Dow moves ahead with the RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program

Pioneering production facility will recycle end-of-life mattresses into raw material suitable for use in new polyurethane products

HORGEN, Switzerland - Dow Polyurethanes (PU), a business division of Dow (NYSE: Dow), is proud to announce a breakthrough in its RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program with a plan to install a pioneering industrial scale production facility at Orrion Chemicals Orgaform in Semoy, France.

The RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program will take discarded mattress foam and turn it back into raw material (polyol) through chemical recycling, the process of converting waste into feedstock. The new raw material can then be used in flexible or rigid foam products to go into applications such as building insulation boards and even back into new mattresses.