OUR MATERIALS 2022-07-21

Back to the Basics; The 3 R’s of Making Foam Sustainably

Reducing Our Reliance on Fossil Fuels

DSC intends to do all we can to play the role of a good corporate global citizen. That includes the reduction of our use of fossil fuel-based oils. Primarily, this is done by replacing these scarce resources with recycled production foam waste, and bio oils.

Reduce. Reuse. Regrind.

At DSC, we have been incorporating sustainable manufacturing practices, perhaps before sustainability was a commonly used term.  Since our beginnings in the 1940s we have continually strived to find manufacturing processes that lead to the most efficient use of materials. These practices include the gathering of any usable foam waste from in-house foam production or from our finished goods partners, recycle that waste and turn it into a new opportunity to create. We screen the waste carefully, sort by color and regrind into pellets or powder form. This process allows us to: 1) Reduce DSC's waste footprint, 2) Reuse manufacturing waste, and 3) Regrind into new colorful pellets or powder which can then be used in future sustainable foam batches.

 

3R Foam –  Lower Carbon Footprint with Uncompromised Performance

DSC produces various 3R foams in all of our foam families:   Dreamcell, Durapontex, and Ecotech.  Our 3R foam series contains at least 20% eco content which includes at least 10% of recycled waste. Currently our highest recycled content in 3R foam selection contains at least 70% eco content which is found in our Durapontex Supreme series. We continue to innovate premium sustainable foam products that produce less carbon, yet still deliver the highest level of comfort along with uncompromised performance.

 

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