Am trying to manufacture my own yoga mat out of industry grade material, not some fabric bullshit.
Is anyone familiar with the material used or the process undergone with making these mats?
I can buy medium/high density foam sheets from discount stores for like 2$. have you tried looking up "camping mat" or foam yoga mat online? it costs more to buy a specific quantity of a particular foam for a specialty job than it does to buy a finished product.
I suspect it's polyurethane foam-rubber (this stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOOdNyJjhD8). Which is easier to DIY than thermoplastic foams, but still trickier than buying that "Great Stuff" spray polyurethane foam and squirting it between two sheets of plywood (not all urethane foams are created equal).
Overall, I'm with these other guys; it's probably cheaper to just buy a yoga mat or some foam that's already extruded into sheet.
Just buy a bit thicker foam and glue a sheet of fabric on the other side, and voila, a 10 times better yoga mat than the cheap shit you posted.
Not sure why you want industrial grade yoga mats tough.
>yoga mat out of industry grade material, not some fabric bullshit.
I've been thinking about what this means for a few minutes and haven't really got anywhere. is an industry grade yoga mat just a thicker piece of foam? is it a mattress because that'd be industry grade comfort to lie down on? some vinyl floor tiles you carry around because they'd be far more durable than a yoga mat? an anti fatigue mat? I just don't know
it will have a very specific part number out of a large catalog
it comes with a datasheet that will list shore(?) rating, temp ratings (must meet hot yoga spec)
will be iso9001 rated and/or others
it will be rated for 1million cycles before failure (only tested in downward dog)
it will cost an assload
You probably shouldn't try to make an industrial-spec yoga mat. You can injure yourself much worse than you could with a simple yoga mat intended for home use, and that's assuming you even manage to get it right. Just don't try it, it's really not worth it when you can get them for as little as a dollar.