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.
According to a recent external Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) RENUVA™ polyols offer the potential for a significant reduction in the environmental footprint associated with polyols. A key observation was that the RENUVA™ process leads to a 54% equivalent CO2 reduction compared to the standard polyol production.
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 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
A snapshot of the RENUVA™ journey in striving to enable a circular model for polyurethane products.
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