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Foam Replacement

Why choose SpringBond over PU Foam?

To the unassuming consumer, a trip down the local carpet or furniture store to buy a new sofa, bed or carpets is most likely driven by comfort, design and appearance, all the things we can touch and see. What is often not considered is the actually type of fillings inside the sofa and bed or the new underlay that’s goes under the carpet. Due to the increased popularity of PU Foam throughout the last 70 years, it’s absolutely everywhere and in most comfort areas of the home. What we don’t appreciate is that this could actually be causing us more harm than good.

But what exactly is PU foam? And is it good for us and the environment?

Polyurethane foam is produced by reacting polyols and toluene diisocyanate (TDI), both of which are derived from crude oil. The resulting product is highly flammable, which means it requires added chemicals to make it fire retardant. Whilst you will often hear that a PU foam product is recycled, this merely means that it is used in a compacted form for underlay and soundproofing. Once sent to landfill it takes over 100 years to begin to degrade, releasing toxic chemicals into the atmosphere.

Not only is this product full of chemicals but recently the upholstery industry has seen a global shortage resulting in a major impact on the production of furniture and underlay. The shortage has been a result of both chemical shortages and mechanical failure. As the industry is dominated by four foam manufacturers, the result has been extreme price manipulation and a subsequent disruption to the supply chain.

What Are The Alternatives?

There are a variety of materials such as soy and sugar that can be used to replace the petroleum polymer however the use of these crops has its own detrimental impact on the environment.

What Are The Alternatives?
So What Is The Solution?So What Is The Solution?

So What Is
The Solution?

High performance alternatives that:

  • Have no environmental impact in the production of the raw material
  • Do not require Flame Retardancy chemicals
  • Are cost effective
  • Are bio-degradable or fully recyclable at the end of life

Why Springbond?

A SMARTER ALTERNATIVE

Springbond is manufactured using fibres which have already been recycled from a number of sources including PET bottles and other single use plastics. Products that offer maximum performance with minimal environmental impact.

Why Springbond?Why Springbond?
Why Springbond?Why Springbond?

CLEANER AND GREENER

Springbond requires no added chemicals and is inherently flame retardant, already achieving British Standards BS5852/2 & BS4790.

INNOVATION FOR TOMORROW’S WORLD

Our Kytech airlay technology allows us to create a product that has industry leading properties including thermal and soundproofing insulation with virtual spring technology for a natural bounce and recovery. Our technology allows us complete flexibility to produce products of different widths, thicknesses and density to meet our customers exact requirements.

Why Springbond?Why Springbond?
Why Springbond?Why Springbond?

FULLY RECYCLABLE

Due to the nature of Springbond being manufactured from a single polymer (PET), all our products are fully recyclable. At the end of Springbonds product life-cycle, it can be remade into PET for a variety of uses including plastic bottles or even underlay again, meaning no product waste at all. Unlike the chemicals found in PU Foam, Springbond has virtually zero VOC’s. Our products therefore contribute to healthier homes and cleaner air.

Putting Plastic
In Its Place

We’re on a mission to help tackle the problem of plastic waste. That’s why we’ve partnered up with Plastic Oceans, who like us want to stop plastic pollution within a generation.

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