OMFI pioneers the first biobased TPE suspension for bed slats

Italian plastic injection moulding specialist, OMFI srl, has recently designed and created an innovative "green" alternative in bed slat suspensions.

Founded over 40 years ago, the Frigerio family-run company has been designing moulds and producing technical articles of quality, particularly for the home furnishing industry.

OMFI has developed and produced the first suspension for bed slats produced in bioplastics using the new TPE Bio-based Megol Bio which was developed by API Spa, a producer of customised thermoplastic compound materials and elastomers, also based in Italy.

According to OMFI, this innovative suspension is not only 100% recyclable, being made of thermoplastic resin of the TPE-SEBS family, but it also maintains a series of technical and functional advantages such as resistance to ageing and good and constant elastic qualities.

In addition, API’s Megal Bio used contains up to 25% of renewable resources, which is of clear benefit to the environment.

This factor results in a benefit that can be measured by the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) according to the ISO 14040-14044 standards, a method that analyses the environmental impact of a product throughout its entire life cycle, right from the selection of raw materials used in production until its full and final disposal.

The Megol Bio family of compounds is based on raw materials from renewable sources and vegetable crops thus contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions and greenhouse gases, the saving of fossil resources and the efficient use of agricultural resources.

This project confirmsOMFI historical orientation towards innovation that since 1963 has designed and manufactured technologically advanced solutions and this further strengthens the partnership between OMFI and API in finding solutions with a low environmental impact.


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