Polyester

Polyester

The PET fiber for mattresses and pillows What is Polyester? Polyester is a polymer of esters. There are many kinds of polyesters, some of them naturally occurring, such as in some seed coatings. A polyester can be thermosetting (hardening with heat) or thermoplastic...
Flexible Polyurethane Foam

Flexible Polyurethane Foam

The Default Material for Foam Mattresses The most common material found in foam mattresses is flexible polyurethane foam (FPF). What Is Flexible Polyurethane Foam? Flexible polyurethane foam is foam that is flexible (bendable and compressible) made of polyurethane....
Bamboo – The Woody Grass

Bamboo – The Woody Grass

The Plant Bamboo – the tallest grasses in the world, some grow to almost 100 feet tall. They are the only grasses found in tree identification books. Bamboo is woody, and is used to build houses, ladders, garden stakes, baskets, hats, ship’s sails, and many...
Rayon (Viscose)

Rayon (Viscose)

Pure Cellulose Fiber What Is Rayon? Rayon is one of the first man-made fibers, but it is not synthetic. Why? It is made by refining and purifying a natural material, cellulose extracted from woody plants (those with long cellulose fibers). The usual short definition...

Vytex NRL

Enough people are allergic to one or more of the proteins in natural rubber latex (NRL) that certain business segments avoid using latex products so as to not expose employees with latex allergies. For example, in many industries (such as health care and food service)...
The Sheared Comfort of Wool

The Sheared Comfort of Wool

Ancient and Modern Textile Fiber Along with linen and cotton, wool is one of the oldest textile fibers in the world, and the oldest animal textile fiber. Along with this, sheep, the major producers of wool, join goats and cattle as animals with the longest history of...