PUERTOLLANO, Spain—Spanish chemical company Repsol S.A. will construct a $14.2 million polyurethane-to-polyol plant able to recycle more than 2,000 metric tons per year. It will use Rampf Group's Ecosolutions technology.
The plant, which will use foam collected by a number of Spain's national recovery organizations, is scheduled to come on stream in 2022.
Repsol said 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 scraps an estimated 4 million mattresses each year.