Midland, Michigan – A new ultra-high airflow and moisture wicking foam from Dow Polyurethanes is designed to make memory foam mattresses more comfortable. Dow ComfortScience Vora Zzz foam technology allows more breathable mattresses to be manufactured. These are able to regulate local temperature and humidity throughout the night, Dow said.
A traditional closed-cell foam structure traps heat and moisture. This will increase body temperature, making a bed less comfortable. The properties of the new Dow foam significantly reduce the impact of this phenomenon, said the chemicals giant.
Dow added that increased airflow and good moisture wicking properties are the keys to this greater comfort.
Traditional high-airflow foams typically achieve 0.085–0.1 m3/min, whereas with Vora Zzz foam, the airflow is nearly three-fold higher, at 0.23–0.25m3/min. Dow claims that this means less heat and moisture remain trapped in the mattress.
Furthermore, its 0.2 second moisture-wicking capability takes moisture away from the body much faster than a traditional foam mattress.
“Multiple medical studies show the link between a good night’s sleep and positive health benefits,” says Dow Polyurethanes marketing director Doug Todd. “Putting our material science know-how to work, we developed a novel product for mattresses to provide a more restful, deeper sleep.”