Types of yoga mats

Update:04 Apr 2018
Summary:

The most widely used is TPE's and PVC's two Yoga mat . […]

The most widely used is TPE's and PVC's two Yoga mat . The advantages of these two types are that they meet the national environmental protection standards and can be recycled without causing any pollution to the environment. Among them, TPE is the most environmentally friendly and has no odor.
The most important point in choosing a yoga mat is to be soft, sticky, strong in the grip when flattening, not slippery when sweating, and preferably portable. The second is to have better waterproof, non-slip performance.
Here's a detailed introduction to these yoga mats:
The main components of TPE foamed mats are TPE, EVA and synthetic rubber. The production cost is relatively high, the production process is high, and the industry entry barrier is high. Good product quality, elastic foot, soft and non-slip effect. It does not contain plastics and is easily decomposed. It is a product that is currently more attractive and is loved by environmentalists. TPE mats can currently be 10 mm thick.
PVC foam mats are more widely used, the price is cheaper, the colors are diverse, the production cost is low, the technology is simple, and the system is easily marked according to the requirements of customers. It is deeply loved by the public. The disadvantage is that plastic products do not easily decompose and pollute the earth.
EVA mats are also very environmentally friendly, with low and high end. The cheap EVA is too soft and too heavy. The high quality is good, but the thickness can only be 4mm. The Middle East market prefers EVA mats.
Latex pads usually add a layer of hay on the surface, which costs between PVC and TPE mats. It is also a product of environmental protection. The American market likes more.
CBR mats are too heavy and the cost is not low. Wear-resistant, slippery, odorless, usually black.
The thickness of the Yoga mat is mainly 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm. 6mm is the standard thickness. It is more suitable for beginners. TPE cushion can be 10mm and it is very soft.

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