CertiPUR-US Certification Program Marks 10th Anniversary With Growth

CertiPUR-US Certification Program Marks 10th Anniversary With Growth

The nonprofit Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam, based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of CertiPUR-US, the foam certification program that it administers. According to a news release, all top- and mid-tier U.S. bed brands specify some amount of CertiPUR-US certified foam, whether conventional slabstock, memory foam or molded foam. “The certification […]

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, […]

Foamer FXI bought by One Rock Capital

Foam producer FXI is being acquired by an affiliate of Los Angeles-based One Rock Capital Partners LLC. One Rock is purchasing FXI from private equity partnerships managed by New York-based MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC and Black Diamond Capital Management LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. Financial terms were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close during […]

New Latexco U.S. hires help company prepare for growth

New Latexco U.S. hires help company prepare for growth

Industry supplier Latexco U.S. Holdings LLC, with headquarters in Lavonia, Georgia, has hired Brent Limer as chief sales officer and Andy Strickland as vice president of business development. Both are new positions for the company. The additions to Latexco’s management team are part of a strategic plan to grow sales of polyurethane and latex foam components, […]

Park Place Corp. Appoints Todd Councilman to Lead National Strategic Accounts

Park Place Corp. Appoints Todd Councilman to Lead National Strategic Accounts

Mattress producer Park Place Corp., based in Greenville, South Carolina, has hired Todd Councilman for the new position of national accounts manager. Councilman, who has 30 years of experience in the polyurethane foam business, most recently was senior vice president of sales for Elite Comfort Solutions in Hickory, North Carolina. Prior to that, he was […]

Online Certificate Course Educates RSAs about CertiPUR-US Foam Certification Program

Online Certificate Course Educates RSAs about CertiPUR-US Foam Certification Program

News release written by CertiPUR-US and published, unedited, by BedTimes The free 20-minute course provides an easy way to learn about foam certification CertiPUR-US® aims to prevent inaccurate claims and misinformation to consumers (ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Jan. 30, 2017) An increasing number of consumers are demanding bedding and upholstered furniture that contains certified flexible polyurethane […]

Soft-Tex is first to earn CertiPUR-US for molded foam

NEWS RELEASE Soft-Tex International Becomes First Company to Earn New CertiPUR-US® Certification for Molded Foam Products New York, NY (September 29, 2016) – Soft-Tex International is the first company in the world to achieve the CertiPUR-US® program’s new certification for molded foam products. Until now, CertiPUR-US® certification has existed for slabstock flexible polyurethane foam, but […]

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 […]

Covestro to debut new research at Polyurethanes Technical Conference

NEWS RELEASE Paving the way to a more sustainable world through advanced polyurethane technologies Covestro to share polyurethanes expertise and debut new research results at Center for Polyurethanes Industry event PITTSBURGH, Sept. 21, 2016 — With more than 75 years of experience in research and development of polyurethane technology, Covestro knows that superior polyurethane materials […]

Orsa Foam Names Jeff Dellinger Sales Agent

Orsa Foam Names Jeff Dellinger Sales Agent

Flexible polyurethane foam supplier Orsa Foam S.p.A., with headquarters in Gorla Minore, Italy, has appointed its first U.S.-based sales agent—Jeff Dellinger of J. Dellinger Co. LLC, who represents Orsa in the United States and Canada. Based in Blufton, South Carolina, Dellinger specializes in working with European suppliers to the U.S. textile and home furnishings industries. […]

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