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Our circular economy projects

Polynspire

Polynspire: Innovative solutions for addressing the recycling challenge

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Polynspire is a project that aims to demonstrate that polyurethane waste, among other materials, can be used to obtain new polyols, which can be applied primarily in the production of mattresses and furniture. One way of doing this is to use chemical recycling along with two different technologies, magnetic particles and microwaves, in order to increase the performance of the chemical recycling processes.

With Polynspire, we seek recycling alternatives for polyurethane, a material that currently has a very low rate of recovery, in order to decrease the amount of this material that ends up in landfills.

The project will last four years and includes the participation of another 21 European companies and organizations within the framework of the SPIRE H2020 project.

Through innovative and efficient solutions, we can recycle plastic materials, both from post-consumer origin, which have reached the end of their useful life, as well from post-industrial origin, which was produced during the transformation process from raw materials to final products.

This project is based on three innovative pillars

Chemical recycling to recover valuable materials like carbon and glass fibers
Advanced additives used in mechanical recycling to increase the quality of recycled plastics
Plastic waste recovery as a source of carbon in the steel industry

Circular benefits

The project addresses 100% waste containing streams, ensuring the recycling of at least a 50% of total plastics containing polyurethane and polyamide, which leads to a 30% and 40% direct and indirect CO2 emissions reduction compared to virgin polymer.

Polynspire in figures

  • 32% 

    Fossil fuel reduction in the case of polyurethane

  • 34% 

    Fossil fuel reduction in the case of polyamide

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    Our circular economy projects are aligned with the key lines of our strategy and are present throughout our entire value chain, from obtaining raw materials to commercializing products and services.
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