The goals of this project led by AIT are the development of eco-friendly and economically viable technology and the exchange of knowledge necessary for addressing the reusability of polyurethane (PU) foam waste, which otherwise would be disposed to landfills due to the lack of efficient recycling technology. The partnership between the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand; Circularity Co. Ltd., a world’s first circular economy-based mattress subscription business start-up in Thailand; and the University of Cambridge, UK, aims for a hybrid PU foam upcycling technology based on Nanotechnology to revolutionize the PU waste recycling process and explore the circular economy business innovation opportunities for the Thai context. In parallel, the captured know-how will be disseminated through a new curriculum to engineering students and industry practitioners. The project is supported by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) through the Engineering X Transforming Systems through Partnership program; the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand; and Circularity Co. Ltd., Thailand.
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Circular System Innovation for Polyurethane Foam: Catalytic approach to upcycle foam waste from waste from mattresses & beyond
22 Dec 2021
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