As a recycled content-based product, 3M Thinsulate Flowable Featherless Insulation reflects 3M’s wider sustainability initiatives. The company’s headquarters is already powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity, with an aim of achieving 50 per cent renewable electricity in all global locations by 2025. Last year, 3M unveiled it is pledging $1 billion over 20 years to accelerate environmental goals, including achieving carbon neutrality across operations by 2050, with a 50 per cent reduction by 2030; reducing water usage by 25 per cent across all facilities by 2030 (versus 2019); and reducing dependence on virgin fossil-based plastics by 125 million pounds by 2025, the company said in a press release.
“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. Crafted with a soft hand feel, 3M Thinsulate Flowable Featherless Insulation is a lightweight, highloft insulation ideal for puffy garments. It also features a high wash durability, meaning it can maintain its thermal performance even after laundering. Aside from its sustainability features, 3M Thinsulate Flowable Featherless Insulation is also easy to apply to apparel. 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,” Robert Polik, senior application engineer at 3M, said.
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