid the bulky and often unfashionable trappings of outerwear. Its applications and can be used in everything from winter coats to hats, gloves and boots, the company said.

“We are always asking ourselves, how can we do a better job of using the resources that are already out there?” said Ken Cox, lead application engineering specialist at the 3M Thinsulate Global Design Lab. “We’re really good at optimizing how to put the construction of Thinsulate together,” added Mike Mandanas, lab manager, 3M Home Care Division. “We use multiple recycled fibers with different characteristics to be the best-performing product we can design.”

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