Interzum Cologne 2017 Overview

Interzum Cologne 2017 Overview

Faster, Smarter, Easier: Busy show features tools and components for streamlining and simplifying mattress production BY BETH ENGLISH AND BARBARA T. NELLES The biennial trade fair Interzum Cologne May 16-19 in Cologne, Germany, was the largest ever with a 15% increase in exhibition space and 19% more visitors than the 2015 show, said organizer Koelnmesse […]

Plan now to exhibit at ISPA EXPO 2018​

Plan now to exhibit at ISPA EXPO 2018​

The International Sleep Products Association is accepting applications from priority exhibitors through July 13, 2017, for booth placement on the ISPA EXPO 2018 show floor. The event will be March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Applications have been sent to exhibitors who qualify for priority placement, and those booths will be assigned July 17 and 18. General booth placement will begin Aug. […]

Glimpses of Mattress Industry Future at Interzum Cologne

Glimpses of Mattress Industry Future at Interzum Cologne

BY BARBARA T. NELLES Anyone unable to attend Interzum Cologne last month to look at components and machinery related to mattress manufacturing is in luck, because ISPA EXPO 2018 will be here before you know it. Mark your calendars for March 14-16 at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. It’s the best place to […]

Finding Firsts, Having Fun at Mattress Industry’s ISPA EXPO 2016

Finding Firsts, Having Fun at Mattress Industry’s ISPA EXPO 2016

BY BETH ENGLISH From what I had heard, I knew my first ISPA EXPO, held March 9-12 in Orlando, Florida, was going to be big, maybe the biggest one yet. The early predictions proved correct in every way—more space (137,000 square feet), more exhibitors (242 total—73 new and 10 returning after a hiatus), more attendees […]

At ‘Best Ever’ ISPA EXPO, Product Innovations Rival Attendance

At ‘Best Ever’ ISPA EXPO,  Product Innovations Rival Attendance

‘Crazy-busy’ exhibitors launch ‘pocketed foam’, operator-less equipment and therapeutic fabrics BY BETH ENGLISH AND BARBARA NELLES April 15, 2016 The International Sleep Products association’s ISPA EXPO 2016, held March 9-12 in Orlando, Florida, broke records for attendance (an impressive 4,330) and exhibitors (a floor-filling 242)—and in superlative-laden feedback: “This is the best show ever!” “Totally […]

Vita Talalay Earns Cradle to Cradle Gold Certification

Vita Talalay Earns Cradle to Cradle Gold Certification

Latex supplier Vita Talalay by Radium Foam, with headquarters in Maastricht, the Netherlands, unveiled a new patent-pending recipe for its Natural Vita Talalay at ISPA EXPO March 9-12 in Orlando, Florida. The 100% natural latex foam in its latest iteration recently earned Cradle to Cradle Gold certification from the Netherlands subsidiary of the Environmental Protection […]

Eclipse and Eastman House Bring Licensees Together in Orlando

Eclipse and Eastman House Bring Licensees Together in Orlando

Eclipse International and Eastman House, a licensing group that is part of North Brunswick, New Jersey-based Bedding Industries of America, held a licensee meeting during ISPA EXPO 2016 March 9-12 in Orlando, Florida. ͞ “We had many of our international licensees in attendance, along with all of our domestic factories,͟ said Matt Connolly, Eclipse and […]

Atlanta Attachment Raffle Winner Takes Home Harley-Davidson Golf Cart

Atlanta Attachment Raffle Winner Takes Home Harley-Davidson Golf Cart

Atlanta Attachment Co. announced that Alfredo Valle Soto of Tepotzotlan, Mexico-based mattress maker Sistemas de Descanso Lord S.A de C.V. (Restonic Mexico) was the grand-prize winner of its ISPA EXPO 2016 raffle. Soto took home a Harley-Davidson-themed Club Car golf cart that the Lawrenceville, Georgia-based machinery supplier displayed at the event. “We give away a […]

Eastman House Brand Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Eastman House Brand Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Bedding Industries of America, the North Brunswick, New Jersey-based mattress manufacturer and licensor of the Eclipse International and Eastman House bed brands, has begun a stylish celebration of the Eastman House brand’s 150th anniversary. The company announced the launch of the Eastman House 150th Anniversary line at ISPA EXPO in March. The Anniversary group retails from […]

Video Tweets From ‘Best Ever’ ISPA EXPO

Video Tweets From ‘Best Ever’ ISPA EXPO

BY BARBARA NELLES The editorial staff had great fun covering ISPA EXPO last week, speaking with dozens of exhibitors, all of whom invariably described this year’s EXPO as “crazy busy!”, “best ever!” “tremendous!”–and even “insane!” Expect to read full coverage in May BedTimes. Meanwhile, enjoy these video tweets from the exhibition floor where a number […]