Saatva ranks 266 on Inc. fast growing 5000 list

Online mattress retailer Saatva, which sells a complete line of innerspring, memory foam and latex mattresses under the Saatva, Loom & Leaf and Zenhaven brands, has been named for the third consecutive year to the Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This year, the Westport, Connecticut-based company placed 266, up […]

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, […]

Dow Polyurethanes introduces new high-airflow memory foam technology

MATTRESS INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE Dow Introduces Ultra Airflow and Moisture-Wicking Memory Foam Technology  MIDLAND, Mich. – Sept. 21, 2016 – Memory foam bedding seems to provide everything a consumer is looking for with its cushy, soft feel that forms to the body. However, the traditional closed cell foam structure traps heat and moisture which increases […]

Foam group honors visco-elastic inventor Charles Yost

Foam group honors visco-elastic inventor Charles Yost

The Polyurethane Foam Association, with headquarters in Loudon, Tennessee, has posthumously inducted Charles A. Yost into the Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame. The ceremony honoring Yost took place at a PFA meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida, in May. A foam industry innovator, Yost was recognized for his early work in developing memory foam while […]

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 […]

Dormeo stages Toronto slumber-party publicity event

Dormeo stages Toronto slumber-party publicity event

Specialty mattress maker Dormeo N.A., with headquarters in Plano, Texas, held a giant slumber party Sept. 18 at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto to celebrate the introduction of the Octaspring 9500 model in Canada, available exclusively at mattress retailer Sleep Country Canada/Dormez-Vous. The 9500 is the “most premium” and “plushest” bed in the manufacturer’s line-up, with […]

Sleep Innovations and Flexible Foam become ‘Innocor,’ Eicher named CEO

Sun Capital Partners, which purchased Spencerville, Ohio-based Flexible Foam Products Inc. earlier this year, has merged the foam supplier with specialty sleep manufacturer Sleep Innovations, which the private equity firm bought in 2012, naming the new company Innocor Inc. Sun Capital has appointed Carol Eicher as president and chief operating officer of the new Long […]

L&P study validates SomniGel’s ‘cool factor’

L&P study validates SomniGel’s ‘cool factor’

A three-phase research study commissioned by industry supplier Leggett & Platt, coinciding with the launch earlier this year of SomniGel buckling gel, shows that the new mattress component—designed for the bed’s comfort layers—offers temperature-regulating properties. SomniGel has “measurable thermal properties that provide a ‘true cool story’ when compared with memory foam,” said Cody Messner, product […]

FXI’s foam ranking scale offers climate clarity

Foam supplier FXI, with headquarters in Media, Pennsylvania, has created a ranking system for its foam products. Each is assigned a Temperature Regulation Factor of from 2.0 to 4.0. The purpose of the new ranking scale is to better communicate the “airflow and dissipation properties” of the different foams in FXI’s lineup. For instance, products […]

At Tempur-Pedic ‘cool’ covers, more clear-cut POP

At Tempur-Pedic ‘cool’ covers, more clear-cut POP

Changes were afoot in the Tempur-Pedic showroom at Las Vegas Market, including crisp, clean styling with products and POP designed to clearly provide a “good-better-best stepping story,” said Karl Myers, Tempur-Pedic director of consumer experience. Most noteworthy, many “better” products within the line have a machine-washable zippered panel–allowing both retailers and consumers to keep the […]