Leverkusen, Germany -- Sunpime Group has fitted 120 eco-friendly bathtubs at its Coral Suits & Spa hotel in Tenerife using polyurethane spray systems from BaySystems, the global PU systems business of Bayer MaterialScience.
The bathtubs, which were manufactured using the polyurethane spray system Multitec Advanced Foam from BaySystems, are produced by BSB (Banera sobre Banera) and its direct supplier Handcrafted Industrial Projects in cooperation with the Spanish BaySystems house of BMS, a 13 April statement said.
Currently, the shape of modern bathtubs is created by thermoforming a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) thermoplastic film, which has to be reinforced using a time-intensive manual process.
In comparison, using Multitec Advanced Foam has a number of benefits, the statement said, such as no plasticizers or solvents; processed without glass fibres or fillers on high- or low- pressure equipment; high reactivity; and easy handling.
"The system is therefore ideal for the cost-effective and eco-friendly production of hard-wearing bathtubs," said Alfonso Navarro, managing director of Handcrafted Industrial Products. "This green solution for bathroom refurbishment projects means the hotel industry has now an additional opportunity available to reduce its carbon footprint," he added. (RD)