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Gel Mesh is a combined material of Elastic Mesh and Gel Tube, and it can be SOFT, SUPPORTIVE, BUT NOT HOT after long time contacting. This ultimate comfortable feeling is no other soft material can achieve right now

gel mesh

FEATURES
1.Remains soft but supportive after long lying.
2.Pressure on contact spots can be well-distributed.
3.The surface stays dry without sweat/water accumulating.
4.Can prevent heat accumulation.
5.Anti-Bacterial and Mold-Proof.
6.Easy to clean by washing machines.
7.Reduces vibration and shock.

GEL MESH SPECIFICATION

Materail Gel Tube+ Elastic Mesh
Width 64" (162cm) & 32" (81cm)
Length Max 79" (200cm)
Thickness Elastic Mesh:10mm
Gel Tube:¢12mm

COLOR OF MESH / GEL TUBE

GEL TUBE
Customize color options are also available with minimum quantity.

Gel Tube

Gel Tube is constructed by the tube and the inserted semi-liquid form PU gel. It has below advantages to make Gel Mesh comfortable:
-Soft Character
-Supportive and Low-compressive Character
-Pressure Distribution Character
-Vibration/ Shock Reducing Character

Soft Character of Gel Tube
The softness feeling of Gel Tube mainly comes from its inserted gel, for the gelˇ¦s hardness is only between 2~5 in Shore 00 standard (see Chart , Property No.7).

Supportive and Low-compressive Character of Gel Tube
Soft is not the only character that makes Gel Tube a comfortable material. The tube shape has low-compressive character, which can effectively support the weight laid on Gel Tubes, and hence supports the structure of the covered Elastic Mesh, and makes Elastic Mesh maintain its function. As you can see in Chart, Property No. 12 and 13, when 0.45 kgf/cm2 compressive stress on Gel Tube, it only strain 20% of its normal height; when compressive stress is enlarged to 6.2 kgf/cm2 on Gel Tube, the strain rate only becomes 50%. The data evidence has shown Gel Tubeˇ¦s low-compressive character.

Pressure Distribution Character of Gel Tube
The liquidity of the inserted PU gel can effectively distribute the pressure, and prevent pressure to accumulate on particular contact spots. As data shown in Chart , Properties No.8~10, you can see when Gel Tube stained from 100% to 300%, the tensile elastic stress data has only slight change from 9.5 to 13.8 kgf/cm , which proved that Gel Tube is an effective pressure-distributing material.

Vibration/ Shock Reducing Character of Gel Tube
According to test method of ASTM D2632 92 on Gel Tube, the resilience test rebound height is only 8% (Chart , Property No.19), which proved that Gel Tube is an excellent material in absorbing force, and mitigating the damage of sudden impact.

Property List of Gel Tube

No. Property Data Units Notes
1 Optimum Performance Temperature Range -10~115 °C  
2 Glass Transition -19 °C  
3 Flash Ignition Flammability Not available °C  
4 Selt Ignition Flammability Not available °C Inserted PU gel is a thermal Setting Materail
5 Elongation at break. 715 % ASTM D638
6 Hardness fo tube skin 24 Shore A ASTM 2240
7 Hardness for inser PU gel 2~5 Shore 00  
8 Tensile Elastic Elastic Stress at 100% Strain 9.5 Kgf/cm 2 ASTM D638
9 Tensile Elastic Elastic Stress at 200% Strain 11.2 Kgf/cm 2 ASTM D638
10 Tensile Elastic Elastic Stress at 300% Strain 13.8 Kgf/cm 2 ASTM D638
11 Tensile Strength at break 66 Kgf/cm 2 ASTM D638
12 Compressive Stress at 20% Strain 0.45 Kgf/cm 2 ASTM D575
13 Compressive Stress at 50% Strain 6.2 Kgf/cm 2 ASTM D575
14 Compression Set 11 % ASTM 395
15 Tear Strength for tube skin sheet 38 Kg/cm ASTM D624
16 Density for tube skin sheet 0.89 g/cm3 ASTM D792
17 Density for insert PU gel 1.18 g/cm3 ASTM D792
18 Specific Gravity 1.12   ASTM D792
19 Resilience Test Rebound Height 8 % ASTM D2632 92
20 Bacterial Resistance No growth    
21 Fungal Resistance No growth    
22 Heat Aging Stable   72 hours@ 158_F No change in size, appearance or durometer
23 Ultraviolet Good    
24 Ozone     Can be compounded for resistance
25 Chemical Resistance to Hydraulic Fluid No change % wt change ASTM D543, 7-day immersion
26 Chemical Resistance to Kerosene 5.2 % wt change ASTM D543, 7-day immersion
27 Chemical Resistance to Soap Solution 0.5 % wt change ASTM D543, 7-day immersion

Gel Mesh Applications:
Gel Mesh can be used in customized Covers/Cushions and Mattresses/Mats or Other Customized Applications