GelMakers LLC, which has headquarters and manufacturing in Alpine, Utah, is offering two new gel mattress components—Qool, a quiltable gel comfort layer, and GelSpring, a buckling gel mattress core.
GelMakers’ parent is EdiZONE, the 1997 inventor of buckling, pressure-threshold gel and a host of patented gel technologies that it licenses for use in mattresses and other products. Qool and GelSpring are the first introductions the company is distributing directly to the mattress industry. They will be shown at ISPA EXPO 2012 March 14-17 in Indianapolis.
“Until now, we have let our other licensees commercialize our gel mattress technologies,” said Tony Pearce, GelMakers president.
Qool is a “breathable, full-coverage, shear force-reducing, cool gel,” Pearce said. “It is applied to quilting foam and can be simply quilted into your top quilt.” Lightweight and affordable enough for use on promotional beds, Qool contains phase-change microspheres for a “fresh, cool effect,” he added.
GelSpring is designed to take the place of an innerspring unit. It is a 6-inch tall buckling gel core, weighing 60 pounds in queen size. It can be built up with foam or other gel comfort layers, Pearce said.
GelMakers has a 90,000-square-foot plant where it also manufactures column buckling gel seat cushions for the consumer and medical markets.