More than 40 years experience with elastomers and polymers has resulted in the research & development of a range of pressure relieving products using the latest visco elastic materials.
Visco elastic polymers, developed originally for manned space flight, have been modified to create a resting surface giving maximum pressure relief for patients when lying down, sitting up in bed, or chair bound.
Clinical trials and over 20 years use in busy hospitals have already proven the efficiency and durability of Thermocontour products.
Gently cradling the body as the surface warms through, the polymer reacts to temperature and moulds to the contours of the body.
Thermocontour products present a major advance in preventing the development of pressure ulcers.
Static Mattress Comparisons
STATIC MATTRESS COMPARISONS
Foam TypePolyurethane H RH RThermo Elastic polymer
- at room tempcirca110 N90100 N
- at body tempcirca110 N9065 N
Maximum peak pressure resistance mm/Hg: (with cover)
- when new383028
- after 6 months453028
- after 36 months50+3028
- after 86 months--28
European norm: 32 mm/Hg)
- without coverKgs9-9.59-1212.5
- with coverKgs10-10.510-1313.5
loss of thickness in the middle of the mattress
- at 6 months15%8%0%
- at 12 months25%10%0%
- at 3 years40%25%0%
- at 4 yearsREPLACEDREPLACED0%
- at 7 years--0-5%
- at 10 years--0-5%
HYGIENE, TESTS, CERTIFICATES
To view individual files click on the links below or click on the links to the right to download a PDF of each section
HANDLING: The covers should be handled with care. The mattress weighs circa 11-12.5 kgs depending on size.
IN SERVICE: No preparation is needed.The products can be put into service immediately. For the mattress use an ordinary cotton sheet. No mattress protector should be used. The breathable surface absorbs perspiration but remains liquidproof.
STORAGE: The mattress can be stored flat, on the side, or on end without damage. It is not affected by freezing nor high temperatures up to 60°C. It should always be stored with the original cover in place.