There’s nothing frothy about PU foams

There’s nothing frothy about PU foams

BY GARY JAMES Suppliers are taking seriously demands for products that support, conform, dissipate heat—and survive being rolled and boxed As consumers become more and more savvy about what they want in a mattress, bedding producers are constantly on the lookout for new flexible polyurethane foams to help them improve the sleep experience. Enhanced comfort, […]

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 […]

Innocor Inc. Passionate About Innovation

Innocor Inc. Passionate About Innovation

Foam specialist expands offerings to bedding manufacturing, retail segments BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Executives at Innocor Inc., a Red Bank, New Jersey-based producer of foam products for both commercial and retail channels, expect to see significant growth in annual sales over the next several years. They believe their strong commitment to consumer research, comprehensive product development […]

Bain Capital Private Equity Purchases Foam Supplier Innocor Inc.

Bain Capital Private Equity Purchases Foam Supplier Innocor Inc.

Bain Capital Private Equity has purchased Red Bank, New Jersey-based Innocor Inc. from Sun Capital Partners Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Innocor is a foam components supplier to the bedding industry and other sectors, as well as a finished products manufacturer supplying commercial and retail channels. Sun Capital formed Innocor in […]

Sleep Innovations Targets Millennials in New Campaign

Sleep Innovations Targets Millennials in New Campaign

Sleep Innovations, the finished-products division of Red Bank, New Jersey-based foam products company Innocor Inc., has launched a digital marketing campaign that helps raise brand awareness and targets millennials. The campaign prompts millennials to choose customized bedding products designed for the way they sleep by tying into the broader theme of “finding your fit in […]

Polyurethane Foam Association Discusses Key Issues

Polyurethane Foam Association Discusses Key Issues

More than 120 executives gathered for the Polyurethane Foam Association member meeting Nov. 2-4, 2016, in San Antonio for in-depth discussions of industry issues, including technical advancements, regulatory action and industry education. The Loudon, Tennessee-based association’s fall gathering brought together foam manufacturers, chemical suppliers and other companies supporting the flexible polyurethane foam industry.  “We were […]

Soft-Tex First to Achieve New CertiPUR-US Certification

Soft-Tex First to Achieve New CertiPUR-US Certification

Soft-Tex International, a specialty sleep and sleep accessories manufacturer based in Waterford, New York, has become the first company to achieve new CertiPUR-US certification for molded foam products. Soft-Tex was among the companies invited to participate in a beta phase of the new certification process that launched in September. Until now, CertiPUR-US certification was available […]

C3 Corp. Touts Tweaked Foam-compression Machinery

C3 Corp. Touts Tweaked Foam-compression Machinery

C3 Corp., a machinery and engineering services supplier based in Appleton, Wisconsin, has made some updates to the BC2396 bun compression and roll-packing machine that launched in May. The company modified the equipment’s roll cage and refined the application of the final layer of plastic film that packages the finished roll. The BC2396 uses 50 tons […]

Carpenter U.K. Expands with Aurora Collection

Carpenter U.K. Expands with Aurora Collection

Glossop, England-based Carpenter Ltd., part of Richmond, Virginia-based Carpenter Co., is launching a new line of mattresses and pillows, called the Aurora Collection, just for the U.K. market. The Aurora collection, part of the Sleep Better range, uses a next-generation, high-density foam offering high resilience, as well as good bounce, the company said in a […]

Foam Supplier FXI Appoints New Head of Research and Development

Foam Supplier FXI Appoints New Head of Research and Development

Media, Pennsylvania-based foam supplier FXI has named Philippe Knaub senior vice president and chief technology officer. In the new position, Knaub leads the company’s research and development initiatives. Diane Adams, chief marketing officer, has been overseeing the research and development department, along with the marketing department, for the past year. With Knaub’s appointment, she returns […]

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