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A Global Leader in Foam Technology
Using the very best in custom design polyurethane foam technology, Elite Comfort Solutions is an expert in the development of innovative consumer and industrial products. We are an experienced converter of technology, and we bring that knowledge to our OEMs, DTCs, fabricators, and producers of bedding, furniture, packaging, automotive, aerospace, marine, and medical products. With a clear vision on comfort design, performance, quality manufacturing, and outstanding customer service, we look forward to supporting your needs.
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Increase Cooling Capacity with Open-Cell Viscoelastic Foam
Advanced Memory Foam represents a new generation of viscoelastic foam specifically designed to target the main weaknesses of conventional memory foam. This breathable and odorless foam features dramatically improved static and dynamic fatigue properties. Advanced Memory Foam opens the cell structure and improves air flow by 95%. It also dissipates heat and moisture three times faster than conventional memory foam. The unique open-cell structure of Advanced Memory Foam improves heat flow by enabling higher conductivity and allowing heat to leave the foam through convection.
- Dramatically enhanced air flow
- Superior heat and moisture dissipation
- Improved pressure distribution
- Outstanding static and dynamic fatigue properties
- Pure and virtually odorless nature
- Compatible with TDI, MDI, and blended isocyanates
- Greater control of physical attributes (cell size, Tg, recovery rate, strength, durability, etc.) independent of target density and hardness
True, Durable Visco Properties
Advanced Memory Foam is the first polyurethane foam designed to have true viscoelastic properties without relying on cell tightness to achieve a slow recovery rate. Since the viscoelastic properties are attributed to the structure of the polymer, Advanced Memory Foam foams retain visco properties when undergoing static and dynamic loads of pressure. The open-cell nature of Advanced Memory Foam also enables it to relax more quickly in response to body heat, providing greater comfort and support.
The molecular structure of Advanced Memory Foam gives it a much larger temperature performance range than conventional memory foam by stretching its glass transition over an exceptionally wide range. The result is open-cell visco foam that minimizes stiffness with high pressure-relieving capability.
Great Pressure Relief and Support
Temperature & Pressure Additives rapidly adapt to individual needs to support and cushion the body. Gel-infusion technology provides enhanced support in deep compression areas, while individual gel particles interact to add the pressure response characteristics of pure gel to the softness and comfort of viscoelastic foam.
Integration of gel into viscoelastic foam results in a widening of the glass transition temperature range of conventional memory foam. This allows Temperature & Pressure Additives to provide greater pressure relief and comfort across a wide range of temperatures.
- Compression distribution and durability
- Enhanced thermal conductivity
- Broad temperature performance range
- Seven times greater capacity and conductivity than convention visco foams
- Powerful thermo regulator
- Provides great pressure relief and comfort across a wide range of temperatures
- Hypoallergenic, naturally antimicrobial, and odor minimizing
A Cool and Comfortable Sleeping Experience
Temperature & Pressure Additives combine highly conductive, open-cell visco with the high heat capacity and conductivity of gel to produce a very powerful thermoregulator. The result is an improved thermal conductivity up to 7 times greater than that of conventional visco foams, which allows a cooler and more comfortable sleeping experience.
Temperature & Pressure Additives maintain a comfort zone of support where weight is smoothly distributed while being able to repeatedly withstand high loads of pressure that would normally overload visco foam. This visco-gel hybrid provides a smooth transition from great pressure relief in the comfort zone (top 60% of compression) to greater support in the deep compression range (60-90% compression).
Elevating the Cooling Story to Bidirectional Thermoregulation
Surface Infused PCM phase-change microGel technology represents a bidirectional thermoregulation of the bedding microclimate. This revolutionary gel-encapsulation process of phase change materials (PCMs) elevates the cooling technology of Temperature & Pressure Additives viscoelastic foams to a new level. By maintaining an optimal temperature through an infinitely reversible molecular transformation, restful sleep can be achieved!
The distribution of phase change material throughout the foam, as well as the fast conductivity of the open-cell visco/gel combination, enable Surface Infused PCM material to meet the temperature needs of different regions of the body. Body heat can be absorbed from high temperature areas like the torso and rapidly transfer to the cooler extremities. This results in a uniform distribution of heat throughout the mattress to maintain a comfortable temperature for restful sleep.
