The name ACE™—which stood for All Cotton Elastic—was chosen in 1918 after a nationwide contest was held that offered physicians a chance to win $200 for coming up with the best name for the new bandage. Our products are designed for support and comfort. They are available at major retailers nationwide. Find a product and click "Where to Buy" to find a store near you.
Oscar O. R. Schwidetzky is credited with the first development of the American-made ACE™ Bandage in 1918.
The unique tin can packaging was introduced.
In 1976, the line of elastic bandages expanded to include hosiery and braces keeping pace with the latest technology and needs of a growing market. In 1980, ACE™ Brand woven bandages were introduced.
The launch of ACE™ Brand Antimicrobial Braces.
Updated look for ACE™ Brand.
New and improved Neoprene Braces were created. 3M acquires ACE™ Brand.
Updated packaging that celebrates the brand's heritage but adds a contemporary look and feel.
After listening to our customers we launched new twist on an old product, the Elastic Bandage with ACE™ Brand Clip.
For the last 100 years, families have grown up with an ACE™ Brand bandage. It is a staple of people’s lives that they are exposed to early on and can be used for a variety of purposes throughout life. This year we have created a commemorative tin can reflecting back on the beginnings of the ACE™ Bandage and some of the first packaging designs.
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