Introduction to Mattress Materials
Spring material is closely related to the most important support elasticity sturdy and durability degree. Spring is absolutely the most critical role. In Taiwan market, the most commonly known and popular spring materials have the following five types.
Connecting type spring
Traditional mattress uses steel wire connecting rings and rings of thick diameter wire spring to fix hardness for higher sleeping feeling. It has good hard and solid support but not clear elasticity and easy to be connected. Domestically, the life style of most old generation elders and Japanese accustoms to the use of connecting type spring mattress. However, if sleep at fixed position for long time or sit at the edge of the mattress or the four corners, or not regularly turns over the mattress will need to sink and elastic fatigue. Independent drum spring.
Independent drum spring
Independent drum spring utilizes non-woven or cotton bags packaging into bags and then glue together or seals with supersonic method. The more the number of springs means the higher the body of the spring and the softer. The maximum number of turns is 6 turns or 7 turns. The number of spring body arrangement is based on the inside diameter of the spring. The smaller the inside diameter, the required number of the spring body is higher. The mattress is, therefore, harder. The independent drum mattress spring is not hooked together by hookers. It is independent as individual springs. The turning over of people sleeping next to you will not affect the sleep of another person. At the same time, it can evenly sustain the pressure of each contacting point of the body. The body will not be suspended in air and cause sore and pain. This conforms to the advantages of ergonomics. Comparing against the connecting type spring, the sleep feeling of the independent drum mattress is softer. And the support properties of better independent drum are the same as that of connecting type spring.
Honey comb type spring
Honeycomb type independent drum is one type of materials for independent drum mattress. Its construction is the same as that of independent drum. It uses parallel layout. The special of honey comb type independent drum is that when cross layout is used, it can reduce the gaps between springs and improve support and elasticity performance and reduces the influence force of the surface of the mattress. It can closely fit the curves of human body and increase average pressure distribution and the softness, durability and elasticity of sleeping feeling.
Single steel wire spring
Springs at every point of the complete mattress are connected with a single steel wire, winding from the head of the bed to the end of the bed. Then, they are connected in parallel to make the uniqueness of the single steel wire mattress. The uniqueness is the average load distribution of support force and pressure distribution. It is the most durable spring structure.
High elasticity spring
The steel wire diameter of the high elasticity spring is 1.8mm. After the springs are made, steel wire is used to connect then into the complete mattress. The medium steel, high carbon steel, high temperature processing selected for the production can be bent to 90 degree without shape change. It has the features of high recovery elasticity and Q soft elasticity.
High support independent drum
High support independent drum is one of the types in the independent drum mattresses. The production and layout are the same as that of normal independent drum mattress. However, the diameter of the spring wire used in 2.4mm refined high carbon steel. The designed number of spring is 660 units 5 ft. It can maintain stability and at the same time does not have too soft sleeping feeling. It is the best selection for consumers used to hard mattress.
What are foam materials
Foam mixes appropriate amount of polyurethane and foaming agents into closed mold. The reactions caused by the foaming agent lead to the expansion of resins and fill the cavity of the mold. After the reaction is completed, foams are removed.
The production method for foam is commonly called foaming
Mix raw materials and foaming agents and place into sealed mold. The resin is heated and expanded to form the foam and removed. High-density foam has high elasticity. High-density foam has good elasticity recovery, durable, pressure resistance and not easy to develop fatigue. The softness and the body achieve tight and comfort fit. But for good quality foam, the foaming process is more hazardous and thus, has higher costs.
Natural foam rubber
Pure natural foam rubber is taken from the rubber tree juice whose protein is rich with elasticity. Before the condensation of foam rubber, add appropriate amount air and go through vulcanization treatment to become foam. It has excellently high tension and elasticity. Foam rubber is not easy to clean and cannot be exposed directly under sunlight. If exposed under direct sunlight, it will turn yellow and harden.
Advantages of natural foam rubber
Heat dispersion, and air ventilation. Inside the natural foam rubber are many porous gas bubbles. They can be filled with air readily. While sleeping, it can release extra heat and moisture from body for body to maintain clear. The sleeping quality is good.
It is most appropriate to island weather to control rash, skin ulcer and eczema etc. sickness. Its properties are appropriate to Taiwan's humid and hot weather.
