First off, lets answer the question "what is talalay latex?" Latex is defined as any of several natural or synthetic colloidal polymers suspended in an aqueous solution. Translation: Rubber particles in water.
Latex is harvested from rubber trees. Similarly how maple syrup is harvested. It is important to note that latex is rubber, NOT plastic.
BENEFITS OF TALALAY LATEX
Breathable. Talalay latex breathes up to 7x better than other dunlop latex or foams. One of the largest concerns with bedding today is sleeping hot. This is an important concern because not only is sleeping hot uncomfortable, it also interrupts the quality of sleep. This concern is more widespread because of the popularity of memory foam use in mattresses. Memory foam has a collapsible cell striation that traps body heat and radiates it back to the user resulting in hot sleep.Talalay latex is not memory foam (although often confused with it). The talalay rubber cell structure resists collapsing and allows air to circulate through. Thus, talalay latex does not sleep hot.
Hypoallergenic. Talalay latex is inherently resistant to mold, mildew, bacteria, and dust mite resistant. This is important when considering allergies and respiratory issues. Furthermore, the FDA tracks allergic reactions to latex products in the United States and Zero cases of allergic reactions of talalay latex by Talalay Global have been reported.
Health. The talalay latex we use from Talalay Global (formerly Latex International), is Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This certification is the leading global testing and certification process that ensures textile materials and home furnishing products do not contain harmful substances or pose a health risk to customers. Very few latex or foam producers in the world meet the standards of this independent 3rd party certification.
What does Oeko-Tex 100 certification mean? It means that the talalay latex we use does not contain allergenic materials that form carcinogenic aryl amines of the Mak-groups III A1 A2, pesticides and chlorinated phenols, heavy metals, or formaldehyde. The talalay latex by Talalay Global also meets the standard for skin friendly pH and is free from chloro-organic carries and biologically active finishes. In plain english, this talalay is the healthiest material you can sleep on.
Environmentally Friendly. The manufacturing facility does not emit any harmful elements into the air. The finished talalay latex product also does not emit any harmful vapors into the air. Talalay Global uses millions of gallons of natural latex each year. Natural latex is harvested from trees that help scrub excess carbon from our air.
All talalay products are made with natural talalay latex rubber. This starts as a sap from the have a brasiliensis tree. These rubber trees have a 25 year productive life and a strong positive effect on the environment as they quickly absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and help reduce greenhouse emissions.
The talalay process features natural, biodegradable ingredients that come from renewable resources and water-based raw materials: natural latex, air, and water. The process does not use solvents and does not damage the ozone layer. Our clean and green approach carries through to the end products. What is important to note is, talalay latex contains no toxic chemicals.
Odor Free. Talalay latex from Talalay Global is an odor free product. Furthermore, it does not off gas.
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