Chinese Innerspring Supplier Hit With Penalties

In a preliminary decision issued Aug. 21, the U.S. Department of Commerce determined that Macao Commercial Group, based in Macau, is in violation of a U.S. antidumping order on innersprings from China. According to the Commerce Department, Macao Commercial circumvented the antidumping order by assembling innersprings in Macau from components made in China. Macau is […]

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 […]

Leggett & Platt launches funny Web series about innersprings, of course

Industry supplier Leggett & Platt, based in Carthage, Missouri, has introduced a tongue-in-cheek, six-episode Web series to promote its Quantum Edge Steel Perimeter innerspring unit. The encased-coil unit, which launched several years ago, eliminates the need for foam encasements when constructing a mattress and is built to create a consistent sleep surface from edge to […]

Spinks Springs Wins German Design Award

Spinks Springs Wins German Design Award

Pocket springs supplier Spinks Springs, a part of Leeds, England-based Harrison Spinks, has earned a German Design Award 2016 for Posturflo 3D. The unique microcoils won the Excellent Product Design honor in the Home Textiles and Accessories category. Spinks will accept the award at the council’s annual awards ceremony to be held in Frankfurt in […]

Innerspring wrap-up

Innerspring wrap-up

Innovative coil producers pocket success from expanding global sales BY BETSI ROBINSON Let there be no doubt: Innersprings, especially  pocketed coils and microcoils, are bouncing back in the sleep products industry around the world. Just ask Mark Kinsley, vice president of marketing for Leggett & Platt’s Bedding Group. After seeing the specialty sleep category chip […]

Interzum Cologne: Trends in springs, foam and latex

Interzum Cologne: Trends in springs, foam and latex

BY BARBARA NELLES AND BETSI ROBINSON At Interzum Cologne in Germany May 5-8, suppliers of springs, foams and latex offered mattress makers an array of product enhancements, often addressing support, comfort, airflow and temperature-regulation issues. European companies that two years ago had dismissed gel foams as a fad, were seen embracing it, latex suppliers touted […]

L&P innersprings now ‘Made in USA Certified’

Mattress industry supplier Leggett & Platt, which has headquarters in Carthage, Missouri, has had its innersprings designated as “Made in USA Certified,” by the leading third-party certifier of country-of-origin claims. The Made in USA Certified designation means a product’s raw materials have been traced back to their original sources and the company’s entire supply chain has […]

At family-owned Starsprings, new ideas flow in the DNA

At family-owned Starsprings, new ideas flow in the DNA

Front and center: constant innovation, customer needs As executives at Starsprings expand the company’s reach in Europe and South America, they remain committed to providing innovative products to the industries they serve. Guided by market research, this Swedish manufacturer of spring units continues to challenge itself to bring high-quality, state-of-the-art products that address real needs […]

Home décor gets new twist from old bed springs

Home décor gets new twist from old bed springs

Reduce, reuse, redecorate At a time when mattress-recycling legislation is making headlines and states begin addressing the problem of keeping old beds from clogging local landfills and entangling heavy equipment, another movement is afoot. Cottage industries have sprung up—so to speak—around the art of repurposing old springs into shabby-chic home décor. It is fascinating to […]

Duties finalized on Chinese innerspring imports from third-country exporters

The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a final determination ruling that uncovered innerspring units from the People’s Republic of China shipped by third-country exporters Goldon Bedding Mfg. Sdn. Bhd and Ta Cheng Coconut Knitting Co. Ltd. are subject to a 234.51% duty for goods entered into the United States from Feb. 1, 2012, to Jan. […]