BiOH polyols are soy-based ingredients for flexible foam in upholstered furniture, mattresses, mattress toppers, pillows, carpet cushion, and automotive seats. Traditional foam and carpet cushion ingredients are made from petroleum-based chemicals. BiOH polyols are made from a renewable resource - soybean oil. Today BiOH polyols cannot replace all of the petroleum chemicals in these products, but we are leading the industry.
Current BiOH technology allows our customers to create foam products with typical levels of renewable content from 5 to 20%. Considering that only 3 years ago all of these products were 100% petroleum-based, we think this is a significant step! However, we’re not satisfied yet; the BiOH team is committed to developing new chemistries that create products with higher levels of renewable content.
Foams made with BiOH polyols performs like the petroleum-based foams you’re used to. (In fact, the reason our customers can’t use more renewable content is because they want to ensure quality foam cushioning that will last.) Foams made with BiOH polyols have been used in the home furnishings industry by leading furniture, mattress, carpet, and automotive manufacturers since 2005 so they’ve been thoroughly tested. You get quality products that meet your needs while leaving a smaller environmental footprint.