"We anticipate that customers will be pleased with the capabilities of the machine. We have channeled a lot of effort into this project in order to demonstrate that foam recycling can be economically viable," says Steven English, business development director, Dow Polyurethanes. "A considerable amount of scrap is made whenever flexible slab and molded foams are produced. The scrap has some value when it is reused for re-bonding applications, such as carpet padding and NVH (noise/vibration/harshness) cushioning for automobiles. However, the supply of scrap usually outstrips demand, so this value fluctuates. Moreover, much of the scrap produced is unsuitable for these applications, and must be directed to a landfill."
For further information, visit the Web sites www.dow.com or www.mobiustechnologies.com.
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