As the saying goes, you make the bed you lie in—and the right mattress plays a major role. Viscoelastic mattresses made of polyurethane (PU) foam provide for a restful and healthy sleep thanks to their special feature of adapting to the body in its individual sleeping position. PU additives from Evonik also play a role in ensuring that people get a good night’s sleep on foam mattresses.
Polyurethane foam additives from Evonik might only make up at most 2 percent of the final product in a flexible foam mattress, but they play an essential role in its comfort. Due to their cell-stabilizing and regulating properties, they ensure that the mattress gently embraces the body. Foam mattresses gently mold to the body under pressure and heat, thereby providing relief. What’s more, they aren’t just soft — they are also very lightweight and are therefore easy to rotate. Foam is among the best insulating mattress materials, and stays cool and retains warmth.
Evonik is a global market leader in polyurethane foam additives. The Comfort & Insulation Business Line of the Nutrition & Care Segment supplies additives for applications in many areas. They aren’t just found in mattresses, but also in car interior, upholstery material are used to insulate refrigerators, in building facades and many more applications. “It’s not just additives that we offer. We also go far beyond that, supporting our customers with our knowledge of chemical processes, production processes, and key industry trends,” says Dr. Thomas Riermeier, head of Comfort & Insulation Business Line.
Applied technology laboratories in Europe, North and South America, and Asia are constantly developing new foam formulations for customers. “Our goal is to use our products and know-how to be as close to our customers as possible and thus set the standards for our entire industry,” said Riermeier.