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January - February 2021


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8

Devan’s R-Vital® multivitamin

textile treatment meets

Standard 100 by Oeko-tex

Robatech introduces new

possibilities to the market at

World Premiere

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26

Efficiency Increasing Solutions

from Durak Tekstil

INDEX ADS

Boyteks.............................................Back cover

Boyçelik................................ Inside back cover

Elektroteks............................. Inside front cover

Elektroteks.......................................................... 1

Durak Tekstil....................................................... 3

VK Makina......................................................6-7

Milkay................................................................. 9

Metal Matris................................................ 10-11

Robatech......................................................... 13

Kıraytes............................................................. 15

Nova................................................................. 17

Comfyteks.................................................. 18-19

Polifelt............................................................... 21

BedCovers..................................................24-25

Kosmos.............................................................29

Format Sünger.................................................33

GizGrup.......................................................36-37

Ferkyal.............................................................. 41

Gemba............................................................43

İpeker...............................................................45

Bedco............................................................... 47

Özen İplik.........................................................49

Nano Yay......................................................... 51

EMR...................................................................53

Nerteks.............................................................55

Berfa................................................................. 57

Histeks...............................................................59

Interzum........................................................... 75

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84

interzum makes space

for the future

38

Stoffus increases

productivity 100% by

implementing Gerber’s Endto-End

digitalized hardware

and software solutions

My Techno Makine, a reliable

supplier in felt machinery

industry

76

Green Product Award 2021

Nomination in the category of

mattress industry

Microban and Manchester

Mills Pen exclusive partnership

to create antimicrobial-treated

textiles for the hospitality and

healthcare industrIes

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From The Editor

We start the new year

with an important

good news!

There has been an important development in the

Turkish mattress sub-industry industry, which

has made great progress in recent years. Among

the negativities of the pandemic period, we have

witnessed an initiative that can be considered as

the biggest development of the last two decades.

An association was established to bring the sector

together: IBIA, International Mattress Industry

Association. Best wishes!

This association was established to protect and

develop the economic, social, cultural, rights and

interests of its members with their common goals

by ensuring solidarity among its members. IBIA

will lead the solution of the problems encountered

on the basis of the sector, will strive to increase

its competitiveness, and to ensure integration in

international activities, public institutions and

organizations. It will try to ensure the unity of the

international bedding industry. Good luck!

Turkey has some very respectful mattress machinery

manufacturers who recorded great achievements

in becoming the world brands. These are

the lifebloods of the sector that can design and

manufacture all the production lines required for

mattress production and export to the whole world.

So, in most parts of the world, beds are made by

IBIA members’ machineries.

Turkey has some huge spring and foam suppliers.

These manufacturers, each of which are very

reputable brands, sell springs and foams all over

the world.

There are some outstanding felt manufacturers

who can be classified in world classifications in terms

of their quality and capacity.

There are some very quality accessory manufacturers

who supply complementary parts and embellishments

for mattresses producers.

Turkey has now assumed an important role in

the mattress manufacturing of the whole world.

This power will be more active, more functional,

stronger and more competitive thanks to the IBIA,

which was established to make this great mission

and service more organized.

I welcome IBIA to our industry, I wish success and

wish it to serve all nations around the world for

many years to come.

I wish all our readers a healthy, successful and

peaceful new year.

Mehmet Soztutan


Yeni yıla önemli

bir müjde ile

giriyoruz!

Son yıllarda büyük bir gelişme kaydeden Türk yatak yan sanayi

endüstrisinde önemli bir gelişme oldu. Pandemi döneminin olumsuzlukları

arasında son yirmi yılın en büyük gelişmesi sayılacak

bir teşebbüse şahit olduk. Sektörü bir araya toplayacak bir dernek

kuruldu: IBIA, Uluslararası Yatak Sanayi Derneği. Hayırlı olsun!

Bu dernek, üyeleri arasında dayanışmayı sağlayarak, ortak

amaçları ile ekonomik, sosyal, kültürel, hak ve çıkarlarını koruyup

geliştirmek için kuruldu. IBIA, sektör bazında karşılaşılan sorunların

çözümüne önderlik edecek, rekabet gücünü artırmak, uluslararası

faaliyetlerde, kamu kurum ve kuruluşlarda entegrasyonu

sağalmak için gayret gösterecek. Uluslararası yatak endüstrisinin

beraberliğini sağlamaya çalışacak. Kolay gelsin!

Türkiye’de çok saygın dünya markası olma yolunda başarılara

imza atmış yatak makinesi üreticileri var. Bunlar yatak üretimi

için gereken bütün üretim hattını tasarlayıp imal edebilen

sektörün can damarları olup bütün dünyaya ihracat yapıyorlar.

Yani dünyanın çoğunda yataklar IBIA üyelerinin makineleri ile

üretiliyor.

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üstlenmiş durumda. Bu büyük misyon ve hizmetin daha organize

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NEXT LEVEL

BONNELL

PRODUCTION.

VTC

Series

The VTC series are designed to achieve the highest

productivity for the production of bonnell spring units.

The improved transfer mechanism, the updated software with

new automation program, the new options for

furniture spring units ensures the best experience for the

production of any type of bonnell spring units.

+90 216 466 36 90


Machinery that never sleeps.

VKY Series

The VKY series offers a variety of

features that makes the coiling process

much easier and more efficient, such

as the improved knotting systems,

automatic lubrication system and the

digital heat treatment system are all

ensuring the best experience for the

production of any type of bonnell

springs. And just like all our machines,

the build quality is at the highest levels.

VKD Series

The VKD is a base machine for the

assembling process of bonnell

springs for every mattress and sofa

producer. The VKD Series has a robust

build structure with high quality materials

that allows for an easy handling of

the touch screen, a simple width

change of bonnell spring units as well

as the possibility to add extra jaws to

suit your needs.

NEXUS Series

The Nexus 3500 is designed to achieve

the highest productivity with an

ergonomic and highly efficient tape

edge operation. The motorized conveyor

belt, the mattress flipping system,

the automatic sewing head adjustment,

slowdown in the corners and

easy height and speed adjustments are

ensuring the best experience for the

sewing operation of tape for any type of

mattresses or furniture.

sales@veyselkutuklu.com


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Devan’s R-Vital ®

multivitamin textile

treatment meets Standard

100 by Oeko-tex

Devan’s latest technology, R-Vital Multivitamin, meets the

requirements of the Standard 100 by Oeko-tex ® (Class II). The

technology is part of Devan’s R-Vital ® range of microencapsulated

active ingredients and consists of vitamin C, vitamin E and ginger.

RONSE, BELGIUM – Preventative

health is top of mind and

we feel more concerned than

usual about staying strong and

healthy. The Covid-19 pandemic

has also caused people

to think about how they can

become more resilient and lead

a healthy lifestyle.

