From solvent- to water-based
In 2018, Colet began transitioning from solvent-based to water-based adhesives. According to Piotr Rólka, CEO of Colet, this switch had two main reasons. The first was the demand from the market. “In the German market, the mattresses had to become more environmentally friendly. Consumers preferred to sleep on mattresses that do not contain harmful chemicals.” The second important reason was the safety in the workplace. Piotr Rólka wants to eliminate hazards in his factory as much as possible. “Since water-based adhesives are less harmful to workers' health during application, the decision was easily made.” As a result, Colet has become one of the first mattress producers in its region to use water-based instead of solvent-based adhesives.