- Has the ability to absorb or liberate large amounts of heat depending on the temperature needs
- Adapts to the needs of both hotter and cooler parts of the body
- Retains flexibility, durability, and support of Temperature & Pressure Additives visco
- Maintains the bed microclimate at optimal sleep temperature
An Extremely High Heat Capacity Maintains Optimal Temperature Levels
The unique Surface Infused PCM technology incorporates the thermoregulation of phase change material into open-cell viscoelastic gel-foam technology, providing improved temperature regulation. Studies have demonstrated that the optimal skin temperature of a person that provides most comfortable and restful sleep is 87° to 90°F (30- 32°C). This temperature is maintained through the infinitely reversible phase change of the ThermaPhase™ material, as it can absorb or liberate heat when it is in contact with a body having a surface temperature higher or lower than the target temperature.
Surface Infused PCM can act as a giant heat sink or source (depending on temperature conditions), with its heat capacity peaking at the most comfortable temperature for sleeping. Compared with conventional visco foam, Surface Infused PCM material has up to 7 times greater dynamic thermal conductivity and over 650 times greater heat capacity in the target range. Depending on the amount loaded into foam, ThermaPhase™ material can increase the foam’s thermal capacity 10-35 times.
Surface Infused PCM combines highly conductive, open-cell visco with the added heat capacity and conductivity of gel to produce a very powerful heat transfer system. Upon reaching an ideal sleeping temperature, the phase change material undergoes a molecular transformation. This change of phase results in an extremely high heat capacity that works to maintain the temperature at the optimal level.
The superior heat absorption capability of Surface Infused PCM foam becomes evident when comparing DSC data of two foams, a plain visco foam sample and a visco with 40% Surface Infused PCM incorporated into it. Conventional viscoelastic foam maintains a relatively stable heat capacity as the temperature changes, while the ThermaPhase™ visco shows a dramatic heat capacity increase in the target range. To demonstrate the superior heat capacity provided by the Surface Infused PCM material, the areas under the heat capacity curves of the two foams can be calculated within the range from room temperature (22°C) to optimal skin temperature (31°C). The areas represent the total amount of heat energy that can be stored in each foam type within this temperature range.
Enhanced Thermal Conductivity
Conventional Foam offers greatly improved thermal conductivity by combining open-cell high air flow visco with super-conductive graphite. The unique open cell polymer structure enhances air flow by 95% to produce breathable and odorless foam with superior convective heat flow. The incorporation of hyper-conductive graphite, a material that has up to ten thousand times better thermal conductivity compared to foam, dramatically enhances the thermal conductivity of viscoelastic foam.
- Enhanced thermal conductivity
- Broad temperature performance range
- Compression-conduction technology
- True, durable visco properties
- Compression forces graphite particles together, providing a highly conductive pathway for heat to move toward uncompressed adjacent foam where heat can be liberated by convection
Dynamic Thermal Conductivity
The molecular structure of graphite-infused open-cell visco gives it a much larger temperature performance range than conventional memory foam. This is achieved by stretching its glass transition over an exceptionally wide range. The result is open-cell viscoelastic foam that minimizes stiffness through its high pressure-relieving capability across an extended low temperature range.
Graphite infusion greatly improves heat transfer when the foam is compressed, leading to restricted air-flow which inhibits convective heat transfer. The enhancement is accomplished when individual graphite particles are compressed closely together, allowing for conductive heat transfer through the particles toward uncompressed parts of the foam where heat can be liberated through convection.
Conventional Foam is designed to have true viscoelastic properties without relying on cell tightness to achieve a slow recovery rate. Since the viscoelastic properties are attributed to the structure of the polymer, these properties are retained when the foam undergoes static and dynamic loads of pressure. The open-cell nature also enables the foam to relax more quickly in response to body heat, providing greater comfort and support.
Comfort With A Bounce
Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam is a highly adaptive, durable, and breathable foam specifically designed to energize in response to body heat. This provides a livelier alternative to the slow-recovery Advanced Memory Foam technology.
Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam bridges the gap between latex and memory foam by combining the superior pressure mapping of visco with the energetic feel of latex. It is ideally suited in bedding as a transition layer between the surface, which is comprised of memory foam and the base layer.
Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam provides excellent pressure mapping results because of its inherently high Pressure Relieving Index. It is ideally suited in bedding as a transition layer between the surface comprised of memory foam and the base support layers, creating a pressure gradient and providing ideal interface support for unparalleled pressure relief and pressure mapping in sleep systems.
