Puertollano, Spain – Repsol is to construct a EUR12m, 2kT/year polyurethane-to-polyol plant. It will use Rampf’s Ecosolutions technology.
The plant, which will use foam collected by a number of Spain's national recovery organisations, is scheduled to come on stream in 2022.
Repsol said that the Rampf Ecosolutions process will 'produce recycled polyol with the quality adapted to be used in flexible foam slabstock applications'.
The move is part of Repsol's plan to turn its production sites into areas with a low, zero or even negative carbon footprint. Spain generates an estimated 4m scrap mattresses each year.