Using Recycled Mattress Textiles to Make Composite Products 

Posted: October 2023

Category: New Markets

MRC funded a research project by Dr. Ram Gupta of Pittsburg State University, who successfully produced a soybean oil-based polyurethane composite that incorporates non-woven recycled mattress textiles – shoddy, cotton and coconut coir – that could be used to manufacture durable composite products suitable for construction, automotive and other applications. The end results were a low carbon footprint composite with excellent physical properties and versatile end uses.