Nanotechnology: Nanomaterials And The Purple Mattress
The world of science and technology is one that is continuously changing and evolving. Currently, one of the hottest buzzwords in scientific and technological is nano-manufacturing. This is a process through which nanoscale materials are made. Nanoscale, in this case, refers to a length of between 1 and 100 nanometers.
Nanomaterials are usually produced to magnify the unique characteristic of the material in question. Nanomaterials may end up having unique electrical, catalytic, mechanical, thermal or even imaging capabilities. The versatile nature of nanotechnology and nanomaterials make them quite useful in a wide range of industries from the military to medicine and even down to the industrial sectors.
Currently, nanomaterials are categorized into four major types;
1. Carbon-Based Materials
These are materials that are predominantly made up of carbon. They often take the form of spheres, tubes or ellipsoids. The ones that take the form of tubes are known as nanotubes while those that take the form of either spheres or ellipsoids are known as fullerenes. They are used to make stronger and lighter materials as well as in electronics.
2. Metal Based
Nanomaterials under this category include quantum dots, nanogold, nanosilver, titanium II Oxide and other metal oxides.
These are nanoscale polymers that are built from the branched, treelike units. Scientists tailor the chain ends of dendrimers to magnify analytic functions. Researchers are currently researching the use of 3D dendrimers for therapeutic delivery.
These are nanomaterials that are a combination of different nanoparticles or a combination of nanoparticles with bulk materials. Adding a nanoparticle to the bulk material enhances the unique properties of the material e.g. mechanical, thermal or even flame-retardant features.
Nanomaterials are manufactured using either top-down fabrication or bottom-up fabrication. Top-down involves breaking up bulk material into nanoscale materials. On the other hand, bottom-up includes manufacturing nanomaterials from atomic and molecular-scale materials.
Nanotechnology And Mattress Manufacturing
According to experts, nanotechnology is capable of improving processes and significantly enhancing the quality of life. In the recent past, researchers have delved into the use of nanotechnology in mattress manufacturing.
In 2006 for example, researchers from the University of Florida and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a mattress using nanotubes. The tubes were then combined resulting in a foam-like material that is not only similar but is also of a higher quality that memory foam (currently one of the best mattress materials in the market).
One way through which the nanotubes foam edges out memory foam is through its strength, flexibility, and resilience. According to the researchers, the mattress does not collapse when put under weight. In addition to that, the researchers claim that even when compressed to a 1/6th of its actual size, the mattress would still decompress completely to its average size.
Another way that nanotechnology is used in mattress manufacturing is through the use of nanoscale whiskers equivalent to 1/1000th of the width of human hair. When attached to the mattress fabric, nano-whiskers not only enhance the look of the mattress but also act as a protective layer over the material. The mattress ends up feeling softer and way much easier to clean (the nano-whiskers keep the mattress from staining).
Nano-foam mattresses are also quite comfortable. As a matter of fact, research has established that each of the nano-conforms equally and comprehensively to the human body and its movements hence stressing joints and muscles less.
The popular circulation of the nano-tubes in nano-mattresses when under pressure makes this possible. This is in contrast to innerspring mattresses where the coils react individually when under pressure.
In a nutshell, the use of nanomaterials in mattress manufacturing is resulting in mattresses that are stronger, more resilient, more resistant to dirt and more comfortable.
The Purple Mattress
The purple mattress is a mattress that uses nano-engineered polymers whose unique feature is hyper-elasticity. These polymers are dubbed Hyper-Elastic Polymers. According to the inventors of Hyper-Elastic Polymer, the Pearce brothers, this material is capable of stretching up to 15 times its normal size.
Features Of The Purple Mattress
This mattress has some key features that give it an edge over other mattresses in the market.
1. Firstly, the purple mattress has a column design that allows for the free movement of air. It ensures that moisture is not trapped in the bed hence extending its life considerably while at the same time, creating a fresh and comfortable sleeping surface.
2. The purple mattress has excellent support The Hyper-Elastic Polymer technology ensures that the back is fully aligned while at the same time providing maximum comfort and weight distribution for the rest of the body. In fact, the purple mattress does a good job of releasing pressure.
3. The use of nanomaterials in the purple bed also enhances its strength and responsiveness. It not only makes it durable but also ensures that it conforms to the body, bounces back quickly after pressure and remains firm.
4. Purple is also temperature neutral which means it doesn’t get overheated or overly cold. Temperature is a great determinant of sleep quality and research has established that sleeping in the precise temperatures lowers heart rates, induces greater relaxation and improves the quality of sleep.
Who Needs The Purple Mattress?
Anyone who wants to enjoy healthier and better quality sleep ought to try out the purple mattress. However, it is highly recommendable for people who;
- Wake up with pain either in their backs, shoulders or neck.
- Wake up feeling even exhausted and sometimes even irritable and moody.
- Suffer from a wide range of sleeping problems including restless nights or having problems staying asleep.
The purple mattress, also known as the Hyper-Elastic Polymer mattress is made using the Mattress Max machine, yet another invention of the Pearce brothers. This tool gives them the capability to make enough Hyper-Elastic Polymer to cover a king-sized mattress completely.
Furthermore, it ensures that they can do this while keeping costs low and keeping production high. In the end, this contributes heavily towards making it possible to sell the purple mattress at just $1000; a price that is quite affordable.
In addition to that, the manufacturers of the purple mattress have a special offer that allows mattress buyers to try out the purple bed for 100 nights with no commitment. Refunds are given to those do not like the mattress, and the company even picks it up for free. On the other hand, those who end up completing the purchase enjoy a ten-year warranty on the mattress.