Devan Chemicals enlarges offerings with mix-and-match treatments

Devan Chemicals enlarges offerings with mix-and-match treatments

Chemical supplier Devan Chemicals NV, with headquarters in Ronse, Belgium, has expanded its Bi-ome line of anti-microbial finishes, which it sells to textile suppliers serving the bedding industry. Now, customers can mix and match the original Bi-ome finish with other treatments. In addition to the original Bi-ome finish, there is Bi-ome Quick Dry, Bi-ome Stretch […]

ISPA EXPO 2018 mattress components and machinery slideshows

ISPA EXPO 2018 mattress components and machinery slideshows

By Barbara T. Nelles Photos Bert VanderVeen Yes, “Mother Natural” went a little wild at the Jones Nonwovens booth (right). Sometimes things get out of hand at ISPA EXPO. It’s thrilling to see so many innovations in mattress components and manufacturing equipment, all in one place. You get sensory overload. This is the bedding industry’s biggest […]

At the Las Vegas Market, hustle and bustle, plus hybrids aplenty

At the Las Vegas Market, hustle and bustle, plus hybrids aplenty

BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH The Winter Las Vegas Market Jan. 28-Feb. 1 in Las Vegas buzzed with happy energy, and bedding showrooms were filled with manufacturers and retailers excited about product debuts, new looks and bigger spaces. From high-tech components to super supportive feels, this year’s Las Vegas Market crop of mattresses, […]

Spring Air rejoins ISPA

Spring Air International, based in Chelsea, Massachusetts, has rejoined the International Sleep Products Association, the bedding industry trade group headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The move is a key component of the mattress licensing group’s strategy to re-engage the brand in the important issues affecting the bedding industry, said Spring Air President Nick Bates. “We are […]

Englander Sleep Products adds Australian licensee Beds N Dreams

Chicago-based mattress licensing group Englander Sleep Products has signed a licensing agreement with manufacturer and retailer Beds N Dreams headquartered in Sydney. The agreement allows Beds N Dreams to produce and distribute Englander’s entire line of coil and foam bedding collections in Australia. Kevin Toman, Englander president and chief executive officer, said in a news […]

ISPA Attends Furniture Today Bedding Conference

ISPA Attends Furniture Today Bedding Conference

Better Sleep Council discusses findings of exclusive consumer trends survey More than 360 members of the bedding industry—including Mary Helen Rogers, vice president of marketing and communications for the International Sleep Products Association—attended the 2017 Furniture Today Bedding Conference May 10-12 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.   Themed […]

A. Lava Creates 2 New Posts to Manage Expanding Business

A. Lava Creates 2 New Posts to Manage Expanding Business

A. Lava & Son Co., a supplier of contract sewing and product assembly services that includes zippered cover production, quilting services, mattress components, turnkey boxed-bed programs and more, has hired Mason Hallett and promoted Chris Bunce. Each reports to Adam Lava, co-owner of the Chicago-based company. Hallett, a mattress fabrics veteran, assumes the role of […]

Glimpses of Mattress Industry Future at Interzum Cologne

Glimpses of Mattress Industry Future at Interzum Cologne

BY BARBARA T. NELLES Anyone unable to attend Interzum Cologne last month to look at components and machinery related to mattress manufacturing is in luck, because ISPA EXPO 2018 will be here before you know it. Mark your calendars for March 14-16 at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. It’s the best place to […]

ISPA Elects Four New Trustees to Board

ISPA Elects Four New Trustees to Board

Four bedding industry leaders have been elected by the membership of the International Sleep Products Association to serve on its board of trustees. The new board members are Kim Grubb, vice president of sales for Wright Global Graphics; Jeffrey Sherman, owner of The Bedding Group; Wade Wallace, president and chief operating officer of Tietex International Ltd.; and David Wright, […]

Why Hank Little Loves Fast Boats, Fast Cars—and Fast Quilters

Why Hank Little Loves Fast Boats, Fast Cars—and Fast Quilters

Under Hank Little’s leadership, Atlanta Attachment accelerates through challenges, acquisition. BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Hank Little, president of Atlanta Attachment Co., says he has two real passions in life: “fishing and going fast.” Speeding at 75 mph in a souped-up bass boat to land a fish is Little’s idea of a day made in heaven. Perhaps […]