Made to be made again
In a Circular Economy products, components and materials are kept in use, at their highest value, for the longest possible time. With the challenge to design new products and solutions that are 'Made to be made again', in November 2017 DSM-Niaga and Royal Auping announced a long-term collaboration to develop fully recyclable mattresses.
Building on the redesign of carpet by DSM-Niaga, a similar adhesive technology can be used to separate layers within the mattress after use. This makes it easier to recover different material streams in the recycling process, closing the materials loop for mattresses.
Auping is the first non-carpet company that will use the Niaga® technology to develop fully recyclable mattresses. The collaboration between DSM-Niaga and Auping will give complementary insights to this redesign challenge. Auping will bring in all their mattress and sleep- knowhow where DSM-Niaga will bring in its expertise and knowhow in material science for recyclability