A balanced immune system is

crucial and depends on how

healthy we are, both mentally

and physically. People seek out

products to boost that immune

system. Providing products and

services which allow consumers

to become healthier is key. A

survey from McKinsey & Company

revealed that 75% of respondents

in China want to eat

more healthily after the crisis.

The new multivitamin blend is

part of the R-Vital ® range. R-Vital®

is a fabric treatment that

enables textile manufacturers

to boost their textiles with a

patented range of microencapsulated

active ingredients. The

technology was first launched

at Heimtextil in 2018 with

active ingredients including

Q10, Thyme oil, Aloe Vera, and

more. The fabric treatment is

based on microencapsulation.

Active ingredients are encapsulated

and applied to the fabric.

The treated textiles touch our

skin and the friction causes the

microcapsules to break. Then,

the active ingredients are absorbed

by our skin.

Since its launch in 2018, Devan

has continuously added new ingredients

such as CBD, Avocado

and Echinacea. The latest blend

contains vitamin C, vitamin E

and ginger and is designed for

immunity-boosting properties.

Recently, the treatment has

been found suitable for Standard

100 by Oeko-tex ® .

With vaccination campaigns

still ongoing, Devan’s treatment

might be a valuable technology

for those seeking to give that

little extra support to their immune

system in the meantime.


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Robatech introduces new

possibilities to the market at

World Premiere

World Premiere!

Register for the

virtual event on

March 17/18/23 and

revolutionize your

gluing processes.

Robatech is the specialist for

green gluing processes and

introduces new possibilities to

the market with a trend-setting

product. Convenience,

usability, safety, and efficiency

are the key objectives for

optimizing industrial production

processes worldwide.

More advantages with smart

technology

Robatech has succeeded in

achieving the best energy efficiency

in the industry with this

product. Operating costs in

the gluing process can be reduced

and more sustainability

achieved by saving adhesive.

This innovation creates high

application quality, process

reliability, and maximum system

availability. The product

components guarantee unrestricted

backward compatibility.

The electronics are smart, can

be seamlessly and flexibly

integrated and networked with

the IoT landscape. The most

noticeable new feature, however,

is the new user guidance.

For fast status and fault

recognition and ease of use.

Virtual World Premiere

The market launch alone is

already a highlight: On March

17/18/23, Robatech is going

to open a virtual showroom.

See the great unveiling of the

world premiere and get to

know the new product. Experience

our innovation first hand

via our 3D model and receive

further exciting information.

Our sales experts will also be

available to you in personal

chats or zoom calls. Register

now and join us online: www.

robatech.com/premiere


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Piston Group’s Irvin Products

acquires A. Lava & Son

DETROIT, Feb. /PRNewswire/

-- Irvin Products, a subsidiary

of the Piston Group formed by

Detroit businessman and NBA

legend Vinnie Johnson, announced

today the acquisition

of Chicago-based A. Lava &

Son, a leading cover supplier

in the North American mattress

market. A. Lava, established

in 1917, was a family-owned

business and is the largest

‘Made in the USA’ cover producer

supporting the bedding

industry.

This acquisition expands Irvin

Product’s footprint into the

Mid-west region and further

diversifies the company’s growing

list of markets, products

and end customers. A. Lava

has a strong industry reputation

for their solution-based

approach and ability to meet

and exceed the demands of

the dynamic bedding market.

Vinnie Johnson, Piston Group Founder,

Chairman & CEO (PRNewsfoto/Irvin Products)

“A. Lava’s expertise and industry

relationships, combined

with Irvin’s consumer volume,

capacity and investment

capabilities, will position us

to further diversify and grow

revenues outside of automotive

and capitalize on the

expanding market opportunity

in the bedding segment,” said

Piston Group’s Founder, Chairman

and CEO Vinnie Johnson.

“A. Lava’s strong reputation

in the bedding market compliments

what we have built and

grown at Irvin Products since

Piston Group acquired them in

2016.”

Piston Group, comprising of

Piston Automotive, Irvin Products,

Detroit Thermal Systems,

and AIREA, is headquartered

in Southfield, Michigan. It

designs, engineers, assembles

and manufactures a wide variety

of automotive parts and

systems. AIREA is an office

design studio and furniture

dealer. Piston Group was

founded in 1996 by industry

magnate and former NBA

champion Vinnie Johnson, and

is one of the largest private,

minority-owned automotive

suppliers in North America.

SOURCE Irvin Products


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Polygiene acquisition

expands sustainable

offering

Sweden-based company Polygiene buys British Addmaster Holdings

Limited, making it a comprehensive supplier of antimicrobial solutions

for both soft and hard surfaces. On one of the last days of the year, an

extraordinary general meeting voted in favor of Polygiene’s acquisition

of Addmaster Holdings Limited at a purchase price of SEK 374 million.

“It’s great to have the backing

of the EGM. We can now focus

on merging the two companies

and getting the organization

established. The acquisition will

allow us to offer the market a

comprehensive solution of antimicrobial

functions for both soft

surfaces such as textiles and

hard surfaces such as floors,

handles, kitchen and bathroom

fittings in public spaces. This reduces

the need for washing and

cleaning, therefore lessens our

environmental impact,” comments

Ulrika Björk, CEO of Polygiene,

which was established following

the 2004 SARS pandemic

through a spin-off from the

Perstorp Group.

Of Polygiene’s antimicrobial

and odor management products

ViralOff, BioStatic and Odor-

Crunch, the former, launched in

the spring, has performed the

best. This comes as no surprise,

since according to an ISO

standard it is over 99 percent

effective at breaking down viruses

such as SARS-CoV-2, which

causes the disease COVID-19,

within two hours. “Our vision is

to fundamentally transform the

industry, partly by encouraging

consumers to change their

behavior and wash less, and

partly by getting the industry

to adopt our functions and by

doing so be part of building

an eco-friendly society with an

approach to consumption that

is more sustainable in the long

term. The market is vast and is

expected to grow from USD 10

billion to USD 20 billion over

the next five years on a global

scale*. We want to be an

important and active player in

this development, and we hope

the industry will come on board,

particularly now that our offering

is even more extensive.”

Paul Morris, Founder of Addmaster

adds, “It’s a very exciting

time being part of bringing together

two major players in the

antimicrobial industry and creating

a powerhouse capable of

dominating the industry by being

the provider of all solutions

for all applications. Utilizing the

brand power of companies, will

significantly enhance the value

proposition of antimicrobial protection

to our clients, when the

public are so educated in the

need for hygienic protection and

demand is so high.”


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Franklin Charles Textiles

launches initial mattress

fabric collections

New collections include trending technologies and innovative designs

for airflow, cooling, copper, graphene, and far-infrared fabrics.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) FEBRU-

ARY - Franklin Charles Textiles,

an emerging mattress

fabric and design company,

is pleased to announce 5

new collections of mattress

fabrics providing on-trend,

innovative designs coupled

with advanced technology for immediate development

for mattress manufacturers.

