# Latex Mattress Range

Dawn Latex feature only the highest quality 100% natural latex. All of our mattresses come complete with 7 zones as well as our unique multi density latex core adjustment feature. Our latex mattresses all feature the highest possible point score for natural latex and go through independent testing by the ECO and LGA institutes of Germany. All of our natural Latex products come with fully removable covers that are all able to be easily machine washed at home. Dawn Latex Beds covers are all made from a heavy duty 100% cotton fabric, with 100% natural Tencel quilting to keep you comfortable and cool. For your peace of mind, all of our Latex Mattresses in Adelaide come with a full 10-year warranty. Do you want to know what Mattress is perfect for you? You can complete our free online consultation or give us a call at any time for friendly advice and service.

##### For the Best Durability and Resilience

The LGA is an independent institute that undertakes testing of the resilience and durability of latex mattresses. All reputable manufacturers and retailers should happily provide you the results of these tests. If not, you should question the quality of the latex. The LGA’s rigorous testing features a 60,000 cycle test, simulating 10 years of normal use. A score out of 100 indicates the results of this test. Dawn Latex Mattresses score 96 on this test, which is the highest point score for any natural latex. When our recommendations and instructions are followed, our mattresses are guaranteed to not compress, lose their resilience or sag for 10 years.

### Natural Non Toxic Materials

ECO is an independent institute that conducts testing on the kinds of materials that mattress cores are made from, reporting any harmful toxic content. All of our mattresses are 94% Natural Latex Polymer and 6% Ash and other non-toxic content. 94% Natural Latex is the maximum recommended before the latex may become compromised
For more detailed information on our ECO test results, Download ECO test results

##### What is Latex?

Latex is a mixture of organic compounds commonly extracted from rubber tree plants. It can be defined as the dispersion of either natural or synthetic polymer micro particles that are submerged in an aqueous medium (a liquid). So what does all that mean? Basically, it is a type of rubber particle placed in water. Latex can be either natural or synthetic. Natural latex is best described as a milky fluid which is extracted from the Rubber Trees, mainly those found in tropical climates and regions. It is also commonly known as the fluid substance that comes from plants, however it is somewhat different to sap.

##### Natural Latex

Natural latex has many benefits, including being biodegradable and highly resistant to bacteria, mildew and even mould. During the extraction of natural latex, no trees are harmed, which makes it a great resource. The harvest is sent off to large rubber factories that engage in the creation of latex products, such as latex mattresses.

##### Synthetic Latex

Synthetic latex, on the other hand, is man made, and includes materials such as styrene-butadiene rubber, acrylonitrile butadiene rubber, acrylic polymers and polyvinyl acetate. It can also include petrol chemicals that outgas and may cause a somewhat unpleasant smell. Due to this, some people might prefer natural latex. Low levels of synthetic latex can be found in multiple plants and foods.

##### Combined Latex

Combined or blended latex is a mixture of natural and synthetic latex, often branded as natural latex, which can be misleading. Some people think they prefer this type of latex because it can feel softer but the down side is that it can have premature collapsing and chemical off gassing problems.

So how is natural latex produced? Is there a process?

There are actually two different processes that can be used to create and produce latex materials and latex mattresses. These processes are known as the Talalay process and the Dunlop process.

The Talalay process mixes the tree sap, or rubber polymer, with Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and places the combined mixture into a mould that is then frozen. It is thereafter vulcanized and stabilized with the use of the open steam system. At this stage the latex is removed, washed, and dried out.
On the other hand, the Dunlop process works to develop latex in a similar manner, however the initial mixture is not frozen, but rather heated in an oven. This process, allows the latex to remain 100% natural with no compromise to the integrity of the natural latex. Generally this process will produce higher quality and more durable latex.