Interzum 2017, Get Comfortable in Cologne

Interzum 2017, Get Comfortable in Cologne

Tips and tools to make it easy to mix work and pleasure in this historic city BY BARBARA T. NELLES Every two years, members of the sleep products industry converge on Cologne, Germany, to exhibit or shop for components or machinery at the Interzum Cologne trade fair. The enormous show, held this year May 16-19, […]

Fine Cotton Factory Earns GOTS Certification

MATTRESS INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE News release written by Fine Cotton Factory and published, unedited, by BedTimes TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2016 – Fine Cotton Factory, an innovative textiles manufacturer, has completed the certification process and received the coveted Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification which entitles the company to offer GOTS certified fabrics. Fine Cotton Factory’s […]

Fine Cotton Factory Creates Liner Solution for Pillows

Toronto-based ticking supplier Fine Cotton Factory has designed a lightweight encasement that the company says gives pillow suppliers a liner that allows the true feel of the pillow to come through. The liner works well with a variety of fillings, including down, feathers and solid or shredded foam because its construction makes manufacturing more efficient, […]

Culp Home Fashions Gives Jeff Tsacoumangos New Position

Culp Home Fashions, the mattress ticking division of High Point, North Carolina-based Culp Inc., has named Jeff Tsacoumangos director of quality assurance and continuous improvement. In the newly created position, Tsacoumangos is responsible for the oversight of quality assurance for all Culp Home Fashions’ manufacturing plants and product lines, as well as ongoing development related […]

Fine Cotton Factory Builds Out Sales Team with James Austin, Bob Siegel

Toronto-based ticking supplier Fine Cotton Factory has added two new territory managers to its sales team. James Austin handles the east coast of Canada, and Bob Siegel represents the company in the Northeast United States. Austin, who lives in Amherst, Nova Scotia, has had a long career in textile sales and, most recently, has held […]

Maxime Knitting makes list of fastest-growing companies

NEWS RELEASE Maxime Knitting Inc. Ranks No. 204 on the 2016 PROFIT 500 PROFIT and Canadian Business unveils 28th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies MONTREAL, September 15, 2016 – Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Maxime Knitting No.204 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the […]

Belgian Olympic Athletes Sleep on BekaertDeslee Topper

Belgian Olympic Athletes Sleep on BekaertDeslee Topper

Ticking and sewn cover supplier BekaertDeslee, with world headquarters in Waregem, Belgium, supplied members of the Belgian Olympic team participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics Aug. 5-21 with a specially designed Bounce Air Pad mattress topper. The reversible topper is covered with Cairfull, BekaertDeslee’s three-dimensional knit spacer fabric filled with vertical polyester fibers. Quilted between […]

Fine Cotton Factory Adds New Slayer FR Fabric

Ticking supplier Fine Cotton Factory has developed a white version of its FR barrier fabric, patent-pending Slayer. Introduced two years ago in black, it is meant specifically for use with latex beds. Slayer is touted as a single-layer FR solution for latex, which typically requires more than one FR barrier, according to the Toronto-based company. […]

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 […]

Mattress Fabric Deal Finalized, BekaertDeslee Brand Emerges

Mattress fabric supplier Bekaert Textiles, which is owned by German private equity firm Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, and is headquartered in Waregem, Belgium, has completed the purchase of competitor DesleeClama, based in Zonnebeke, Belgium, and unveiled new company branding and a new logo. BekaertDeslee Textiles is a global producer of knit and woven ticking, […]

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