Good elasticity foam rubber is foamed naturally to generate porous structure. The inside gas bubbles may readily be filled with air. Thus, it has excellent elasticity.
Good support properties, It consists of millions of air bubbles and can sustain load evenly to distribute pressures for all parts of the body, especially neck, waist and hip.
The comfortable temperature sensing properties may be used to adjust the hardness of the mattress readily based on the changes in temperature.
While sleeping, it can achieve optimal fit and support results, and lower body pressure. Secure and noiseless unique porous gap independent support design can absorb difficult to sleep turning over noise and vibration so that sleep will not be interfered.
It has high durability because that foam rubber is natural rubber tree with foams formed through fine and delicate foaming process. It is difficult to develop elasticity fatigue or distortion. Use correctly, it can be used for 10 to 15 years.
It is safe, not toxic, and when heating, will not generate toxic gases.
It is natural and environmental friendly 100% natural foam rubber.
It has comfortable natural mild properties and when contacting skin, it will not cause allergy and has no offensive plastic odor. The materials of foam rubber are taken from natural plants. After several years or under sun exposure for 4-6 months, it will automatically be decomposed and return to the nature. It conforms to international environmental protection standards and regulations.
Around 3-4% will be allergic to foam rubber. This is foam rubber allergy. For persons allergic to foam rubber, they may use artificial foam rubber - PU foam rubber as substitute of manmade rubber. Man made Foam rubber will not release allergic reaction protein. The production of good PU foam rubber will also create superior elasticity and other advantages the same as natural foam rubber. It can also solve patients' concern on protein affects.
Memory foam is originated from US NASA. They want to prevent injuries to astronaut due to atmospheric pressure change caused impact when entering space and returning the earth. Scientists invented special materials that can absorb large pressure generated instantaneously. When using memory mattress, do not expose the mattress directly under sunlight or do not use water wash. Sun exposure and water wash will damage the structure of memory foam and shorten its service life. Around weekly or every other week, use small vacuum cleaner to clean dust and maintain cleanness.
The advantages of memory foam
Good support properties, excellent fit, may memorize the S shape curve of human body backbone and provide good back support. After pressure is released, it can gradually return to the original shape. It can make the natural body curve fit the mattress and receive complete support.
Self temperature sensing memory foam will change hardness based on temperature changes. When human body sleeps on the memory mattress, it can sense human body temperature and memorize the unique shape at different parts and set the form of the object to reduce mid night turning over and number of weakening.
It has low recovery elasticity. When laying on it, people can release fatigue quickly. The mattress body can complete fit against human curve to relax tightened muscle area. Low rebound recovery means that when head and body are laid on it, pillow and mattress will not rebound immediately and fixed at on position. In relative comparison, it can stably support and absorb pressure.
Buffer memory foam can absorb human body weight distribution and weight. It effectively slows down the pressure at the instances when body contacting the mattress. It achieves the objectives of support human body weight and prevents waist injuries effect. There is no interference due to turning over in sleep. When sleep with partners, if one person turns over frequently, the other person may be affected. The unique pressure release properties of memory foam will cause no interference between them during sleep. It can provide real good sleep quality.
Germ prevention, and mildew prevention utilize complete germ prevention dust free micro particles. It can achieve real germ prevention, mite prevention and mildew prevention. Memorize proper position can simulate human body weight distribution and body pressure.
Memorize proper positions and match each individual's different requirement to provide each own exclusive most comfortable and fit sleep enjoyment.
Secure and protect body.
Since it can accept large falling body pressure and perform buffer functions, it provides good protection reaction to the body. For backbone patients and elders, it provides secure and healthy sleep quality.
The properties of memory mattress not only can sense temperature, but also can save heat. Therefore, in the summer, in the ever-rising temperature environment, if no air conditioner is installed in door, stop use memory foam mattress temporarily. And, the disadvantage of old memory mattress is that it will harden during temperature is decreasing.
Some of the companies stress that adding anti-freeze sensing foam to the new generation silicone rubber mattress will overcome the disadvantages of gradually hardening of normal memory mattress. Memory foam products on the market. The foaming density of good memory form products shall be at least over 40% for its low recovery elasticity, high viscosity memory type and pressure absorption functions may then be felt.
Some consumers respond that the mattress is too soft. We recommend them to purchase the mattress model that combines memory foam and independent drum. It will increase the support of mattress and elasticity for more comfortable sleep.