The new collections are as follows:

AirFlow - Franklin Charles’ AirFlow fabric has

been designed to maximize cooling air flow

and oxygen. The open 3D design structure of

the fabric provides for maximum breathability

by channeling air flow between the sleeper

and the comfort materials. This increased air

flow allows the mattress to breathe resulting

in an optimal cooling microclimate, enhancing

sleep.

Cooling mattress fabrics - This collection is

highlighted by two technologies Fryst Thermoregulation

and Serene which both offer superior

cooling options. Fryst

employs the use of phase

change material (PCM)

while Serene features super

conductive yarns that

offer a cool-to-the-touch

feel with a buttery soft

hand.

Copper - Franklin Charles’ collection of copper-infused

mattress fabrics feature lab-tested

antimicrobial benefits coupled with the many

regenerative natural wellness benefits for

which copper is known like improved circulation

and mobility.

Graphene - Adding to the mineral collection,

graphene infused fabrics provide a cooling

effect with added durability, anti-static, and

antibacterial properties.

IR Pulse - This cutting edge technology

leverages the far-infrared spectrum to help

encourage improved blood flow and circulation

which helps provide a more restorative

night’s rest.


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PoliFelt stands for

variety and quality

in felt

As one of the leading felt

manufacturers of Turkey, Politeks

Elyaf PoliFelt is famous for its

alternatives, quality and trust.

Its products are admired in various

foreign markets. Sleep Tech

magazine has recently conducted

an exclusive interview with

Ahmet Demir, CEO of Politeks

Elyaf Polifelt company.

As Polifelt, you have achieved a

great success in a short time like

6 months. Can you talk about the

details of this success?

Making the right investment

in machinery and having raw

material suppliers such as Politeks

Elyaf (Fiber) in Turkey has

brought us great success in a

short time.

When you first started to work 6

months ago, you were producing

on a single line, now you have set

up your second line in line with

the demands. What are the factors

behind this success you could

achieve in such a short time?


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Starting production with a

professional manager and team

who have served in the sector

for years, making the right

planning, working with customer

focus, closely following the

continuous workflow processor

have brought us success in a

short time.

What are the main features that

distinguish your products from

the products of your competitors?

What is the reason of being

preferred for you?

The most important feature that

distinguishes our products from

our competitors is to use quality

materials from the raw material

input. Then come our close

and strict controls and follows

up to the end of the production

until they to the customer,

not to compromise on quality,

to provide fast service to the

customer and high capacity.

Ahmet Demir,

CEO of Polifelt

What are the countries and target

markets in your export portfolio,

and what is the ratio of your

exports to your total sales?

Countries in our export portfolio

are predominantly in Europe.

Our target markets are Romania,

Poland, England and Russia.

Our exports constitute 40%

of our total sales.

For you, how was the year

2020, which was bad for many

companies?

Our company will start the

second felt line approximately

2 months later and plans to

double its production capacity.

We want to be a company that

is sought after and preferred in

the sector.


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Efficiency Increasing

Solutions from Durak Tekstil

The national sewing and

embroidery thread brand of

Turkey, Durak Textile, continues

to produce solutions that focus

on the efficiency of textile

manufacturers worldwide with

its 50 years of accumulated

experience and active R & D

team that follows all the recent

developments in the industry.

The sleep and rest technologies

industry, which has developed

with a very rapid acceleration,

has witnessed great developments

both as a final product

and the production processes

of these products. The speed

of the machines used today,

the automation of the production

lines and the ease of

transportation provided by the

global market have enabled

businesses to produce more by

using less time and resources.

In this direction, Durak Tekstil

offers its customers the most

suitable solutions for newest

technologies with innovative

products.

1- Duma

With the special winding method

developed by Durak Tekstil,

the Duma product manufactured

with the Coreless Bobbin Technology

system makes a difference

in the machines with lock

stitch system.

With the winding machines

developed by Durak Tekstil inhouse,

the Duma product manufactured

with the Coreless Bobbin

Technology system makes

a difference in the machines

with lock stitch system. Duma

is an alternative to traditional

bobbins used in the hook &

case systems. It does not have

a gap in the middle unlike the

conventional bobbin threads.

Duma is a product that contains

only thread. It receives

approximately 3 times more

thread than traditional bobbins

thanks to the use of the gap

in the middle and alternative

yarn thicknesses. Duma product

is absolutely knot-free.

Thanks to its design, the

thread is released from the

center and the bobbin stays

still in the hook, it provides


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equal tension throughout its

use and increases the stitch

quality. Duma product, which

enables the consumption of

yarn up to the last meter

in the bobbin, both reduces

thread waste and does not

leave waste such as cardboard

and plastic after use. The lintfree

structure of the continuous

filament polyester reduces the

machine maintenance cost and

wears the machine less than

monofilament products. The

length difference between the

bobbins is less than 1% thanks

to the meter-sensitive winding

technology.

2- Duraless

Developed pre-wound bobbin

Duraless product is a prewound

bobbin developed by

Durak Tekstil. With the special

winding method developed

by Durak Tekstil, it provides

various advantages over the

traditional bobbins and other

pre-wound bobbin threads.

It contains 2 times or more

thread per bobbin due to the

stronger and thinner structure of

the thread used.

The lint-free structure of the

continuous filament polyester

reduces the machine maintenance

cost and wears the

machine less than monofilament

products. The length difference

between the bobbins is less

than 1% thanks to the meter-sensitive

winding technology.In

addition, since it does

not require a bobbin, it eliminates

the cost of buying metal

part. Duraless is completely

made of yarn and it does

not contain knots and does

not leave cardboard, metal or

plastic waste after consumption.

Offered in various bobbin sizes,

Duraless is ready to use on all

sewing and embroidery machines

without any changes on

the machine. Innovative solution

from sewing thread pro-


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fessionals against quality and

productivity problems related to

downtime in your production.

3- Durabobbins

The choice of quilting

manufacturers

Durabobbins has been the

choice of quilting manufacturers

worldwide for years. Durabobbins

stands out with its

standard dimensions, meter-sensitive

winding and structural

strength. It provides ease of

use with its rich options in its

presentation. It is an indispensable

partner of lockstitch quilting

machines with its core-spun

polyester (PP, PC) and continuous

filament polyester options,

various sizes and hundreds of

colors.

With 50 years of experience in

the textile industry and service

experience in more than 70

countries, Durak Tekstil is the

constant supporter of mattress

manufacturers. Focusing on making

more production by using

less time and resources in mattress

and quilting production. In

addition to the products mentioned

above, with its Durafix,

Duratex and Polystrong brands,

Durak Tekstil continues to offer

efficiency-enhancing solutions to

textile manufacturers. Durak Tekstil

will keep innovating in the

direction of the demands of our

valued customers, the support

of machine manufacturers, the

technical knowledge of its own

personnel and the support of

academic institutions.


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Metal Matris transforms

steel into comfort

Aiming to be the most reliable spring systems supplier in the

world, Metal Matris is among the top 3 companies in the world

with a daily production capacity of 385 tons.

