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The Origin™ story

Vita has a long history of exploring innovative, sustainable products and solutions. In the 1970s, we introduced round block foam to reduce waste. In 2000 we became the first in Europe to manufacture flexible foams using sustainably sourced polyols.

Vita Origin’s product range is an award-winning new generation of sustainable foams at The Vita Group. All Origin™ products contain sustainably sourced plant-based polyol as an alternative to petrochemical-based feedstocks.

Working with multiple stakeholders, The Vita Group continues to be at the vanguard of using lower carbon and more sustainable alternative raw materials suitable for more comprehensive bedding, upholstery, and consumer applications.

Origin™ is produced using polyols from plants such as soy, and castor oil and is developed specifically for the Bedding and Furniture industries. Origin™ is also available in Combustion Modified grades suitable for bedding and upholstery industries.

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Plant-based Bio Polyols

The Vita Group majorly uses three main sustainably sourced plant-based polyol as an alternative to petrochemical-based feedstocks.

Polyol 1 - Castor Oil based polyol

To ensure the utmost sensation of relief and wellbeing, our Origin™ foam is infused with sustainably sourced castor oil. Castor oil is often used in medicine and skincare due to its natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities.

Application includes:

  • Hybrid mattress
  • Cut and moulded pillows
  • Consumer goods
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Polyol 2 - Soy oil based polyol

In 2019, we introduced a range of Combustion Modified Ether (CME) foam products infused with soy oil-based polyols. The foams in this award-winning FRee™ foam range achieve the high standards of fire safety required by UK and Irish regulations without compromising technical performance or chemical safety.

Application includes:

  • Bedding
  • Furniture and Upholstery

Awards and International Recognition

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Interzum Home 2021

The VitaRest Origin™ pillow, incorporating castor oil to help achieve a better night’s sleep and is made using bio-polyols, has won the prestigious High Product Quality award at Interzum 2021.

UTECH Europe 2021

The Vita Group, Europe’s leading flexible foam solutions provider, has other prominent awards at the world-leading furniture trade fair 2021 UTECH Europe Award 2021. Vita Origin™  has further been recognised for its innovative approach and received the prestigious  Innovation of the year at UTECH Europe Award 2021.

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NBF awards 2019

FRee™ is TCPP-free, scorch-free and has reduced odour yet makes no compromise on quality, performance or fire retardancy. Vita FRee™ foam, is the proud winner of the prestigious NBF Innovation of the Year Award for 2019/20.



Vita Origin™ is a new sustainable foam innovation by Vita which is suitable for a wide variety of bedding, furniture and technical industry applications. Origin™ is commercially available as Standard Ether, High Resilience foam and Combustion Modified grades.

Comfort Applications

Vita Origin™ flexible PU foams are made with plant bio polyols and provide optimum support and ventilation to all bedding and comfort applications.

Application Includes:

  • Mattress
  • Toppers
  • Pillows
  • Bed in Box

Comfort Applications

From high-end seating to living room couches,  Vita Origins®’ custom-cut pads can help breathe new life into consumer products.

Application Includes:

  • High-end seating
  • Furniture upholstery
  • Bedding

High end automotive seating

The Vita Group takes pride in being a strong and reliable supplier and development partner to the automotive market.

Application Includes:

  • Soft interior trim
  • Seals and gaskets
  • NVH

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