- This hybrid provides the pressure relief of memory foam with the responsiveness and durability of latex
- Strut reinforcing technology
- Superior pressure mapping
- Exceptionally broad temperature performance range
Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam provides a new, energetic alternative to conventional viscoelastic foam that retains all of the advantages of visco, without the slow recovery. This lively alternative to visco can be produced in a very wide range of properties for a diverse array of applications, ranging from soft bedding products to high performance seating. Typically, consumers seeking an alternative to springs who do not want the dead feel of visco have turned to latex. While this meets their desire for a livelier mattress, they are often disappointed in its inferior pressure-mapping characteristics as compared to traditional visco.
Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam serves to bridge this gap between visco and latex. Its highly open, cool, and responsive polymer structure is designed to offer a superior alternative to latex or springs, all while providing outstanding pressure relief properties. Think of Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam as visco with a bounce. Compared to conventional and HR foams, Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam foam buns have very little top to bottom variation in density and IFD, which is another key factor for quality and dependability of this technology.
Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam foam provides uniform comfort over a wide temperature range. Unlike conventional visco, Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam does not stiffen in cool environments because its glass transition temperature (Tg) is tuned to perform over a broad temperature range. Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam has been designed to soften slightly with elevated temperature and this is the key to providing lively comfort and excellent pressure-relief.
Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam is formulated using advanced SRT technology, which transfers polymer from cell membranes to reinforce the cell superstructure. This unique design produces much better dynamic fatigue properties than conventional or HR foam, and extremely low compression set losses (typically less than 1.5% loss with the 90% AS™ compression test).
Triply Enhanced Thermal Conductivity
Advanced Molding Technology infused foam offers superior thermal conductivity by combining three highly conductive materials: open-cell high air-flow Advanced Memory Foam, ThermaGel™, and the super-conducting graphite. The result is a 46% enhancement of regular open-cell visco heat flow, and up to 7 times better conductivity than that of conventional memory foam.
Graphite infusion greatly improves heat transfer when the foam is compressed, leading to restricted air-flow that inhibits convective heat transfer. This is accomplished when graphite and gel particles are compressed closely together, allowing for heat transfer through the particles toward uncompressed parts of the foam where heat can be liberated through convection.
- Compression-conduction technology
- Variable support and compression distribution
- Extensive temperature performance range
- Promotes softness and durability
- Provides a highly conductive pathway for heat to move toward uncompressed adjacent foam where heat can be liberated by convection
Advanced Molding Technology infusion encompasses the exceptional performance characteristics of gel, providing superior comfort and durability. Gel infusion technology offers enhanced support in deep compression areas, where individual gel particles interact to add the pressure response characteristics of pure gel to the softness and comfort of viscoelastic foam. Combining graphite with gel significantly enhances the overall thermal conductivity, while maintaining the superior support character of gel.
Integration of gel into viscoelastic foam results in a widening of the glass transition temperature range of conventional memory foam. This allows ThermaGel™ to provide great pressure relief and comfort through a wide range of temperatures, without getting stiff at low temperatures like conventional memory foam.
Comfort for Every Season
OmniTemp™ is the next generation of Peterson viscoelastic and Energex™ Temperature Responsive Foam. Designed to have a distinctly luxurious feel while maintaining high performance and durability, OmniTemp™ is formulated to have an exceptionally low Glass Transition Temperature (Tg). This results in a high pressure relieving capability across an extended range of extremely low temperatures. OmniTemp™ foam will never stiffen in a cool bedroom, and some grades can be used even at below freezing temperatures.
OmniTemp™ foams outperform other bedding foams in nearly all categories, including breathability, moisture dissipation, low temperature performance, and dynamic thermal conductivity. Due to this low responsiveness to temperature and relative humidity conditions, OmniTemp™ foams feel consistent and comfortable in all regions, seasons, and weather conditions.
- Compared to standard visco at a similar density and IFD, OmniTemp™ has an air flow improvement of up to 20 fold.
- Enables excess body heat and moisture to be quickly and effectively transferred away from the body.
- Transfers heat through the open cells of the foam and conductive struts of the polymer, both of which rapidly channel excess heat towards the uncompressed parts of the mattress.
- Transfers heat significantly faster during the Dynamic Thermal Conductivity (DTC) test.
- OmniTemp™ visco transfers heat more than 13 times faster than conventional memory foam and up to 16 times faster than a soft latex foam sample.
Wide Temperature Performance Range
OmniTemp™ visco foams are designed to perform over an exceptionally wide temperature scale, allowing them to maintain their soft and comforting feel in any sleep environment. Normally, memory foam gets firmer in cooler environments, and some bedding products even become unpleasantly stiff in a slightly cool bedroom. The OmniTemp™ technology takes viscoelastic foam to a whole new temperature performance level, maintaining its luxurious and comfortable feel even at below freezing temperatures.
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