Brussels — foam manufacturer Recticel has announced that it will be using Covestro's cardyon CO2-derived polyols in future formulations.
The polyols will be used in furniture and mattresses applications, according to a 12 June 2016 statement from the Belgian group.
Formulation changes will take place from the fourth quarter of 2016, said Recticel, adding that he will use increasing volumes of the polyols as they come on stream from Covestro.
Covestro inaugurated its 5 KT/year cardyon facility in Dormagen, Germany on 17 June 2016. The final polyols contain 20% carbon dioxide.
This level of CO2 is "as much as possible," for the polyol, according to Covestro ceo, Patrick Thomas.