Sustainability & Innovation

Successful innovations

Recticel aims to be the leading global provider of high value added comfort solutions in all its core markets. Our focus is on supporting key worldwide trends such as environment protection, energy conservation, aging and increasing population and water management.

We are proud of our past accomplishments, such as the development of rigid foam applied in high performance thermal insulation panels, and flexible foam developments resulting in comfortable and ergonomic seating and sleeping products. By further coordinating our R&D with important societal challenges, we will maintain our ability to develop products and applications with a positive impact on society. For example: 

  • Our Insulation business line introduced several new solutions, including a higher-performance product with an extremely competitive insulation factor (Lambda) of 0.019 W/mK. These PIR panels, commercialised under the Xentro® brand, offer a 13% improvement in thermal insulation through improved chemistry, for energy cost savings. Also, the new Du.Panel® X boards offer improved thermal insulation solutions – this in combination with a good fire resistance – and are particularly designed for stables and storage rooms. Finally, fiber-bonded foams have been added to the product portfolio in order to improve the acoustic characteristics of thermal insulation panels.. 

 

  • Our Bedding business line launched the new GELTEX® 2.0 generation of foam, which offers an improved mix of optimal pressure distribution, ideal support and maximum climate properties. More particularly, GELTEX® 2.0 adds unprecedented performance durability, as well as improved sustainability through the use of CO2 based polyols. This key innovation effort offers Recticel a technological advance in the market.Beka Geltex 2.0.jpg

 

  • In our Flexible Foams business line a customer-driven approach led to a cutting-edge concept for industrial equipment: Silentium³. The Silentium Triplex approach consists of three steps, undertaken by acoustic engineers in cooperation with the client, to analyse the specific machine and define the ultimate and tailored solution. For our third-party bedding customers, we developed the new comfort foam, angelpearl®.

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  • Our Automotive business line began marketing and prototyping the new Colo-Sense® X-Lite, an improved version of the Colo-Sense® Lite high performance skin for automotive interiors. Colo-Sense® X-Lite enables further weight reduction as well as packaging efficiency during transportation, responding to OEMs’ constant search for lighter products.

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Innovative polyurethane

Innovation makes our lives comfortable, convenient and environmentally friendly. Polyurethanes help to create jobs and reduce CO2 emissions. Watch this video to find out how!