Mteal Matris is the main supplier

of mattress brands that

produce globally in 5 continents

of the world. We asked

the foreign trade chief Aytekin

Maraşlı about the success

story of the Kayseri-based

company.

Could you tell us about the

establishment and foundation

stones of your company?

As Metal Matris Inc., we

operate in two locations in

Kayseri and İzmir in the fields

of production of high carbon

wire, Bonell spring and pocket

spring for the mattress and

furniture sectors. Our company

is under the roof of Demiryaka

Holding and since 1989, it

has been a pioneering organization

that guides the sector

with its knowledge and understanding

of quality acquired in

line with the demands of the

sector with the slogan “We

transform steel into comfort”.

Our company contributes significantly

to the economy and

employment of the country

with a turnover of TRL 3.7 billion

as Hasçelik Kablo, Hasçelik

Halat, Coreal, Fiber Optik

and Metal Matris A.Ş. within

Demiryaka Holding.

Could you furnish us with

information about your production

capacity, product portfolio and

usage areas?

Our production portfolio includes

5 products: steel wire,


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bonnel spring, pocket spring,

Loosse Bonnel and frame. Our

total daily production capacity

in steel wire is 385 tons and

we have the ability to produce

from 1.10 mm to 4.90

mm.

Bonnel spring: Our daily production

capacity is 3.2 million

springs. In terms of features,

we produce between 9 cm -

11 cm in 4-turn, 12.5 cm - 15

cm in 5-turn, and 16 cm -

17.5 cm in 6-turn. Wire diameters

are between 2.00 mm

and 2.50 mm. As for packaging,

we can offer our customers

2 options in the form of

Rollpack or Flatpack.

Pocket spring: Our daily production

capacity is 2.8 million

springs. The products we

produce in pocket spring in

line with customer demands

and requests are height low,

hourglass, pocket spring with

2 or 4 sides supported edges,

nested or zoned products.

Loosse Bonnell: Our daily production

capacity is 500 thousand

springs. We have the

ability to produce 4-5-6 turns

and wire diameters between

minimum 2.00 mm and maximum

2.50 mm.

Frame: Daily production is

7,500 pieces. Our production

range is between 3.50 mm

and 4.88 mm.

What are your most demanded

products?

We mostly receive demands

for Bonnel Spring and Pocket

Spring.

What are the main features that

make your products stand out in

the industry?

When we evaluate the feedbacks

received from our customers,

I can say that the most

important feature that makes

us stand out in the sector is

quality. We make long-term

raw material supply connections

to maintain Metal Matris quality

and ensure it without compromising

our standard. At the

same time, we make it easier

for our customers to make

procurement plans, although

compliance with the deadlines

we offer to our customers is

important for our production

efficiency.


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Which countries do you export to?

What are your 2021 goals

for export?

The main goal

of Metal Matris

is becoming

a leader in its

sector and to be

more dominate in

the regional markets.

In total, we export

to nearly 70 countries.

With our new

investment, we target

to grow by 25% in our

export figures in 2021. After

determining that our customers

are in tough times for supplying

of materials especially

during the epidemic period,

we plan to quickly meet the

needs of our existing customers

by making a very fast

investment decision. We want

to expand our customer portfolio

by reaching new customers.

How was the year 2020 for you?

Can you evaluate it in terms of

sales and exports?

In 2020, we achieved a 30%

growth in exports. Especially

with the Covid-19 outbreak,

significant changes have occurred

in the furniture industry

in the world. The most prominent

feature of European,

American and Middle East

market is a shift in demand

from China to Turkey. That’s

why many companies have

decided to invest in Turkey. I

think we have taken all these

measures on time. Our fast

action has made a positive

contribution to our growth.

If we look at the negative

aspects of the epidemic on

trade, some companies in particular

have had difficulties in

sourcing materials and finding

enough empty container equipment.

Nevertheless,

we

have always

made longterm

planning

and warned all our customers

early against these negative

situations. We have always

been prepared for this negative

situation by planning our

production and loading plans

in the long term.

Anything would you like to

highlight?

We have seen how countries

and

companies

are

unprepared

against to

pandemics. It is

very important to

take important lessons

from this epidemic. We

should always remember

that such epidemics could

outbreak any time in the future

and we need to take our

measures accordingly.

We have noticed that making

long term plans about production,

material and logistics

issues are very important for

the furniture industry. I can

recommend everyone to plan

accordingly.


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Format Foam,

an environmentally friendly

Bondex foam supplier

As the largest producer of Europe, the company recycles

chemical and industrial wastes to produce Bondex foam thereby

contributes to the environmental protection.

Format Sünger (Format Foam),

is a young and dynamic

company established in early

2013. It has been operating

in the industry by following

up the latest technologies and

trends. “We have made our

company a strong player in

the market by taking strong

and courageous steps. While

doing all these, teamwork and

absolute customer satisfaction

have been our top priority,”

says Ahmet Sezgin, Company

Manager of Format Foam.

“Thanks to our professional

approach to customer needs,

we have built up a respectful

place in a short time.”

Sezgin explains: “Format foam

is a recycling company. We

produce a type of sponge

called Bondex foam, by processing

the wastes from more

than 20 foam factories in our

country. Our company has a

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Registration issued by the

Ministry of Environment and

Urbanization.

“The Bondex foam we produce

is used by all companies producing

mattresses and products

manufactured from soft

groups all over our country.

Although not directly, we have

exported our products to more

than 70 countries through

these companies.

“Our company is the largest

producer in the market in our

country and Europe. The products

we produce are the most

demanded products due to the

high DNS, high quality, and

price stability.

The 2020 global pandemic

has drastically affected all of

us regarding both health and

business. Weekend holidays

have partially curbed the real

terms of trade. Fortunately,

the fact that very fast summer

season alleviated our troubles.

I hope we will do healthy,

peaceful and profitable business

in 2021.

“Our company continued to

invest in 2020 despite all

adverse conditions and will

continue to invest as needed.

“Our company is doing a very

valuable job in terms of environmental

health. The products

we recycle are industrial and

chemical wastes. Their mixing

into nature is dangerous for

environmental health. In this

sense, Format Sponge is an

environmentally friendly company

that attaches importance to

human health.

Finally, we wish 2021 to bring

peace, health, tranquility and

happiness to all the peoples

of the world.”

Ahmet Sezgin, Company Manager of Format Foam


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interzum

makes space

for the future

Two new

participation

options provide

even more

flexibility. The

focus is on

interzum@home.

“With interzum 2021, we’ll

again be offering suppliers to

the furniture industry and interior

design sector their global

stage for new products and

trends, with an even more

extensive digital offering,”

says Matthias Pollmann, Vice

President Trade Fair Management

at Koelnmesse, in a

clear statement on interzum’s

consistent digital evolution.

“We know that many companies

are in favour of a purely

digital event because of the

uncertainty surrounding the


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development of the pandemic

right now. That’s why we’ve

decided on a concept with

participation options that offer

the greatest possible degree

of flexibility, with a clear focus

on the digital presence and

therefore on interzum@home,”

continues Pollmann.

