Circularity in action, built for comfort
Orbis™ is a new revolutionary collection of sustainable PU foams made from polyols sourced from recycled post-consumer foam mattresses. Orbis™ foam is Europe’s first flexible polyurethane (PU) foam made with recycled raw materials.
The main driver behind the development of Orbis™, and other sustainable foams produced by The Vita Group, is to create a circular economy, for Orbis this means preventing post-consumer products from ending up in landfills or being incinerated, thus creating a fully circular product.
The name Orbis™ derives from the Latin for globe or circular, and this is a truly circular initiative without compromise on comfort. Vita is producing Orbis™ foam made with recycled polyols at its ICOA facility in Crancey, France, and further developments are being made in Germany. The programme aims to recycle up to 200,000 mattresses a year. The Orbis foams we produce from this ‘re-polyol’ have similar properties to those based on ‘virgin’ raw materials and can be used in all of the same applications. This means brand new mattresses can be made from recycled mattress foams.
Vita’s strategy is to embed a sustainable option into every new product we develop. Science, technology, and our deep product understanding allow Vita to innovate and redefine living spaces continuously.