In addition to Tencel, which helps keep the body cool and dry as it sleeps, these new anti-allergy Smart Fibres include Purotex. Purotex contains probiotic friendly bacteria in order to keep house dust mites at bay and reduce allergens for a fresher mattress throughout. This is a major advance in bed technology- Sealy have recognized this and implemented Smart Fibres across all ranges to ensure a natural and eco-friendly sleeping surface.
This innovative mattress fabric protection is a successful example of new, green technology. Purotex is an intelligent and ecologically manufactured material that prevents the activation of bacteria released by friction between the sleeper’s body and the mattress. Purotex fibres prevent the germination process as they absorb moisture and eat up the food material present in the fabric, including flakes of skin, dead bacteria and dust mite excretions.
The friendly bacteria grow very rapidly, multiplying by a factor of 100 in a period of 24 hours. In this way they prevent dust mites getting enough food and moisture to sustain themselves. Moulds too are denied a chance to develop. Also, the mass presence of the friendly bacteria prevents harmful or pathogenic bacteria from gaining a foothold in the ticking material. Finally, as a favourable side effect, these innovative Sealy mattress fibres neutralise unpleasant odours to extend the lifespan of the mattress.
In contrast to solutions that make use of antibiotics, noxious bacteria do not become immune to the probiotic bacteria. The probiotic friendly bacteria are also self-regulating: the more dust mites there are in the mattress, the more the friendly bacteria multiply. If there is no more food for them, then about 25% of the bacteria revert to the spore form. The cycle then repeats itself as often as necessary. The bacteria themselves do not produce any excretions. Thanks to the very large number of encapsulated bacteria (the capsules open in a controlled manner over a period of time) the favourable action in new Sealy mattresses is assured for a good ten years.
These fibres have not been chemically treated; their astonishing results are achieved in an entirely natural way. The microflora used consist of friendly microorganisms that are not genetically modified and are guaranteed non-toxic. The Sealy Smart Fibres meet the most stringent standards, meaning they are suitable for new born and infant’s mattresses.
Sealy beds and mattresses are available from all good furniture retailers nationwide and there is a model to suit everyone – size, comfort and budget. So spend your nights dreaming peacefully and in comfort with Sealy – masters of the science of sleep.