Dow Introduces the Bedding Industry’s First Ultra Airflow and Moisture-Wicking Memory Foam Technology

Memory foam bedding seems to provide everything a consumer is looking for with its cushy, soft feel that forms to the body. However, the traditional closed cell foam structure traps heat and moisture which increases the body temperature, creating an uncomfortable sleep environment. This no longer has to be the case with Dow's newest material: Dow ComfortScience VORA Zzz Ultra High Airflow and Moisture-Wicking Foam Technology - a revolutionary foam that promises cooler temperatures and less tossing and turning.

Delivering a consumer solution for hot sleepers who are looking for the contouring comfort of foam, this Dow polyurethane innovation provides increased airflow and quick moisture-wicking capabilities resulting in better heat and moisture disbursement.

“Multiple medical studies show the link between a good night’s sleep and positive health benefits,” said Doug Todd, Marketing Director, Dow Polyurethanes. “Putting our material science know-how to work, we developed a novel product for mattresses to provide a more restful, deeper sleep.”

VORA Zzz Ultra High Airflow and Moisture-Wicking Foam Technology was recently nominated as one of three finalists for the 2016 Polyurethane Innovation Award at the annual Center of Polyurethane Industry (CPI) conference. Todd presented Dow’s technology during the Opening Session on Sept. 26 at the Baltimore Hilton. Each conference attendee will have the opportunity to vote for one finalist and the winner will be announced at the conference’s Closing Session on Sept. 28.

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About Dow Polyurethanes: Dow Polyurethanes develops and delivers a broad portfolio of technologies and customized solutions to customers in a variety of industries under its DurableScience, ComfortScience and InsulationScience category brands. Applications range from industrial and infrastructure solutions, to consumer comfort solutions in flooring, furniture bedding and footwear, to energy-efficient insulation materials. The business manufactures and sells key chemical components as well as fully-formulated polyurethane systems for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, and coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and composites. Dow is the world's largest producer of propylene oxide (PO), propylene glycol (PG), and polyether polyols, and is a leading producer of quality aromatic isocyanates, such as MDI. Striving to meet the specific needs of its customers in their local geographic regions, Dow Polyurethanes operates a global network of production sites and systems houses, as well as innovation and service centers. The business has an ongoing initiative to lead the industry in providing high-performance products that meet critical market needs and contribute to a more comfortable, healthier and resilient society.