Green Tea Memory Foam

Patent Title: Foam with Green Tea Additive for Foam Mattresses, Pillows and Cushions

 Number/Link: US2016/0270549

Applicant/Assignee: Zinus

Publication date: 22-09-2016

Gist”: Green Tea is added to memory foam formulation

Why it is interesting: Powdered leaves of the Green Tea plant (Camellia sinensis) are added to memory foam formulations in an amount of less than 2% (w/w) on the total composition.  The Green Tea is said to kill bacteria, mites and molds and reduce the smell of the foam when used in pillows and mattresses for example. Since tea leaves are also claimed to “brighten eyesight, refresh the brain and resist radiation” it’s hard to know if the claim is true. If it doesn’t work it won’t hurt I guess.

Cammelia sinensis (Wikipedia)

Camellia sinensis (Wikipedia)

 

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  1. May years ago I remember working with a guy who insisted that the success of his flexible foam formulation was due the addition of half a can of Coca Cola!

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  2. Yes, people have added the strangest things to flex foam formulation. Urine springs to mind, but they won’t usually boast about that :-)
    BTW, urine would be a better choice than Cola I guess.. Cola is very acidic while urine has some pre-made urea in it :-)

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