Precision Textiles, a producer of textile components and FR solutions for a variety of markets, has designed and developed an individually packaged hygienic bed testing kit for use by retailers.
Part of the Totowa, New Jersey-based company’s SlumberShield branded line of mattress and pillow protection, each kit contains a mattress and pillow sheet that retail sales associates can use when consumers rest-test mattresses in the store.
The individually sealed kits are designed to be used in-store to protect against contagions such as the COVID-19 virus. Consumers can lie down on the sheet during the mattress trial and once it is used, it can be thrown away.
“While health care workers are working tirelessly to keep us safe, it’s important that safety precautions are put in place to protect the public against the continued spread of the virus,” said Scott Tesser, chief executive officer of Precision Textiles. “Mattresses come into direct contact with consumers as a key part of the buying process in the sleep test. To adapt to the current health crisis, the kits are sealed for one-time use to reassure consumers.”
The kits include a 60-inch-by-40-inch disposable flat mattress cover and a 15-inch-by-20-inch disposable pillow cover. The thin fabric is made of an antimicrobial polyester-rayon blend that is soft to the touch, does not crinkle and does not impact the feel of the mattress or pillow, the company said in a news release.
“We believe that as stores reopen, this will become the new standard for sleep product shopping hygiene for some time to come,” Tesser said.
In April, Precision Textiles introduced its six-sided, fully enclosed SlumberShield mattress encasement designed to provide medical-grade protection from bacteria, allergens, viruses and fluids.