Polyester

Polyester

What is Polyester? The PET fiber for mattresses and pillows 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...
Shredded Memory Foam: Pillow Material

Shredded Memory Foam: Pillow Material

About Memory Foam New Shape for a Popular Material Memory foam was introduced to the bedding market in 1991. Known for its conformity and pressure relief, it is a popular mattress material, and is found in most popular mattresses, especially bed-in-a-box models.  ...
Cover Materials on Pillows, Part 2

Cover Materials on Pillows, Part 2

Kinds of Materials That Cover Pillows   The material in pillows includes both the cover/ticking and the filling. This article concerns the covers All the first fillings in pillows were natural materials which were at hand, readily available. Likewise, the covers were...
Filling Materials in Pillows, Part 1

Filling Materials in Pillows, Part 1

  Part 1 of Pillow Materials The material in pillows includes both the cover/ticking and the filling. This article covers the fillings. Materials That Fill Pillows There is great variety of mattress fillings. The first pillows, like the first mattresses, had just...
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 Textiles

Bamboo Textiles

Bamboo: The Woody Grass   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...
Viscose Rayon

Viscose Rayon

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

Wool: An 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...