PUR foam materials have been part of our core business for 60 years—and they are now also available as a sustainable alternative.
The sustainable alternative has the same properties as conventional PUR foams, namely an open cellular structure and elastic cell walls, which make it very flexible, and is able to recover well , depending on the type. In addition, the open cellular structure ensures high permeability to air and absorption of liquids.
Because of these properties, sustainable PUR foam materials are also used as cushioning materials in the furniture, automotive, and packaging industries as well as for seals and to absorb vibrations and sound in industrial and technical applications. In the consumer sector, they can be used as a sustainable alternative for cleaning and care sponges.
All of these processes have one thing in common—they reduce the foam’s petroleum content, improving its climate footprint.
Please take a look at the following product examples for an initial overview of the possibilities when it comes to sustainable PUR foam materials. Although most grades are still in the development phase, we can provide you with initial samples and information on request.
• Reduction of petroleum content through proportionate use of recycled polyols
• Circular economy through recycling of material residues
• Good options for combining with other sustainable materials – e.g. scouring non-wovens
• Good water absorption and retention capacity as well as gentle care properties
• Reduction of petroleum content through addition of rigid foam recyclate
• Circular economy through recycling of ground rigid foam residues
• Good options for combining with other sustainable materials – e.g. scouring non-wovens made of vegetable fibres
• Good water absorption and retention capacity as well as impressive cleaning properties