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Richway BioMat 7000MX vs. Imitation Heat Pads




 Biomat 7000mx

Richway & Fuji Bio created the Biomat® over 20 years ago.

Through research, development and feedback from health professionals,

we designed a wellness tool used by tens of thousands worldwide.

The Biomat® continues to be the leader in far infrared and negative ion therapy.

 Imitation Heating Pads

Some textile factories have been producing heating pads designed

to look like the Biomat®. They even use fake pictures of their staff

with fake names. Importers buy these pads in bulk and stick their

own “brand names” on them. Some importers mislead customers

into believing their heating pads are made in the USA. In reality,

their products are imported from China.


 Biomat 7000mx

Thousands of health and wellness professionals are using the

Biomat® in their practices. The Biomat® is used by medical doctors,

 physical therapists, Integrative medical doctors, holistic practitioners,

yoga teachers, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and naturopaths around the world.

 Imitation Heating Pads

No health and wellness professionals use imitation pads in their practice.

Customers have informed us that the build of these pads are not consistent,

and they do not hold up over time.


 Biomat 7000mx

Independent studies have been done using the Biomat® over the years.

The Biomat® has also been featured in books, and other publications.

 Imitation Heating Pads

Manufacturers of imitation pads reference studies found online, however

none of these studies were done using their actual product. There is no proof

that their heating pads have the same effectiveness as the Biomat®.




Biomat 7000mx

The Biomat® is produced in our Korean medical supply facility under

strict quality control and environmental standards. We do it all, from research

and development, design, and to manufacturing. Every step of the way our

products are inspected and exceed safety standards.

 Imitation Heating Pads

The importers of cheap heating pads are not involved in the research and

development or the design of the final product. Textile factories copy our Biomat®

and persuade the customer into thinking they are getting something similar,

however they do not last.


Biomat 7000mx

Since contact with skin is inevitable, the Biomat’s® top layer is constructed using

thick natural cotton fibers and high-quality polyurethane. The outer surface is

durable and can withstand wear and tear. No glues are used on our amethyst. The

breathable fibers allow infrared heat to easily penetrate the body.

 Imitation Heating Pads

Imitation pads are made using various materials. Many tops contain synthetic

fabrics, some wrinkle because of its low tolerance to heat. Others contain mesh,

which can snag and rip overtime. Another style of pad uses stone discs glued

onto the surface. Users have told us the discs can fall off since the glue is

affected by heat and leach fumes.




Biomat 7000mx

Our waterproof cover is made of 100% polyurethane with proprietary coating to

repel liquids while allowing far infrared and negative ions to pass through and

reach the user. Its composition is hygienic and can be disinfected.

 Imitation Heating Pads

Some companies tout their “cotton waterproof pads.” However, these pads

cannot be sanitized due to the cotton and can stain because of it.


Biomat 7000mx

The Biomat® comes with a sleek and modern controller. It is simple and easy to

understand. Temperatures are shown in Fahrenheit and Celsius. The controller

features an auto step down timer for safety and a shutdown timer for


 Imitation Heating Pads

Heating pad companies use confusing, dated looking controllers. Many of them

feature temperatures that are only available in Celsius and not Fahrenheit. Many

do not have clearly labelled buttons and settings leaving the user confused as to

what temperature the pad is set at. Most do not have a step-down temperature

function for safety.


Biomat 7000mx

The Biomat® has a dense thermal protection layer to maximize far infrared and

negative ions that reach the user and protect the surface it is on. The serviceable

life of a Biomat® is 5 years. However, there are thousands of users who are using

models over 12 years old.

 Imitation Heating Pads

Many knockoffs are flimsy. Some are even designed in a hazardous two-sided

fashion (different stones on both sides of pad). This causes wasted heat and

negative ions to travel downward onto the surface the pad is on and away from

the user. This can also be a safety issue as the pad may damage the surface it is



Biomat 7000mx

We only use natural amethyst and black tourmaline in the Biomat®. After 20 years

of research, development, and studies, we have concluded these are the best

gemstones for the best results. Early versions of the Biomat® used to contain

other gemstones and materials. Over time, the Biomat® has evolved through

research and now contains the finest materials for optimal results.

 Imitation Heating Pads

Imitators use a wide variety of inferior stones to cut down on cost. They like to

tout the efficacy of having a variety of stones, but the truth is materials such as

ceramic tourmaline is cheaper than natural black tourmaline and other stones are

less effective and cheaper than amethyst.


Biomat 7000mx

We use natural, untreated amethyst and black tourmaline. We do not use ceramic

fillers and all our tourmaline is carefully inspected before being used.

 Imitation Heating Pads

Imitation heating pads may contain synthetically produced or chemically treated

stones. This treatment will enhance the color but not the effectiveness. To cut

costs, textile factories are using inexpensive “bio-ceramic tourmaline” balls with

reduced negative ion output. Some importers of pads “certify” their stones hoping

users will think this will improve the efficacy of their mats.


Biomat 7000mx

The Biomat® contains two patented layers. The Peach and Grape Seed Layer

provides additional natural infrared output. The TOCA Layer is a black tourmaline

fabric layer which emits an abundance of negative ions. The Biomat® emits

almost 2X as many negative ions than other mats.

 Imitation Heating Pads

Imitation heating pads use generic materials available from fabric suppliers.


Biomat 7000mx

Biomat® is electrically certified in all of the countries we sell to. The Biomat® can

be shipped to Canada and is licensed as a medical device.

Imitation Heating Pads

Many companies tout their abundance of certificates. Many are worthless

certificates that can be purchased by the imitator for show. If the licenses are true,

it is for the textile factory and not the importer. Most are not licensed medical

devices allowed to be sold in Canada, Australia and other countries.


Biomat 7000mx

We are US FDA registered and fully compliant. The Biomat® has a 510(k).

Richway & Fuji Bio employs consultants and has full time staff to make sure we

comply with FDA law. All of our products are registered with the proper authorities

in the countries in which we operate. Buyer beware: Check if the importer is

registered with the FDA. All importers of medical devices are required to be

registered on the FDA’s searchable database.

Imitation Heating Pads

The fly by night companies are not registered with the FDA properly. As importers,

they are required to be. How they get away with selling their products remains a

mystery. These companies buy from overseas textile factories that do not

specialize in medical devices. The manufacturer may be registered, but they may

not compliant, and the importer is usually not registered.