Sleep Studio Intros Eco-friendly Gel Memory Foam
Staff Staff -- Furniture Today, December 13, 2010
NEW YORK - Sleep Studio has unveiled a line of mattress toppers and pillows using gel memory foam.
The base of the new material is the same great Visco-Fresh foam that was voted the "Best Organic/Eco-Friendly New Product" by Home Textiles Today readers in March of 2007.
"Made with a patented process called Nanogel technology, the gel memory foam boasts personalized support, adding support specifically where it is needed the most, and creates an ideal sleeping climate that's both cool and dry," according to the company.
The material also neutralizes body heat and wicks away moisture. The gel also provides even weight distribution and combats sagging.
In addition, the gel memory foam has boasts eco credentials by removing up to 10% of the petroleum-based ingredients typically found in traditional memory foams. That portion has been replaced with natural, plant-based oils.
"The unique formula utilizes ingredients derived from castor beans which have a lower carbon footprint in production than soy beans," according to the company.
In addition, green tea was added to the formula to eliminate the foam odor and leave a fresh scent. The product also eliminated chlorinated fire retardants while still passing fire codes, according to Sleep Studio.
Sleep Studio's proprietary, eco-friendly MicroSafe is antimicrobial treatment for polyurethane foams is also part of the mix. MicroSafe guards against bacterial odors and resists mold and mildew. The treatment also safely breaks down in the environment in six months in water and soil. As it is non water-soluable, it does not leach into the water as it breaks down.
The new collection has received the CertiPUR-US seal for polyurethane foam products that have been tested and certified by an independent laboratory to meet specific criteria for physical performance, indoor emissions and environmental stewardship.
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