Synthetic Sleeping Mat
Synthetic sleeping mat is a waterproof and tearproof mat.
Synthetic Sleeping Mat is a waterproof and tearproof sleeping mat designed for emergency relief, suitable for 1 adult or 2 children.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Committee of the Red Cross.
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Individuals in homeless and refugee shelters worldwide.
Mat is made of 100% synthetic yarn virgin or recycled raw material. Marking, logo and color are customized.
Synthetic sleeping mat can be ordered via Unicef
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Dimensions: 1.8 x 0.9 m2
Weight: 0.5 kg/m2
Waterproof, tearproof, and material trim finish
Material: 100% synthetic yarn woven 2/2 twill structure using a monofilament or multifilament warp. Minimum 500 deniers virgin propylene multi-filament straws for wefting
Mat sides secured with a woven bias-binding tape with stitches through mat fabric.
The mat can most likely be patched with local materials if it becomes ripped. The manufacturer does not provide any replacement components.
Expected to last +12 months of use under hard tropical conditions
The mat is designed to be waterproof and tearproof, and is suitable for 1 adult or 2 children.
A similar product, the Viva Thermal Sleeping Mat, is an item featured in the UNHCR/ICRD/IFRC’s Viva Winterisation Kit, which also includes a fire retardant winterization liner, a partition, heat-resistant floor protector (for a stove) and a heat-resistant chimney sleeve. The Synthetic Sleeping Mat could also be used along with the items found in this kit.
Vogler, P., 2008, Sleeping as a refuge? Embodied vulnerability and corporeal security during Refugees’ sleep at the Thai-Burma border, Worlds of Sleep, 193-210.
Meets UNHCR standard for UNHCR relief efforts, which outlines distribution, relief planning, and relief action requirements.
Bursting strength: ISO13938 700 kPa minimum
The Synthetic Sleeping Mat has replaced the Comfort Sleeping Mat in the NRS Relief Catalogue.
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