Zentek pads are made from Comfortemp® fabric, which keeps the body cool when it's hot outside and warm when it's cold. For the first time Phase Change Material from Compfortemp® is available in a crate pad. So no more wet dog beds, leaking gels, heavy pads!
What is Comfortemp®?
Comfortemp® is the brand name for intelligent non-wovens, into which mPCM materials have been integrated. They interactively react to changing body or outside temperatures. Depending on the individual situation or activity level they absorb excess body heat and store it until it is needed again. This keeps your dog in the comfort zone longer.
Micro Phase Change Materials (mPCM) are contained inside a durable microcapsule, in the fabric. PCM, are substances that can change their physical state because of external forces such as temperature. The best known PCM is water. When the temperature rises above a preset level, the PCM turns from a solid to a liquid state. When the temperature drops below a preset level, the PCM reverts from a liquid back to a solid state. This process will repeat as long as the temperature crosses the preset level. The PCM inside the micro capsule changes physical state because of a rise or drop in the temperature. When the temperature rises above a preset temperature, the PCM automatically absorbs and stores the excess heat from the body, causing a cooling effect. This process turns the PCM from a solid state to a liquid one. When the outside temperature drops below a preset temperature, the PCM automatically releases the stored heat back to the body, causing a warming effect. This process turns the liquid PCM back to a solid state.
Because the PCM inside the microcapsules responds automatically to changes in the temperature, the body will remain in a comfortable temperature range longer. With the mPCM technology, your pup will stay warmer when it is cold and cooler when it is hot.
PCM technology was originally developed in the 60’s for use in NASA space suits. With the successful introduction of micro-encapsulated PCM (mPCM), this technology became available to the consumer and industrial markets. Comfortemp® nonwovens contain millions of these mPCM as is shown in the enlarged photo on the right. These mPCM are too small for the human eye to see