Solarium cushioning is a new technology that uses carbon-neutral materials to help cushion the skin from sun damage.
The technology, developed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, can be used on a variety of surfaces, including walls and floors, to reduce skin irritation and increase skin’s ability to retain moisture.
The new cushioning material, which can be applied to anything from carpets and mats to curtains, could be used to improve human comfort, protect people from UV rays, and to help reduce the risk of melanoma.
The university’s Solarium research team, which includes professors Dr. Jennifer Tew and Dr. Sarah Hagerty, created the cushions with the help of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Development, a federal grant.
They were able to use recycled materials such as recycled plastic bags and PVC pipes.
A solarium cushion is made from carbon-free plastic and recycled materials, such as carbon fiber.
Credit: University of Houston Solarium is a carbon-less cushioning that uses recycled plastic.
Credit, University of Tennessee The cushions are made with a special plastic called solarium, which is an environmentally friendly material that absorbs and absorbs carbon dioxide and other pollutants.
Solarium absorbs and retains up to 60 percent of carbon dioxide, and it has a special chemical bond that keeps the carbon dioxide in the material.
“Solarium is actually a very high-density polymer that has very high solubility in the water,” said Tew.
“It’s a very strong polymer that is very stable under UV and high temperature.
It’s very strong, and so it’s very well-suited for this material.”
Solarium also has a unique chemical composition that makes it very flexible and able to absorb the sun’s UV rays and other contaminants.
Tew said that the materials can be made from different types of recycled plastics, including carbon fiber and polyester, and that they can be woven into fabrics or other fabrics.
“There’s a lot of flexibility with this material,” she said.
“We can make it in a wide variety of materials.
The materials can go on carpet, on wood, on leather, on textile, and on many other materials that are available.”
The team has been testing the materials in a number of experiments and has found that they work well on various surfaces.
“What we’ve seen is that the skin feels good and it feels a little bit smoother,” said HagerTY.
“When it’s hot, it’s a little less sensitive, but when it’s cold it’s actually a little more sensitive.”
The researchers are also looking at making the cushion from other types of materials, including polyester and other polymers, which would help protect the skin in hot climates.
The cushion is also more flexible than a typical cushion.
The cushion can be wound around objects such as furniture, and when stretched and rolled, it can be worn in any direction, without being damaged.
“One of the things that we really wanted to do with this was to try and find out how flexible it was and how comfortable it was to be stretched and to be rolled around,” said J.D. Smead, the lead author of the study.
The team is also looking into making the material more porous.
“You can stretch it, and if you roll it, it feels pretty good,” Hager TY said.
Researchers also are trying to find out if the cushion will help people with asthma, which increases the risk for skin cancer.
“I think it’s important that we find out what kind of impact it has on people,” Hagersty said.
Solaria cushions can be purchased at the Houston Medical Center.
The research was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, the National Science Foundation and the Texas Institute of Health Science.
“The UH-Southwestern Medical Centers team is a team of world-class researchers and clinicians who are dedicated to making our society healthier, happier and healthier for everyone,” said Dr. John DeGioia, president and CEO of the University.
“Through their pioneering work in solarium and other environmental and social justice issues, they have helped transform health care around the world.
This research will help to advance our knowledge of how our society affects health and the environment, and in particular how solarium is impacting our health and environment.”
For more information about the Solarium project, visit: www.nhhs.gov/sunium/suniacu/