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 […]

Longtime pillow supplier Soft-Tex raises profile

Longtime pillow supplier Soft-Tex raises profile

BY GARY JAMES New products, lines and partnerships increase its visibility as a key player in sleep products While Soft-Tex International has been a major supplier of pillows and other sleep products to big retail chains such as Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy’s for years, the 32-year-old company has kept a relatively low profile […]

Lenzing’s Tencel fibers put to the test in pillows

News release written by Lenzing and published, unedited, by BedTimes. Lenzing, Austria – January 2018: Studies have shown that fillings of TENCEL® fibers are the perfect botanic alternative.* The tests conducted have revealed that pillows filled with TENCEL® fibers score when it comes to moisture management, volume and ease of care. TENCEL® fibers are in […]

American Textile adds experienced IT exec Carlo Morgano

Duquesne, Pennsylvania-based American Textile Co., a producer of name-brand and nonbranded mattress protection products, pillows and bedding, has named Carlo Morgano to the new position senior vice president of information technology.  Most recently, Morgano was with CIO Ventures, where he consulted with technology incubators and venture capital firms, in addition to advising startups in various industries, including […]

American Textile Co. names Tim Keegan to lead new hospitality division

American Textile Co. names Tim Keegan to lead new hospitality division

Duquesne, Pennsylvania-based American Textile Co., a producer of name-brand and nonbranded mattress protection products, pillows and bedding, has established a hospitality division and named Tim Keegan to the new position of senior vice president of hospitality sales. The division will supply mattress and pillow protection to hotels across the United States. Keegan previously was with Pacific […]

Soft-Tex producing Restonic accessories

Specialty sleep and sleep accessories supplier Soft-Tex International is now the sole licensee authorized to produce and sell Restonic-branded pillows, mattress toppers, pads, protectors and other bedding accessories. The Restonic brand is the property of Restonic Mattress Corp., a mattress licensing group based in Buffalo, New York. “The Restonic brand has strong name recognition in […]

American Textile adds more name-brand sleep accessories

American Textile adds more name-brand sleep accessories

Sleep accessories supplier American Textile Co., with headquarters in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, has expanded its licensing relationship with Tempur Sealy International Inc. American Textile now has the right to manufacture and sell Sealy-branded pillows, mattress pads and comforters. The first products are slated to ship to retailers on April 1, 2018. The deal deepens a growing […]

Las Vegas Market is a mellow show with maximally cool products

Las Vegas Market is a mellow show with maximally cool products

Bedding exhibitors engage buyers with aesthetics, boxed goods and lots of temperature talk BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH Home furnishings buyer attendance at the Summer Las Vegas Market July 30-Aug. 3 was on a par with last summer’s show, according to officials at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, although to the editors of BedTimes, […]

Nimbus Emporium develops Smartdown synthetic fiber fill

Nimbus Emporium, a maker of down-filled duvets and pillows, has added a range of duvets and pillows with fibers created from recycled polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles. Nimbus is part of the Trendsetter Home Furnishings group based in Trafford Park, England.       New Smartdown is a synthetic fiber fill that offers the comfort of […]

Online bed brand Purple expands business into Canada

Online bed brand Purple has expanded into the Canadian market and is shipping its mattresses, pillows and cushions directly to Canadian consumers at no extra cost. “A good night’s sleep is a universal need,” said Sam Bernards, chief executive officer of the Alpine, Utah-based company. “We’re excited to extend the availability of our products to […]

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