Batu Pahat, Malaysia — Wansern Foam Industry was presented with the Malaysia Innovative Products Award for a modified palm polyol for fluidised foam used in upholstery and comfort products at the recent ITEX 2016 competition.
The new fluidised foam was launched a the Malaysia International Furniture Fair 2016 in Kuala Lumpur. The polyol has been certified by the US-based firm BETA Analytic, to have 98% bio-based foam content. This means that memory foam products made with the bio polyol and traditional materials can have 20-35% biobased content, the firm said.
Wansern, which is based 240km south east of Kuala Lumpur, also won a gold award in the competition for its Natura and Natruex novel palm oil for memory foam bedding products from laboratory commercialisation, which has been on the market for nine years.