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3M Uncovers Fraud Offers New Thinsulate Products

3M Uncovers Fraud,Offers New Thinsulate ProductsThrough its Product Authenticity and Selection System (P.A.S.S.), designed to address the issue of brand counterfeiting, St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M recently uncovered fraudulent use of its Thinsulate brand name on hang tags describing insulation used in a line of fingerless gloves. 3M worked with the manufacturer to identify the fraud. All the gloves were removed from the market and destroyed.In other news, 3M has introduced two new Thinsulate products. Thinsulate supreme insulation contains a special fiber coating that adds a luxurious, silky softness and drapability to Thinsulates breathability, moisture resistance, durability, warmth and comfort, according to 3M. It also is machine-washable and -dryable. Thinsulate insulation type g provides the standard Thinsulate attributes and is priced to compete with other low-cost insulation products.June 2002




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