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Reform of cushion. Since 1996.

Outline

  • BREATHAIR® is 3D network structured fiber material that rubber-elastic polyether ester elastomer fibers are connected into three-dimensional direction with large numbers of loops.
    Since BREATHAIR® is launched in 1996, TOYOBO has been reformed cushion market.

  • High resilience

    BREATHAIR® has the feature of high resilience.

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    Body pressure distribution

    BREATHAIR® has superior body pressure distribution.

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    Durability

    BREATHAIR® is superior in durability and heat resistance to densified polyester fiber and polyethylene imitation. It realizes "D1-class" which is the highest level in JIS L 4500 endurance category.

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    Breathability

    BREATHAIR® is highly breathable compared to general polyurethane foams.

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    Ease of Wash

    BREATHAIR® is washable by water because it does not keep much water in the structure. It can be dry quickly even after getting wet.

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    Light Weight

    BREATHAIR® has a hollow fiber type and a solid fiber type. Hollowing the fiber makes it possible to reduce weight while maintaining hardness.

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    Environmental Sustainability

    BREATHAIR® can be applied to material recycling, because it is made from thermoplastic elastomer.

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Functions for Comfort 1 : Compression Recovery

Compression Recovery Properties

BREATHAIR® has specific compression recovery properties different from other cushion materials.
In applying pressure, individual loops are deformed in the thickness direction, then the deformation stress is distributed in three-dimensional direction through joints of the loops.
In releasing pressure, the deformed loops recover quickly to their original shape by the rubber elasticity of polyether ester elastomer fibers.

Body Pressure Distribution

BREATHAIR® shows excellent body pressure distribution by its specific compression recovery properties.
The below is an example of body pressure distribution test that a mattress using BREATHAIR® is evaluated. A mattress using BREATHAIR® has superior body pressure distribution compared to a mattress using polyester fiber, as you can see its wider contact area and lower pressure on whole body.


Mattress using BREATHAIR®


General mattress using a polyurethane foam


General mattress using a densified polyester fiber

*Testee: 171cm height, 64kg weight

High Resilience

BREATHAIR® is highly resilient due to its quick compression recovery. They are classified as "highly resilient" in JIS L 4500 (except some products).
This high resilience brings the advantages such that makes mattress easier to turn over on, and that makes seating easier to stand up from.

The data on this website are typical values measure by specific test methods and are not guaranteed.
You need to submit Application Form for Preparation of Items Indicating Trademark to use BREATHAIR® word marks, logos, logotypes, icons or other elements, or to create your own bespoke hangtags, packaging, web site and catalogue.
Reproduction, alteration, secondary distribution, unauthorized reprinting and unauthorized use of information (description, photographs, images, data, content, etc.) on this website is prohibited.
Please note that there may be cases to take legal action when such facts are found.

Functions for Comfort 2 : Breathability

Breathability

BREATHAIR® contains lots of pore space between the interconnected loops. This structure provides high air permeability superior to general polyurethane foams or general densified polyester fiber.

Temperature and humidity in the bedding (Transport properties of heat and moisture)

The high breathability of BREATHAIR® controls increases in temperature and humidity of the space between sweating human body and a product. Thus, BREATHAIR® provides comfortable bedding microclimate, by reducing stress from heat and stuffiness.
The following graph shows an evaluation test example of temperature and humidity in bedding for a mattress using BREATHAIR®. Compared to mattresses using general polyurethane foam or general densified polyester fiber, the mattress using BREATHAIR® controls increase in temperature and humidity between sweating human body and the mattress.

The data on this website are typical values measure by specific test methods and are not guaranteed.
You need to submit Application Form for Preparation of Items Indicating Trademark to use BREATHAIR® word marks, logos, logotypes, icons or other elements, or to create your own bespoke hangtags, packaging, web site and catalogue.
Reproduction, alteration, secondary distribution, unauthorized reprinting and unauthorized use of information (description, photographs, images, data, content, etc.) on this website is prohibited.
Please note that there may be cases to take legal action when such facts are found.

Functions for Comfort 3 : Hygiene

Ease of Wash

BREATHAIR® is washable by water because it does not keep much water in the structure. It can be dry quickly even after getting wet. BREATHAIR® can always keep clean. When there is stain on it, you can rinse it off.

The data on this website are typical values measure by specific test methods and are not guaranteed.
You need to submit Application Form for Preparation of Items Indicating Trademark to use BREATHAIR® word marks, logos, logotypes, icons or other elements, or to create your own bespoke hangtags, packaging, web site and catalogue.
Reproduction, alteration, secondary distribution, unauthorized reprinting and unauthorized use of information (description, photographs, images, data, content, etc.) on this website is prohibited.
Please note that there may be cases to take legal action when such facts are found.

Performance for use 1: Durability and Light weight

Thermoplastic Polyester Elastomer “PELPRENE”

TOYOBO are very particular about raw material of BREATHAIR® to get higher quality. BREATHAIR® is made from an engineering elastomer "PELPRENE" that has both rubber and engineering plastic properties. “PELPRENE” is used in automotive parts that require durability and heat resistance. For more detail, click here about the introduction of “PELPRENE”.

Durability

By using an engineering elastomer "PELPRENE," BREATHAIR® is superior in durability and heat resistance to polyethylene imitation and densified polyester fiber. BREATHAIR® achieves "D1-Class" which is the highest level in durability category of JIS L 4500.

  • Results of compression set test
    Durability test in which the sample is kept compressed to 50% of its initial thickness and heated at 70°C for 22 hours.
    BREATHAIR® made from PELPRENE®, which has excellent heat resistance, exhibits less change in thickness and is superior in durability compared to general polyethylene imitation.

Light Weight

BREATHAIR® has a hollow fiber type and a solid fiber type. Changing the solid fiber type to the hollow fiber type, it is possible to reduce sheet weight of BREATHAIR® while maintaining hardness.

The data on this website are typical values measure by specific test methods and are not guaranteed.
You need to submit Application Form for Preparation of Items Indicating Trademark to use BREATHAIR® word marks, logos, logotypes, icons or other elements, or to create your own bespoke hangtags, packaging, web site and catalogue.
Reproduction, alteration, secondary distribution, unauthorized reprinting and unauthorized use of information (description, photographs, images, data, content, etc.) on this website is prohibited.
Please note that there may be cases to take legal action when such facts are found.

Performance for use 2 : Environmental sustainability

Material Recycling of BREATHAIR®

BREATHAIR® can be applied to material recycling, because it is made from thermoplastic elastomer. TOYOBO have already established “BREATHAIR® recycling technology" which is to reuse offcuts and off-grade products generated in its production process as raw materials for BREATHAIR®. We are working to reduce plastic emissions through this action.
Furthermore, we are currently aiming to develop commercialization of BREATHAIR® post-consumer recycling, which use end-of-life its products as raw materials for BREATHAIR®.

  • Related SDGs goals

The data on this website are typical values measure by specific test methods and are not guaranteed.
You need to submit Application Form for Preparation of Items Indicating Trademark to use BREATHAIR® word marks, logos, logotypes, icons or other elements, or to create your own bespoke hangtags, packaging, web site and catalogue.
Reproduction, alteration, secondary distribution, unauthorized reprinting and unauthorized use of information (description, photographs, images, data, content, etc.) on this website is prohibited.
Please note that there may be cases to take legal action when such facts are found.

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    HEAD OFFICE+81-6-6348-3518
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