DowIcon_Default_EventsAsset 105 chart_icon form-checkmark form-radio__bullet cog icon profile-icon-header profile-locked-icon-header cart-icon-header region-icon-header nav_call home_sds homepage_hero_new--rollover list-bullet nav-close nav-close nav-hamburger nav-right-arrow--mobile nav_brochures nav_call nav_cart nav_case_studies nav_check_mark nav_close_x nav_common_questions nav_distributor nav_driving_directions nav_exclamation_point nav_external_links nav_find_formulations nav_find_products nav_info nav_learn_how_to_use nav_literature nav_lock nav_map nav_media_center nav_pdf nav_quick_checkout nav_read_latest_news nav_sample nav_selection_guides nav_tooltip nav_white_papers noav-icon-safe-handling-18x18 pdp-add_part_number pdp-arrow--left pdp-arrow--right pdp-box Funnel pdp-list_collapse pdp-list_expand Vector Smart Object12 Vector Smart Object12 pdp-shopping_cart social_facebook social_google social_linkedin social_pinterest social_rss social_twitter social_youtube utility-search utility-tooltip voc_icon > technical_content
[{"values":[{"value":"Português-Portuguese","languageCode":"pt-br","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"日本語-Japanese","languageCode":"ja-jp","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"中文-Chinese","languageCode":"zh-cn","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"English","languageCode":"en-us","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"Español-Spanish","languageCode":"es-es","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"한국어-Korean","languageCode":"ko-kr","link":"javascript:void(0);"}],"label":"BR","default":"pt-br"},{"values":[{"value":"Português-Portuguese","languageCode":"pt-br","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"日本語-Japanese","languageCode":"ja-jp","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"中文-Chinese","languageCode":"zh-cn","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"English","languageCode":"en-us","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"Español-Spanish","languageCode":"es-es","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"한국어-Korean","languageCode":"ko-kr","link":"javascript:void(0);"}],"label":"JP","default":"ja-jp"},{"values":[{"value":"Português-Portuguese","languageCode":"pt-br","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"日本語-Japanese","languageCode":"ja-jp","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"中文-Chinese","languageCode":"zh-cn","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"English","languageCode":"en-us","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"Español-Spanish","languageCode":"es-es","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"한국어-Korean","languageCode":"ko-kr","link":"javascript:void(0);"}],"label":"CN","default":"zh-cn"},{"values":[{"value":"Português-Portuguese","languageCode":"pt-br","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"日本語-Japanese","languageCode":"ja-jp","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"中文-Chinese","languageCode":"zh-cn","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"English","languageCode":"en-us","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"Español-Spanish","languageCode":"es-es","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"한국어-Korean","languageCode":"ko-kr","link":"javascript:void(0);"}],"label":"US","default":"en-us"},{"values":[{"value":"Português-Portuguese","languageCode":"pt-br","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"日本語-Japanese","languageCode":"ja-jp","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"中文-Chinese","languageCode":"zh-cn","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"English","languageCode":"en-us","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"Español-Spanish","languageCode":"es-es","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"한국어-Korean","languageCode":"ko-kr","link":"javascript:void(0);"}],"label":"ES","default":"es-es"},{"values":[{"value":"Português-Portuguese","languageCode":"pt-br","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"日本語-Japanese","languageCode":"ja-jp","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"中文-Chinese","languageCode":"zh-cn","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"English","languageCode":"en-us","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"Español-Spanish","languageCode":"es-es","link":"javascript:void(0);"},{"value":"한국어-Korean","languageCode":"ko-kr","link":"javascript:void(0);"}],"label":"KR","default":"ko-kr"}]
true

INFINAIR™

Polymers for Loop Technology

Dow INFINAIR™ – The perfect, sustainable polyolefin elastomer innovation for mattresses

Dow’s INFINAIR™ Polyolefin Elastomers (POE) can provide good processability and recyclability

INFINAIR™ is a new sustainably developed polyolefin elastomer (POE) based solution for loop technology specifically designed for 3D Loop markets. Launched in January 2021, this innovative material can be used in a wide variety of applications, from residential mattresses to pet beds, baby pillows, medical mattresses, and outdoor furniture.

The INFINAIR™ solution is developed by fusing thermoplastic elastomer filaments to form thousands of bonded loops by a melt extrusion and water-cooling process. It is specially designed for 3D Loop fiber extrusion along with an optimized crystallinity to maximize the hardness of fiber and bonding strength of fiber loops.

That’s why the 3D Loop material made from INFINAIR™ offers better airflow, support, and comfort compared to traditional foam materials. Its 90%+ open structure and elastomeric nature embodies mattresses with the following traits:

  • 100% recyclability with multiple second life applications
  • High rebound and support
  • Even body weight distribution
  • Adjustable hardness and customizable comfort
  • Noise-free solutions
  • Superior breathability, washability, and quick drying
  • Anti-odor and anti-bacterial properties
Loops of polymers for mattresses

What makes an ideal mattress?

Comfort? Rebound? Breathability? Washability? Today’s customers aren’t just satisfied with one aspect – they want all the above for the best quality sleep. INFINAIR™, the latest polyolefin elastomer (POE) innovation from Dow, embodies all these traits, allowing you to produce mattresses that customers love in an environmentally sustainable way.

Expanding converters’ creativity with disruptive mattress technology

noav-content-infinair-macro-375x210

Dow utilized innovations from the cutting edge of product design, catalyst, and process technology to ensure that INFINAIR™ polyolefin elastomers are high quality and provide good processability and recyclability. Compared to other polyolefin and mattress products, Dow INFINAIR™ polyolefin elastomers show easy extrusion and better fiber bonding when making the 3D Loop.

The versatility and customizability of INFINAIR™ enable converters to break free from the traditional limitations of conventional materials, allowing them to unleash their creativity and produce innovative mattress and bedding products that meet evolving customer needs.

  • High flexibility in matching different equipment processing conditions
  • Broad portfolio and formulation options to meet various application requirements
  • Strong innovation capabilities to facilitate continuous performance upgrades

Empowering sustainable living and the Circular Economy

Foam mattresses are among the top landfill materials around the globe. Innovative 3D Loop mattresses are easier to recycle than mattresses made with traditional foams, and could help prevent millions of tons of waste.

We designed INFINAIR™ POE 3D Loop to be almost 100% recyclable as part of our vision to advance the Circular Economy. The material’s thermoplastic nature makes it very easy to break down into material that can enjoy a second life as furniture, footwear, and infrastructure like running tracks and playgrounds. The production of INFINAIR™ POE 3D Loop is also clean, solvent-free, adhesive-free and with little volatile organic compounds (VOC). All those ensure this material’s low carbon footprint.

While INFINAIR™ POE 3D Loop will help millions around the world enjoy quality rest, it will also help save millions of tons of plastic waste and reduce emissions, helping brands and converters meet environmental sustainability goals.

Speak with an expert about INFINAIR™ Polymers for Loop Technology

 

Our Customer Privacy Notice — Marketing & Sales provides detailed information about the personal data we collect and process, the purposes for which we use the data, the legal bases we rely on, the third parties with whom we share the data, how long we keep the data, etc. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Statement.

Edit Form Success Content