The RENUVA™ Program

Our collaborative effort to transform waste back into raw materials

Every year, millions of old mattresses are discarded and stack up in landfills or end up in incinerators. This mattress disposal problem has escalated over the years to become a global issue that requires an innovative solution and collaborative approach.

Through the RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program, we are recycling polyurethane foam from end-of-life mattresses and turning it into RENUVA™ polyols for use in new mattresses and other applications.

Closing the Loop for Mattresses

RENUVA™ is a collaborative effort. Discover what it takes to make mattress recycling a reality, its impact on the bedding industry, and what the future may bring.

Collaborating across the value chain

The RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program brings together every touch point in the value chain to create a new eco-system. Recycling experts, chemical innovators, and leading foam manufacturers are helping us to advance a circular future for mattresses.

The Science behind the ground-breaking RENUVA™ Polyol

The RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program has implemented the world’s first industrial scale reactor for chemical recycling in France. Here polyurethane foam from end-of-life mattresses are converted back to its raw material ingredient, the polyol. When operating at full capacity, the process will recycle polyurethane foam from up to 200,000 mattress per year. This recycled polyol, the RENUVA™ Polyol, will offer exceptional performance, making it ideal for a range of rigid and flexible foam applications e.g., mattresses.

Our technical expert reveals the science behind the RENUVA™ Polyol 

The RENUVA™ story so far

A snapshot of the RENUVA™ journey in striving to enable a circular model for polyurethane products.

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