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, […]

Covestro MDI-Based Polyols Create Better Bedding Foams

Covestro MDI-Based Polyols Create Better Bedding Foams

Pittsburgh-based foam industry supplier Covestro LLC, formerly Bayer MaterialScience LLC, has added a new line of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate polyols that yield superior visco-elastic bedding foams, according to a news release. Covestro, which is part of the Bayer Group, with world headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany, said the new MDI-based formulations build on the success of […]

Trends in springs & foams–the core components

BY BARBARA NELLES Parents tell their children, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” In the mattress industry, that adage only exacerbates the sibling rivalry between suppliers of innersprings and their counterparts offering foams. Each wants to be at the center—the center of attention in the industry and the actual center of the mattress. With […]