Creative Ticking, a division of Beverly Knits, in Gastonia, N.C., has introduced a new FR product, TioTec.
TioTec is a patent–pending, two–in–one technology that “offers the comfort and feel of quality knitted ticking with a knit–in fire barrier.” It’s designed to provide mattress manufacturers with a single FR product that can replace FR socks, as well as constructions that use nonwoven FR barriers combined with regular ticking. It also is available in a TioTec Free version manufactured without the use of melamine, animony, chlorine or many other chemicals.
The product was showcased during ISPA EXPO 2010 in Charlotte, N.C., which Jerry Pratt described as the relatively new company’s “coming out party.” Pratt is president of Creative Ticking.
Parent company Beverly Knits has long made a variety of fabric products, everything from intimate apparel to tractor seats.
“To stay in those businesses we have to invent and invest in new products,” said Ron Sytz, Beverly Knits president. “We’re bringing all that experience to the mattress ticking market.” Among other products Creative Ticking promoted during EXPO was its Classics and Classic Free lines of ticking.