Foam producer FXI, based in Media, Pa., has opened a new Research and Innovation Center in Aston, Pa. The company plans another such facility for the West Coast.
“The state-of-the-art facility employs chemists and engineers who will support and sustain the growth of FXI in the home furnishings, health care, electronics, industrial, personal care and transportation markets,” the company said. The research center will “drive growth and innovation in bedding, including toppers, pillows and other sleep accessories,” according to FXI.
“We are excited about the opportunity for innovation in this fast-growing segment of the market and intend to leverage our experience to a broader retail base,” said John Cowles, FXI president and chief executive officer. “Our mission is to develop solutions that meet customer needs. Based on our technological leadership and our planned investments in our facilities, we believe that we are well positioned to succeed in enhancing our capabilities in the sleep accessories area.”