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, […]

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 […]