New: purely digital participation

and a presence in the new

interzum@home exhibition hall

permit the best of both worlds

“Even though a presence on

interzum@home is already

included with a classic, physical

presence at the trade fair

for all exhibitors, in the face

of the current challenges we’re

acting on a request voiced

by many of our exhibitors:

we’re now also offering every

company the option of purely


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digital participation on our

new interzum@home platform,”

explains interzum director Maik

Fischer. Various digital-only

packages will be available for

the purpose, allowing companies

to participate solely

in the form of a digital

presence on interzum@home

2021 - a presence that’s a

perfect fit with their needs.

In addition, there is another

new alternative for participation

that serves as a kind of

intermediary between the two

possibilities outlined above:

the option of taking part in

the “interzum@home hall”,

where Koelnmesse will provide

interested exhibitors with a

physical trade fair presence

that includes the construction

of an attractive booth in three

different sizes and can be

used as a springboard and

connecting element between

the trade fair in Cologne and


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the exhibitor’s interzum@home

presence. “With this additional

exhibition format, we’re offering

companies the right framework

for a safe and upmarket

presentation in a compact

space. This allows exhibitors

to benefit from a top-class

setting at the physical interzum

2021 in Cologne while

simultaneously making use of

the opportunities presented

by the new digital platform

interzum@home. That way, exhibitors

get the best of both

worlds, so to speak,” says

Fischer of the new optional

form of participation.

Increased overall reach thanks

to a combination of digital and

analogue formats

The goal of the new digital

trade fair platform “interzum@

home” is to use the new digital

channel to increase overall

reach. The components of this

platform, which can certainly

be considered state of the art,

provide various possibilities

for interaction, including digital

showrooms, stages, workshops

and cafés. Even in the face

of the corona pandemic, this

ensures interzum will reach a

global audience that goes beyond

the protagonists at the

venue. Broadly speaking, the

main emphasis of interzum@

home is on knowledge and

content, the experience and

socialising, like at the event

in Cologne – but obviously always

with fluid crossovers and

connections. Networking is the

connecting link between offline

and online.

The interzum trend platform

and interzum@home: innovative

formats for innovative content

Complemented by the digital

stage provided by interzum@

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remain the leading platform for the furniture

production and interior finishing industry! As

the world’s leading event for the sector, it

remains a reliable address for an inspiring exchange

and new business opportunities – even

in these challenging times. interzum doesn’t

just depict the entire market, it also shows the

trends that will influence the next few years

and thus provides orientation for the industry;

it permits face-to-face interaction and is an

emotional experience. As a modern event, it

will be pointing the way to the future in 2021

too!


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The furniture industry

became the rising star

of e-commerce

While the negative effects of the Covid-19 epidemic on the sectors

continue, the increase in e-commerce continues without slowing

down. The stagnation in the furniture sector due to the pandemic

brought movement to the sector with the increase in furniture sales

in e-commerce.

One of the industry stalled

since March of the coronavirus

outbreak in Turkey was also

seen in the furniture industry.

Despite the slowdown in traditional

furniture sales in 2020,

with the increase in e-commerce

sales volume, the furniture

sector has also been positively

affected. The e-commerce

data that emerged in the first

half of the year increased with

88% sales volume and 77%

growth in the number of orders

compared to the previous period.

The users who needed to

shop online for the first time

were effective on the basis of

this increase.

Furniture e-commerce sites

preferred by those who will

establish new home

As of March, when coronavirus

cases were seen for the first

time in our country, it was

observed that the increase in

the time spent by consumers at

home, pushing users to make

Murat ERAT, Chairman of the Board of

Trendmobilya.com

changes in their living spaces.

Especially with the start

of curfews, users who stay

away from traditional shopping

methods have turned to

e-commerce. The couples, who

postponed their engagement

and wedding plans during this

period, preferred to complete

their unfinished preparations

through online shopping instead

of visiting shops as in the

previous years.


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Murat ERAT, Chairman of the

Board of Trendmobilya.com,

who operates in the field of

e-commerce in the field of

furniture, said, “We anticipate

that the increase trend in furniture

sales in e-commerce in

2020 will continue to increase

in 2021. In the world in

terms of e-commerce in Turkey

this year, and we estimate

that exceeded the previous

year’s figure. “He stated that

with the pandemic process,

users who avoid physical

contact within the framework

of social distance rules will

turn to digital, and this will

be a new beginning in terms

of both economic and employment.

Popular product office and baby

furniture in e-commerce

According to Trendmobilya.

com data, as a result of the

increase in the pandemic, it

has been observed that a

new need arises in the perception

of consumers with the

transition from home to work.

It was observed that the

demand for office furniture

increased compared to the

previous period, as employees

who are accustomed to

office furniture seek the same

comfort during their stay at

home.

Furniture sector looking hopefully

to 2021

It is predicted that users who

shop online for the first time

have discovered the comfort

of online ordering and will

direct their shopping preferences

to the online channel,

as they have confidence in

their online shopping processes.

For this reason, both

the growth in the e-commerce

sector and the increase in

furniture shopping in e-commerce

are expected to continue

without slowing down in

2021.


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Biocrystal ®

launches fabric

with stress-relief

performance

An ultimate solution for bedding and

furniture manufactures wanting to

respond increasing anti-stress need of

customers today.

An award-winning developer

and provider of Biocrystal®

technology, BC Tech company

launches Biocrystal®

fabric layer, a multipurpose

stress-relief layer, as much

needed product upgrade for

all bedding and furniture

manufacturers.

Performance fabric

from Biocrystal®

confirmed to relieve

stress

With scientifically

tested and confirmed

properties coming from

Biocrystal® powder already

implemented into the fabric,

the Biocrystal® fabric layer

announces a new era of performance

fabric layers.

Being easily implemented

into bedding and/or furniture

products, the Biocrystal®

fabric layer provides to an

end-customer reduced level

of stress, faster relaxation,

reduced muscle tension, and

increased oxygen level as

measured effectiveness.

The Biocrystal® fabric is

a multipurpose stress-relief

layer produced on PES base

composition with Biocrystal®

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printing process with 176g/m2 weight and it

is washable.

Minimum effort to implement

Whit its super-easy implementation, Biocrystal®

fabric requires minimum effort by manufacturer,

requiring only to be inserted as the

inner sewn layer, placed together with other

layers of the end-product.

“Deciding to implement Biocrystal® fabric

layer into your product, you decide to offer

your customers a much-needed stress-relief

experience. This was our idea when creating

Biocrystal® fabric – to offer an easy yet

provenly efficient way for manufacturers to

upgrade their products, and respond to the

most common problem of customers today

– stress” – said Vesna Pavletic, CEO at BC

Tech.


