Jowat launches Pur hot melt

Jowat Corp., based in Archdale, North Carolina, with world headquarters in Detmold, Germany, held the official U.S. launch of the Pur line of hot-melt adhesives at ISPA EXPO 2018 March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pur is a state-of-the-art solution for mattress manufacturers, especially for those who are roll packing beds. It is both cost […]

ISPA EXPO 2018 wrap-up

ISPA EXPO 2018 wrap-up

BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH Making your bed and shipping it, too At this busy show, there were plenty of one-stop shopping opportunities as exhibitors kept one eye on customers and the other on consumers There was so much to see and do at ISPA EXPO 2018 March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. […]

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 […]

ISPA announces prestigious bedding industry award recipients

ISPA announces prestigious bedding industry award recipients

NEWS RELEASE Gerry Borreggine & Bob Steelman Recognized for Extraordinary Service [ALEXANDRIA, Va. (PRWEB) March 28, 2018] – The International Sleep Products Association honored Gerry Borreggine, president and CEO of Therapedic International, and Bob Steelman, vice president of sales and marketing of Carpenter Company, for their outstanding industry service, during the 2018 ISPA EXPO Industry Breakfast […]

Party pictures and first impressions from ISPA EXPO

Party pictures and first impressions from ISPA EXPO

With all eyes on the ultimate consumer, we didn’t spot much puffery, but there was fluff and ‘ploof’ aplenty at this busy show By Barbara T. Nelles Photos Bert VanderVeen ISPA EXPO 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina, last week may have been an industrial trade fair, but it felt as though exhibitors, now more than […]

ISPA EXPO 2018: The shape of things to come

ISPA EXPO 2018: The shape of things to come

As a child, did you ever play with a *kaleidoscope? We always had one around. My mother, with her creative flair, made one with heavy copper tubing, mirrors and bits of colored glass. It was so much better than the cardboard ones from the discount store. Holding it up to the light, we would turn […]

Interzum Cologne 2017 Overview

Interzum Cologne 2017 Overview

Faster, Smarter, Easier: Busy show features tools and components for streamlining and simplifying mattress production BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH The biennial trade fair Interzum Cologne May 16-19 in Cologne, Germany, was the largest ever with a 15% increase in exhibition space and 19% more visitors than the 2015 show, said organizer Koelnmesse […]

Plan now to exhibit at ISPA EXPO 2018​

Plan now to exhibit at ISPA EXPO 2018​

The International Sleep Products Association is accepting applications from priority exhibitors through July 13, 2017, for booth placement on the ISPA EXPO 2018 show floor. The event will be March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Applications have been sent to exhibitors who qualify for priority placement, and those booths will be assigned July 17 and 18. General booth placement will begin Aug. […]

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 […]

Finding Firsts, Having Fun at Mattress Industry’s ISPA EXPO 2016

Finding Firsts, Having Fun at Mattress Industry’s ISPA EXPO 2016

BY BETH ENGLISH From what I had heard, I knew my first ISPA EXPO, held March 9-12 in Orlando, Florida, was going to be big, maybe the biggest one yet. The early predictions proved correct in every way—more space (137,000 square feet), more exhibitors (242 total—73 new and 10 returning after a hiatus), more attendees […]

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