RENUVA™ is a circular economy program from Dow which attempts to recycle end-of-life polyurethane products in collaboration with the value chain.
Polyurethanes (PU) is a much diversified technology touching many different end applications around the world. Applying the principles of a circular economy will help optimize the use and reuse of resources and ultimately reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills or incineration.
A unique feature of the RENUVA™ Program is its ability to bring the entire value chain together in a new business eco-system model with opportunity for partnerships of recycling companies, equipment and material manufacturers, brand owners and other value chain participants.
The RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program sets out to recycle polyurethane foam from end-of-life mattresses. As an example of circularity, the recovered product with recycled content – RENUVA™ Polyol can be used as a raw material for new mattresses or other applications such as building insulation boards.
Following Dow`s announcement of its collaboration with Eco-mobilier, who will supply polyurethane foam from post-consumer mattresses to the recycling unit at the site of Orrion Chemicals Orgaform in Semoy, France, Dow has now announced its collaboration with the Vita Group Europe’s leading flexible polyurethane foam solutions provider for the production of flexible polyurethane (PU) foams made with RENUVA™ polyols. Learn More…