Minneapolis, Minnesota -- Cargill says memory foam mattresses made with its BiOH soya-based visco polyols ingredient dissipate heat 25 percent faster than memory foams using conventional infused-gel technology.
The company claims its testing shows that polyurethane foams produced with the new BiOH polyols offer a cooler, more comfortable night's sleep, while providing other memory foam benefits. The results follow two years of product development research, the Minnesota-based company said.
"Temperature is a critical element in a good night's sleep," noted Kelsey Ness, marketing manager for the BiOH brand in a 1 Feb news release. "Research shows that the closer a person can stay to their body's natural 'set point,' the more rested they will be in the morning."
She added, "Foams made with the new BiOH visco polyols not only dissipate heat more quickly, but also, because they are nature-based, are less sensitive to temperature overall."
BiOH's visco polyols are a soya-based ingredient, resulting from Cargill's research and development in visco elastic memory foam polyol technology.
Foams made with the new BiOH ingredients can incorporate more than 70 percent renewable polyols, twice the percentage of renewable ingredients in the foam products previously available, according to Cargill.
Cargill added that its new visco polyols are now commercially available to foam producers and bedding manufacturers.