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Stoffus increases productivity

100% by implementing Gerber’s

End-to-End digitalized hardware

and software solutions

The furniture manufacturer implemented Gerber’s End-to-End

Solution to Enable Made-to-Order Production, Improve Quality and

Realize Material Savings.

V.N. GAIA, Portugal /PRNewswire/

-- Stoffus, Lda is a leader

in the development and construction

of leather and fabric

sofas in the Portuguese market.

In February 2020, the company

opened a brand new facility

and digitally transformed their

processes with the objective of

improving working conditions

and growing their business.

When the global pandemic

caused many companies to

shift their production to personal

protective equipment (PPE),

Stoffus leveraged Gerber Technology’s

integrated solutions to

not only run their normal business

operations, but also keep

up with growing demand for

made-to-order furniture result-


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ing in doubling its production

capacity.

“Speed, quality, optimized and

integrated processes, combined

with excellent service were the

decisive reasons for choosing

Gerber as a partner over the

competition,” said Luis Salgado,

CEO and Founder of Stoffus.

“The trust factor in a technological

partner that guarantees

a stable presence and service

of quality is essential for an

increase in productivity and

precision in delivery times.”

As soon as they moved into

the new facility, Stoffus was

able to move towards new

goals with integrated digital

processes that immediately enabled

a simultaneous increase

in profitability and productivity.

Since the implementation

of Gerber’s AccuMark® and

AccuNest software, digitizer,

plotter and GERBERcutter® Z1,

Stoffus has seen a 50% reduction

in manpower, an improved

material savings between 1

meter to 1.5 meters per sofa,

and 100% increase in productivity.

Stoffus is now able to

produce 25 to 30 sofas daily

compared to previously producing

15 sofas.

“For furniture manufacturers, the

pandemic has caused a major

increase in demand as people

spend more time in their

homes,” stated Francisco Aguiar

of Gerber Technology. “Without

technology, manufacturers will

work more hours and shifts

to keep up with the demand

and end up reducing efficiency,

increasing costs, and hurting

their bottom line. However,

companies like Stoffus, who

have digitally adapted, are not

only able to keep up with demand

but will also shorten lead

times, reduce errors and as a

result improve margins.” Today’s

consumers want modular and

customized products which is

why Stoffus relies on a madeto-order

model. Stoffus offers a

customization service as well as

a collection where it’s possible

to customize colors, fabrics, ergonomics,

functions, decorative

details and desired measurements.

Prior to implementing

Gerber’s integrated solution,

Stoffus relied on manual processes

which resulted in longer

than usual delivery times as

the demand for furniture grew.

In order to ensure greater

agility and efficiency, Stoffus

needed a reliable partner that

would help them digitally transform

their supply chain.

The investment also allows

Stoffus to embrace technological

innovation and better serve

their customers. They’re also

able to expand their business

with the launch of their new

brand, Andretti, which will help

them enter the high decoration

market in new GEOs like Canada,

USA, UK, Japan and South

Korea.

“Above all, I chose Gerber for

their assistance and technical

support and service, as well

as the excellent quality of the

equipment,” said Salgado. “We

consider it essential to have

a team to help us work better

and more efficiently and Gerber

managed to convey that confidence

and stability.”


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FELTTURC: “A quality felt

is an important structure of

a quality and long-lasting

mattress”

Mustafa Kiper, company official

of FELTTURC, a respectful brand

in felt manufacturing, conveyed

his evaluations for 2020.

How was 2020 for FELTTURC?

How did the pandemic affect your

company?

2020 was a very good year for

FELTTURC-Kaliteks. Our company

grew more than 25%. Despite

all the negativities at the

beginning of the pandemic, we

focused to make all sacrifices

for our employees to continue

their work. We have achieved

a great momentum by preserving

the current customer portfolio

and adding new ones to

it. 2020 has passed very well.

In this process, we would like

to thank our valuable customers

and employees. We think that

we turned the crisis into an

opportunity.

Does the use of felt in the mattress

industry increase?

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of felt and padding in the

mattress industry. We do not

think that alternative products

for felt and padding will be

developed in the near future.

A quality felt is the most important

structure of a quality

and long-lasting mattress. We

recommend our customers to

use high density and quality

felt.

How many mattresses are

produced with your products?

Our company manufactures

felt for 5 million mattresses

annually. We consider our

valued customers as business

partners and we take it as a

principle to contribute to their

success by providing them

with good quality, reasonable

prices and good service. For

this reason, we have been

working with our business

partners for a long time.

What is your main target for

2021?

Our company has been

continuously growing from

the day it was founded. In

2021, we aim to continue our

growth and to be one of the

organizations that shape our

industry. We will make new

investments in 2021.

What would you say about the

future of the mattress industry?

We anticipate that the mattress

industry will continue to

grow. This pandemic has also

shown that a healthy sleep

is one of the most important

elements of a healthy

metabolism and psychology.

For healthy sleep, people

prefer to sleep in good beds

and this trend increases the

demand for quality sleep

products.

What are your thoughts

and expectations about the

association to be established on

the mattress technologies and

sub industry?

We think that this association

will lead the industry, and

contribute to Turkey to have

a greater voice in international

market.


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Felt, the comfort

level of a mattress

It is a gift of true comfort for humans. Felts are available in different

colors. There are 100% wool pads that are available in several sizes

and can be used as a mattress topper, car seat pad, rug, camping pad,

massage pad or anything else you can think of. Wool felts work great as a

top layer on your bed since they are hand washable. Thick and cozy, wool

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Felt may be the oldest fabric

known to man, and there are

many references to felt in ancient

writings. Since felt is not

woven and does not require a

loom for its production, ancient

man made it rather easily.

Some tribes made clothing, saddles,

and tents from felt back in

700 B.C. because it was strong

and resistant to wet and snowy

weather.

Mattress Felt, Cotton Felt, Hard

Felt for Mattress are the common

names used to recognize

the Mattress Felt. Mattress Felt

is made from textile recycled

materials which are firstly punctured,

producing the non-woven

material, without weave or

scheme. These mattress felts

are soft, hard, super hard and

hardness with cushioning. They

all are prepared and manufactured

as per the specs and

features given by the customer.

Felt is a textile that is produced

by matting, condensing

and pressing fibers together.

Felt can be made of natural

fibers such as wool, or from

synthetic fibers such as acrylic.

Historically, felts were the only

material used for underlays but

today they represent only a little

part of the market while the

urethane foam accounts almost

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Felt underlays provide firmer

support and, therefore, are often

used in high traffic areas in

commercial establishments. They

are also used in conjunction

with area rugs. In mattresses

they are used for reinforcement.

Turkey has some respectful felt

manufacturing brands such as

Milkay, Şiteks, Punteks, Kayteks,

Feltturc, Simfelt, Felteks,

Polifelt, Gazi Keçe, Karfelt, etc.

The country also has companies

manufacturing felt-producing

machines such as My Techno

Makina, Savsan Makina, etc. As

Murat Cengiz, general manager

of My Techno Makina, put it:

“Turkey has been the felt manufacturing

center of the world.”

