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Thinsulate Insulation's history and heritage

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Image showing 1960's Thinsulate Insulation 1960’s Development

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

  • Thinsulate insulation introduced into the skiwear market.
Image showing 1980's Thinsulate Insulation 1980’s Promotion

  • 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

  • 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.
Thinsulate insulation is an entire family of products, specifically designed for virtually all weather conditions, from cool autumn days to Siberian winters. See the Clothes We're In Footwear, Hats and Gloves and Insulated Clothing.