Committed To Sustainable Solutions

Driving Sustainability With Innovative Chemistry

Globally, the polyurethane industry has faced significant environmental challenges. Pacific Urethanes established a sustainability vision to address this concern and adopted the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System in 2014.

However, the scope of the ISO14001 standard was limited to the environmental impact of the local operations and had a low effect on CO2 reduction. Hence, broader sustainability goals were established to shift to Net Zero (CO2 emissions) by 2050.

Sustainability at the Core

We have integrated the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve our sustainability goals.

Inspired by our support towards net zero 2050, Pacific Urethanes creates innovative products and engages in meaningful environmental and community projects to help solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Introducing HFC Free Technology – Blowing Agent

We acknowledge our part in contributing to a sustainable future.​ Together with our suppliers and customers, we work towards accelerating Net Zero transformation by the end of 2025.​

We are ahead of the market by eliminating harmful chemicals from our formulations. We are also market leaders in offering HFC (Hydrofluorocarbons)—free Technology, a blowing agent used in polyurethane formulations. The current HFC solution in the market has a global warming potential of 912 times CO2. Although only 10% of the formulation, it emits 36.5 times more carbon than 90% of the raw material components.

By replacing 1 kilogram of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in our products, we save the equivalent of 912kg of CO2 from entering the atmosphere

HFC-Free Technology Results

Recycled Feed Stocks & Bio-Based Sources​

Sustainable Polyols

We can formulate with bio-based polyols such as castor and cashew nut oil. They deliver similar performance characteristics to existing polyols. These alternatives can provide up to 8.5kg of reduction in embodied carbon per kg vs fossil fuel-based alternatives.


Sustainable MDI (Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate)

We recently launched our new sustainably derived polymeric isocyanate​. The product is derived from plant-based benzene, chemically identical to fossil-based alternatives​ , and is a drop-in alternative for our environmentally conscious customers​.

End Of Life


Chemical Recycling

A range of sophisticated chemical methods such as glycolysis and hydrolysis are being used to convert waste polyurethane into base polyols that can be re-used in new polyol formulations.

Mechanical Recycling

Waste polyurethane is physically transformed by granulating to small manageable particles. This is then combined with a polyurethane binder and moulded to manufacture new components.

Energy Recycling

Polyurethane contains the same amount of energy as coal on a tonne for tonne basis. This makes it an efficient feedstock for municipal incinerators that use the energy generated to heat public buildings.


ISO Certifications

In line with our ISO14001 environmental certification,we are continuously developing eco-friendly and sustainable products to reduce our environmental footprint’​”

Owen Stam, Technical Director