Eco-mobilier unites with manufacturers to form new partnerships for innovation

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In order to anticipate the increase of used mattresses, duvets and pillows collection in France, Eco-mobilier wishes to promote the creation of new markets to recycle these products. To meet this challenge, Eco-mobilier offers industrial players to launch new innovation partnerships that focus on developing new materials, technologies and applications.

Eco-mobilier collects used mattresses since 2013, and duvets and pillows since 2018. In 2019, the volumes collected already reached 66 000 tonnes. Thus, Eco-mobilier wishes to create new markets for the materials that come from these used products, and launches “innovation partnerships” with industrial actors.

You said « innovation partnerships » ?

Innovation partnerships specificity is to combine, within a single long-term contract:

  • A R&D phase, which aims at developing new solutions and can be backed with a financial aid depending on industrial players’ commitments to Eco-mobilier;
  • A commercial and industrial operating phase, which will enable Eco-mobilier to guarantee the actors a stable sourcing in end-of-life materials, both in quantity and prices.

This type of contract is particularly suitable for developing industries, which require a long-term commitment from the stakeholders in order to emerge.

Aims of the partnerships

The partnerships, which maximum duration is 5 years, shall:

  • Ensure the development of new applications that come from the mechanical recycling of used mattresses polyurethane and latex foams;
  • Ensure the development of chemical recycling technologies for used mattresses polyurethane and duvets and pillows polyester fiberfill;
  • Enable the development of investments in pilot projects, demonstrators and recycling plants in France;
  • Create new effective markets for end-of-life materials through the industrial and commercial operation of the concerned recycling units.

How to participate ?

Consult the contract notice

Application files submission with our platform consultation.eco-mobilier.fr accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

APPLICATION DEADLINE : April 30th 2020 at 12.00 a.m.

Publié le 11/03/2020