Compressibility of some made – in - Nigeria foam mattresses

  • CE Mokobia Department of Physics, Delta State University, Abraka, P.M.B. 1, Abraka
  • VA Akpan Department of Physics, Delta State University, Abraka, P.M.B. 1, Abraka
Keywords: compressibility, made – in –Nigeria foam mattresses, NIS specification

Abstract

The compressibility of various made – in - Nigeria foam mattresses were tested by measuring the rigidity moduli of different foams obtained from five major foam-manufacturing industries with the aim of ascertaining the extent of their conformity with the Nigeria Industrial Standard (NIS) specification. The results obtained indicate that only 20% of the sample foams investigated statistically satisfy the NIS recommended value. It is thus recommended that the NIS should monitor and regulate the various companies involved in the production of foam mattresses in the country.

KEY WORDS: compressibility, made – in –Nigeria foam mattresses, NIS specification

Global Jnl Pure & Applied Sciences Vol.10(2) 2004: 351-355

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