Nowadays, accession in felts

has made the mattress industry

to offer technical characteristics

which helps in offering unmatchable

bed comfort. Felts for mattresses

are available in wide

range of thickness, hardness,

colors, compositions, sizes, specifications

and number of layers.

Felts have extensive use in the

manufacturing of mattresses.

They are used to keep foam in

its intact position and work as

a protective material. In layered

mattresses, multiple felts are


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layered. The top layer of felt always provides

protection to the mattresses.

Felts include SAE, sheet, wiper, sleeve,

needled, filter, gasket, high temperature,

equestrian, craft and percussion felts. Felt

is available in materials including wool,

rayon, and polypropylene. High temperature

felt materials include Nomex, Kevlar,

polyester and carbon precursor felts. Felts

applications include dust shields, wipers,

grease retainer washers, vibration mountings,

polishing, glue and wax applications,

pressure and cushioning rolls, lubricating,

padding, oil retention, seals, spacers, harnesses

and saddlery. Capabilities include

die cutting for SAE grade wool and coated

felts, non-woven synthetic materials, coated

and impregnated felts, corks, foams, and

non-metallic materials.

When designing a spring mattress, felt

is an essential element in determining

the level of comfort. In order to obtain a

finished product that is more rigid or soft,

felt having the right level of rigidity must

be used. As a matter of fact, mattresses

are basic comfort products that are made

up of various layers which are what determine

the quality of rest. Each layer has

a specifically determined function. The first

mattress panel is the top part that guarantees

the user’s comfort. Its composition

varies according to the mattress model and

the user’s preferences. The second layer is

high density foam layer which provides uni-


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formity and uniform comfort. The

third level is comprised of felt

mats whose main purpose is to

provide protection from springs

in the case of hard felts, or to

lower costs in the case of soft

felts.

Natural materials without toxic

emissions are becoming increasingly

important, especially

in the mattress industry. Felts

made of virgin or recycled wool

and cotton are examples of such

materials. 100% pure wool felt

needled punched felt is made

out of 100% pure washed wool

and is also made without any

Pes additives. It is a natural,

warm and fire-retardant product.

Needled punched felt is made

out of various cotton recycled

textile fibers. It is used for the

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nomical types.

Felts can be produced from wool

and from some other animal

fibers such as goat, rabbit or

camel hair. The fibers are laid

over each other in layers until

the desired thickness, width

and length are achieved. This

produces a web-type structure

which is then beaten, pressed

and squeezed until the required

level of felting is reached. The

felt can be strengthened by

stitching, melting or dissolving

small areas of fibers, or by

gluing with adhesives.

Another type of felt is called

needle felt. This can be produced

using almost any type

of fiber. Synthetic fibers are increasingly

used for this commercially.

This method uses felting

needles which are arranged

together in a needling machine.

Fiber webs are layered on

top of each other and are fed

into the needling machine. The

needles are pushed through the

fiber webs in order to drag a

number of fibers to the bottom

layer of the webs. This makes

loops in the fibers which stitch

the webs together.

Properties of felt

All felts absorb water and

are good insulators. Felt can

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formed into permanent shapes.

This means that felt can be used

in many different ways. Commercial

uses include hats, billiard table

coverings, insulation materials,

collar facings for coats and jackets.

Needle felts have additional

property of being elastic and

lightweight compared with other

nonwoven fabrics. Their uses include

interlinings, mattress covers,

upholstery materials and wadding.

Products manufactured for the

bedding and upholstery industry

are in both out sizes and roll-form

with weight ranging from 750 gm2

to 1800 gr2. There is a range of

products from layered felt, heavy

needled felt through to bonded

felt, both unbacked and backed,

with a range of different backing

materials such as woven polypropylene

or Typar (DuPont).

Wool felts are a wonderful ‘felting’

between nature and humanity. The

felts provide a resilient yet firm

sleeping surface that we can easily

adjust by adding or subtracting

felts according to our preferences.

Wool felts feel wonderfully sup-


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portive and firm, yet yielding,

and can easily be adjusted

by adding or subtracting felts

according to one’s needs. For

additional ‘give’, slats can be

padded with 2-inch latex strips

(these are glued to the slat

using non-toxic glue). The latex

padded slats reduce the number

of felts needed to provide sufficient

‘give’ while only a minimal

amount of latex is used. The

latex can be protected with

cotton or wool sleeves (wool is

better because of its resistance

to molding.)

Each felt is mainly produced

by pouring hot soapy water

on batting and then stomping

on the wool. It means you can

start making felt with nothing

more than some bubble wrap,

warm water and soap but once

you’ve started, you’re likely to

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to experiment further. This

process causes the fluffy wool

batting to shrink into a dense

solid pad. The process is completed

by washing the felt in

a washing machine. The result,

is a beautiful, thick, hand

washable wool pad that can

be used in so many ways…

Specialty fibers can also make

wonderful felt or can be combined

with wool fiber to give

a luxurious feel and a different

texture. Fibers such as alpaca,

angora, bamboo, camel, cashmere

and silk are all available.

For color blending, hand carders

are useful, or if you are working

on a larger project a drum

carder is a very handy tool.

This will produce blended batts

of wool that can be used in

many different ways.

Gürkan Kanlı, proprietor of

Siteks, explains: “Mainly there

are 3 separate felts in a

mattress. First is the product

combined by heat processes

and used on the springs

directly which is called hard

felt. These lessen the hard

effect of the spring and spread

it on the surface. They spread

the weight of a person given

to the mattress and prevent

it from being concentrated on

a certain point. Our Company

can produce hard Felt from 300

grams to 3,000 grams. Now,

we have 8 production lines.

Our monthly production capacity

is 3,500 tons.


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Another sort of felt is filling

felts. These are medium-hard

felts used between top cloth

and hard felt. They can be

produced in different grams

and with different thicknesses

and they may show variation

depending on the countries and

their mattress cultures.

For the mattress, on the top

layer foam rubber or fiber is

used so that the quilting seems

beautiful. Here, the third type

of felts, felts for quilting begin

to function. These are softer

that the others. And they

make the quilting seem more

beautiful. And these are also

produced in different grams and

with different thicknesses with

the needling technique. In fact,

we can classify the Felts for

quilting used by us in this area

into 3, as well. These are: recycled

cotton Felts, original wool

Felts and original cotton felts.”

Gürkan Kanlı details the way

of Siteks, “We are producing

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Especially in the countries like

England and America, non-flammability

is preferred very much.

Preventing burning of the

completed mattress is a priority

there. Besides, flame retardancy

is desired in hotels, in military,

in hospitals and in prisons.

And for that purpose, we are

producing special non-woven

clothes. These products are

used right under the completed

clothes. Materials like foam rubber

or fiber are located thereunder.

