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Cool, Sustainable, Feature-Rich Foams in Demand

By David Perry

Value-added offerings help manufacturers bolster higher-priced mattress collections

Value-added polyurethane foams are in high demand in the mattress marketplace, producers say. And they are adding features that today’s consumers want, such as cool-sleeping and sustainable foams and foams offering a variety of health benefits.

Producers say they have added foams and will introduce more soon to help mattress makers stand apart from the competition and to bolster their mattress offerings at higher price points.

While consumer demand for mattresses is down, the polyurethane foam producers are not slowing their efforts to develop innovative products for mattress makers, they say.

“Customers are looking for products and solutions that offer them some sort of value added,” says Chris Bradley, executive vice president of consumer products at Mount Airy, North Carolina-based NCFI Polyurethanes. “Whether that’s reduced cost or a tangible benefit such as cooling, customers are looking for an advantage.”

Polyurethane foam producers are not slowing their efforts to develop innovative products.

Read more here: https://bedtimesmagazine.com/2022/08/cool-sustainable-feature-rich-foams-in-demand/