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Polyurethane (PU) is a versatile polymer that has many applications, for example in coatings for the automotive industry, in mattresses and furniture upholstery, in insulation boards and in foams for construction. However, PU is also often poorly recyclable and made with toxic and fossil raw materials.
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The Flemish-Dutch Interreg project BioNIPU has developed a solution to this: more sustainable, bio-based polyurethane without diisocyanates (NIPU) for applications in the textile and synthetic rubber (elastomer) industry. Meanwhile, a bio-based content of 90% is achievable. The results were discussed at a closing meeting at Centexbel in Zwijnaarde (near Ghent, Belgium).

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