Earth Day, Soybeans and Crib Mattresses – Oh My!
What do earth day, soybeans and crib mattresses have to do with each other? More than you might think! As we celebrate earth day we look at different ways we can care for our earth. One of those ways is by buying earth-friendly products such as those made from soybeans. Several Sealy® crib mattresses are made from soybean foam.
What is soybean foam?
Soybean-based foam is more of an earth-friendly foam than conventional foams. By using a percentage of natural soybean oils to create the foam, less petroleum and crude oils are needed.
What are the benefits of using soybean-enhanced foam in a crib mattress?
- Environmentally friendly: Soybean-enhanced foam has a smaller carbon footprint because soybeans are a natural and renewable resource that farmers can grow year round. Instead of drilling for oils or shipping petroleum from overseas, locally grown soybean oils can be used. There is a decrease in energy consumed to make the product and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
- Economical: The soybeans used in the foam are grown in the USA, supporting the American farmer, and depending less on foreign oils to create durable foams. Soybeans are the USA’s second largest exported crop, second only to corn. Technology such as this help increase demand, planting, and incentives for farmers to grow soybeans.
- Durable: Soybean-based foams are high-density and firm to support sleeping infants. Soybean-based foams offer:
- Reduced sagging
- Improved durability and lifespan
- Comfortable sleeping environment
We love our Sealy® Soybean Foam-Core Crib Mattress that is made with lightweight high-density foam made with soybeans!
Some eye-catching features:
- Soybean foam is CertiPUR-US® certified and has been tested for indoor air emissions, durability and substances including phthalates, formaldehyde, PBDEs, lead and other chemicals
- Entire cover and lock-stitched binding wipe clean preventing allergens from clinging to the mattress
- Mattress is lightweight making it easy to change sheets
- Lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials
- Entire mattress is phthalate and flammability compliant and does not contain toxic fire retardants
Have a question or comment about our soybean mattresses? Our crib mattress team is ready to answer any questions you may have!
Check out our other soybean crib mattresses – Sealy® Posturepedic™ Springfree® Soybean & Latex Foam-Core Crib Mattress and our Sealy® Select Soybean Dream™Crib & Toddler Bed Foam Mattress
Posted April 22, 2010