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Re: My Essentia.com False Advertising and Lying to Consumer

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23 Jun 2018 10:44 #81 by mikez
Hi Phoenix,

Thanks for your reply and welcome!

I also just came across a product deemed to be made from 'bio based' memory cell memory foam and latex. I am assuming this is mainly a marketing term and refers to only a small portion of the memory foam being derived from natural products (eg oils) only.

Thanks for your insights!

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24 Jun 2018 00:39 #82 by Phoenix
Hi mikez.

I also just came across a product deemed to be made from 'bio based' poly or memory cell memory foam and latex. I am assuming this is mainly a marketing term and refers to only a small portion of the memory foam being derived from natural products (eg oils) only.


You are wise to be skeptical about the “bio-based” memory foams as this is in most cases more about marketing and it is also somewhat misleading because the polyfoam and memory foam are still mostly petrochemical based ... not "bio-based” ... These foams have only a very small part of the petrochemical polyols (one of the chemicals used to manufacture polyfoam and memory foam) being replaced with plant oil ... hence “bio”. You can see some more comments about "so-called" bio-based or plant-based foam materials in post #2 here

As stated many times on our site, regardless of the name used for the foam, you’d always want find out information listed here and the exact specifications (such as foam density) and the quality of the componentry in the mattress so that you can compare it to the durability guidelines here. Also Post #2 here has some guidelines (including MF safety/certifications) to keep in mind when purchasing any mattress that contains memory foam.

Phoenix

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01 Jun 2019 21:19 - 02 Jun 2019 01:10 #83 by Dejan911
Last edit: 02 Jun 2019 01:10 by Dejan911. Reason: Rather not have name associated to post

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06 Jun 2019 11:35 #84 by Sensei
Hi Dejan911,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum! :). Please let us know if you have any experience or comments about this subject matter.

Thanks
Sensei

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