New test results prove Supracor’s ventilated Stimulite® Honeycomb Baby Mattress eliminates a primary risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

New test results prove Supracor’s ventilated Stimulite® Honeycomb Baby Mattress eliminates a primary risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

SAN JOSE, CA, January 31, 2006—During the 3rd Nationwide Expert Meeting for the Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in Dresden, Germany, Dr. Ekkehart Paditz, manager of the Children’s Sleep Laboratory at the Technical University of Dresden, reported Supracor’s ventilated Stimulite Honeycomb Baby Mattress allowed 92% of an infant’s exhaled carbon dioxide (C02) to pass through compared to only 46% for a foam and 20% for a cotton-fiber baby mattress. In addition, the Stimulite Honeycomb Mattress prevented the heat buildup associated with SIDS more effectively than the competitive mattresses in the study.

“Babies can suffocate from inhaling their own carbon dioxide,” said Susan Wilson, director of Research, Design and Development. “Because our Stimulite Honeycomb Baby Mattress circulates air both vertically and horizontally, we knew it could help save babies’ lives.”

Made from a soft, flexible form of aerospace honeycomb, Supracor’s totally ventilated Stimulite Baby Mattress allows infants to breathe freely and fluids to drain through while keeping them cool and comfortable. Thousands of tiny perforations in the honeycomb cells circulate air both vertically and horizontally to prevent suffocation. The interconnected, open cells conform naturally to their body and uniformly support their weight. Bolsters made of firmer honeycomb help to keep them in the center of the mattress.

Extremely hygienic and lightweight, the ventilated Baby Mattress is made from an advanced thermoplastic material that is naturally antibacterial, antifungal and allergen free. It comes with its own breathable and stretchable cover. Easy to care for, the Stimulite Baby Mattress can be machine washed in a front load washer or hand washed with mild detergent. It dries quickly due to the high percentage of open space.

Supracor is the originator of fusion-bonded honeycomb technology, a flexible form of aerospace honeycomb utilized in products that promote the health and safety of people and animals. Initially applied to wheelchair cushions and hospital mattresses for pressure sore prevention, Supracor’s Stimulite Honeycomb is the basis of a revolutionary line of personal care products that are clean, safe and uniquely comfortable.

A versatile, engineered material, Supracor’s shock-absorbing honeycomb can be found in critical safety applications such as bullet-proof vests, sports protective equipment and bumpers for amusement park rides. Supracor’s products are exclusively made in California’s Silicon Valley from American-made, recyclable materials.

For more information, please visit Supracor’s website at; click on News to read the English translation of the press release: “The Children’s Sleep Laboratory of the University Clinic of Dresden detects dangerous CO2 and heat buildup in economical baby mattresses tested” and view the photos from the study. To learn more about the Stimulite Baby Mattress, click on Medical and select Bassinet Mattress under Products. Photos are available upon request.


Supracor and Stimulite are registered trademarks of Supracor, Inc.
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