Eupen Foam Products Expands EUCAFEEL Foam Line

Eupen Foam Products, the Belgian manufacturer of foam products, has expanded its EUCAFEEL product line to include the new HT 4525 foam. Supplementing the company’s existing portfolio with a harder foam construction, this new material is suitable for the production of high-quality mattress toppers and can also be used as a relatively soft mattress core. Like all EUCAFEEL foams, HT 4525 is elastic and durable to increase advanced pressure-relieving and moisture regulating properties.

With a compression load deflection of 2.5 kPa, the EUCAFEEL HT 4525 is firmer than the HT 4515 foam. The benefits of the higher hardness is in the new usage diversity, as Eupen Foam Products’ sales manager Pascal Timmerman explained, "Mattress manufacturers are now able to integrate HT 4525 into their mattress structure as a soft core or to produce harder mattress toppers.” This kind of mattress structure could also be combined with a topper made from the HT 4515 foam or even with existing visco-elastic foams.

The HT 4525 foam version is already ready for serial production and available, with certain manufacturers already using the foam for production of their 2016 mattress collections. Eupen Foam Products supplies EUCAFEEL foams either as raw blocks or as cut rectangular cores or plates (with more complex cuts available upon request). By default, HT 4525 is available in yellow, but each batch can be marbled with an individual coloration at the customers’ request.

Under the EUCAFEEL brand, Eupen Foam Products offers foam innovations for manufacturers in the premium segment. The special composition of the foams permits a balanced sleeping climate and ensures a high quality level. "We want to offer our customers a foam that is age-resilient and reliable in the long term," explained Timmerman. "Thanks to the special foam formula, we can combine the best moisture and heat regulation, top pressure relief and high elasticity for comfortable sleep."

The cell structure of EUCAFEEL foams is very open, while the foam is also hydrophilic due to its chemical composition. Mattress manufactures can process a product that, according to lab tests by Eupen Foam Products, can take up up to four times more moisture as compared to HR foams. This effectively prevents moisture collections at the surface to ensure a dry sleeping environment. With increased air permeability, this foam supports ventilation in the mattress.

The engineers of Eupen Foam Products have designed EUCAFEEL’s cell structure so that body heat is discharged better and spreads evenly across the entire surface. Moisture and heat regulation promote a dry, fresh and mild sleeping climate, which increases comfort. A high rebound capacity and elongation at breaks makes EUCAFEEL foams much more resilient than earlier HR foam versions, so that no fissures are expected even at high stress. Testing has proven that

"The new foam is not only very elastic,” Timmerman continued. “With its special cellular structure, it also offers very good pressure absorption and distribution.”

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