Cubro is proud to stock two of Funke’s eco-friendly mattresses which are producing better outcomes for people and our environment.
The Greenline Hyper-Foam Mattress has been clinically-tested to provide pressure relief for up to Stage 4 pressure injuries but is made of ECOLAST® foam rather than traditional foam. ECOLAST® (which is made exclusively for Funke in Germany) takes approximately 22% less CO₂ to produce than a conventional decubitus therapy mattress.
Meanwhile, Funke’s Hyper AIR hybrid air cell mattress also features a top layer of ECOLAST® foam, and has eight adjustable air cells for ideal comfort. It comes in single and king single sizes, while the Greenline Hyper-Foam Mattress comes in single and super single.
Funke Medical’s Global Sales Director, Helmut Wessels, says the company has a long-standing and inspiring connection with their foam manufacturer, with whom they have regular quality and development discussions. Manufacturing one kilo of traditional foam produces about 3kg of CO₂ emissions. But mattresses featuring ECOLAST® foam weigh just 8.6kg in total (compared to the standard 11kg), therefore generate substantially less carbon emissions.
“ECOLAST® foam is slightly lighter, has higher strength and better elongation at break. In short, the overall quality has improved significantly at the same cost. So it’s a great solution from both an ecological and economic point of view.”
ECOLAST® foam has a more open cell structure to ensure improved air circulation, creating an optimal microclimate. It also has excellent pressure-relief properties, making it a good option for aged care facilities worldwide. Funke currently exports to specialised medical trade organisations in 30 different countries, including Cubro here in New Zealand.