Thus, non-flammability of

the mattresses or non-growth of

the fire, in case of a possible

fire, is ensured. In a sense, it

functions as a barrier. You can

ensure that flame retardancy in

two ways. First, you can produce

the fiber with non-flammable

chemicals. You use carbon

and non-flammable fibers therein.

Second, you get a non-woven

cloth with a feature of less

non-flammability and you may

inject a non-flammability liquid

into it. By that way, we produce

firebreak products.”

How many felt layers are enough?

This depends on whether you

use latex padded slats or bare


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slats. With latex padded slats,

stacking 4 to 6 bed felt layers

is recommended. With bare

slats, it would be better with

8-10 bed felts. More can be

added if needed.

The top felt is the protection

layer. It requires more care, especially

when sleeping right on

the felt with no sheet. Little

woolen pilings begin to form

wherever your body is directly

moving/rubbing against the

wool. The pilings can easily

be picked off while sitting on

them. It makes for good contemplation

time.

Multiple felts for layered mattress

To produce a layered felt mattress,

simply stack the felts on

top of each other. Side lacing

helps reduce possible slippage

between felts but is not absolutely

needed. Some people

prefer no lacing because of the

ease of removing layers for

travel, or for seasonal sunning

and airing.


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My Techno Makine,

a reliable supplier in

felt machinery industry

My Techno Makine has been

manufacturing a broad range of

machinery used in the mattress

industry. It has some products

that has no alternative in

Turkey. Sleep Tech magazine

wanted the details of their

success story from Murat Cengiz,

general manager of the company.

The full text of the exclusive

interview follows:

Can you furnish us with the

information about My Techno

Makine? What kinds of machinery

are you manufacturing?

My Techno Makine has emerged

with the technique and innovation

provided by engineering

with 20 years of knowledge

and experience, and manufactures

the complete set of machines

used in the manufacture

of felts used as spring protectors

in the non-woven sector.

We are unique in our field of

activity in Turkey.

What are the main factors in felt

machinery the buyers should be

careful about?

When choosing the machines

used in the production of

spring protective felts, customers

should pay attention to the

following issues:

Murat Cengiz General Manager


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Felt Machine, in other words

the complete line, should work

quickly and practically

- Less use of spare parts and

easy to find

- Capacity (monthly capacity

650 tons/month)

- Energy consumption (electricity

and natural gas) consumption

should be low

It should be a felt line appropriate

to the conditions of

Turkey (There is no standard of

raw material used in raw materials

because we use recycled

textiles.)

How are your aftersales services?

Please detail some features about

your machinery.

The felt line machinery is completely:

- Computer controlled bale opening

with automatic weighing

- Celaning villow

- Metal holder (high gauss

magnets)

- Mixing room (warehouse)

- Airlay comb (2600 mm width)

- Natural gas oven (high capacity)

- Culenders (crushers and

straighteners)

Cooler

- Hand length cutting automatic

computer controlled

- Felt packaging press

Our line consists of these machines.

After agreeing with the

customer on the felt line, we

project the machinery and the

process of macufacturing starts.

Our delivery time is an average

of 6 months.

After we manufacture the felt

machines for our customers, we

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necessary for production process

of the complete facility including

installation, serial production,

training of personnel, etc. After

our customer is satisfied with

the production, we deliver the

facility.

What kind of advice could you

give to an entrepreneur who is

considering making felt?

My biggest recommendation to

the entrepreneur friends who

are thinking of producing felt

is to first make a very good

feasibility and buy the right felt

line. Unfortunately, the biggest

mistakes which initiator friends

commit are buying of foreign

origin lines, at high costs and

these products are not appropriate

to working conditions of

Turkey.

Compared with other countries

in felt manufacturing machines,

can you give us information about

Turkey’s position? Do Turkish felt

companies generally use domestic

machinery or do they use mostly

imported products?

The companies operating in felt

manufacturing in Turkey, unfortunately,

mainly use foreign

machines. They have recently

started using domestic production

felt lines. Polifet firm has

just entered the manufacturing

of felt in Gaziantep. In 2020,

all the machines in the facility

are made by our company’s

project and work extremely

healthy and with high capacity.

Monthly production capacity has

reached the maximum capacity

on a single line in Turkey. The

production of the second line

for Polifelt company is continuing

and we are planning to

commission my felt line in about

two months.

What would you say about your

current export markets, your

target markets and the ratio of

exports to your total sales?

Our company was newly established.

We are in contact

with entrepreneurs who want to

invest abroad. We are currently

in the project phase with THREE

OR FOUR countries. We continue

to progress on a good road.

How was the year 2020, which

was bad for many companies, for

you? How did you manage the

Covid-19 process as a company?

The year 2020 was very intense

and paced work, and we turned

the crisis into an opportunity.

As My Techno, we were not

affected much.

Do you have any issues you want

to highlight about your company,

your products or the industry?

We 20 years of knowledge and

experience behind our company.

We know every aspect of

the industry very well. Turkey

has been the felt manufacturing

center of the world. We provide

all kinds of information and

support to companies that want

to invest.


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Nano Springs: Trust, quality

and technology

Located in Bursa, Nano Springs has been offering Tablet Pocket Spring Systems,

Standard Pocket Springs, Mini Pocket Springs, Micro Pocket Springs, Bonnell

Springs, Coils, and Steel Frames for the mattress industry. With 18.000 square meter

closed area and 50 employees, today NANO takes its place among the world leading

spring manufacturers with wide range of products and services and exporting over

16 countries in the world. Serkan Kır, proprietor of Nano Springs, informed us

about the company, products and service.

Nano Springs started in 2013

with innovative product, our

first investment, which is called

tablet pocket springs and we

made this investment to provide

different products to the

mattress industry and achieve

difference from other manufacturers.

After this, within the year,

we made a lot of investments

to the spring technologies with

the new machineries and now

we are in Bursa at a 18,000

square meter closed factory

area and exporting to about 16

countries in the world now. We

supply spring to the mattress

industry. We grew our capacity

in the last seven years dramatically.

We are now producing

Pocket Springs, Tablet Pocket

Springs, Bonnell Springs for


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manufacturers of the mattress

industry. We have been gradually

becoming a well-known

brand in the industry.

We, as Nano Springs company,

our aim is always to make

innovative products for the

manufacturers. We have been

working as a partner with our

customers for 7 years. We are

trying to satisfy with our service

and our quality products all the

time.

Last year, the year 2020, was

a very hard year for everyone

all over the world because of

the pandemic issue. We had

some issues at the beginning

of the pandemic in Turkey last

year on March and April. We

had lack of production about

two months. After that demand

in our industry somehow highly

increased. Last year end, we

reached what we had targeted.

We made more investment

last year. Our growth was 40

percent of our production at the

end of last year.

After the pandemic, demand to

increase in Turkey, Europe and

America

This year, we started good as

well. We are planning to make

more investment this year to

Serkan Kır

grow our capacity with new

products. We want to compete

with other manufacturers as

well. I’m expecting the demand

will increase this year again.

Because after the pandemic

something happened in the

mattress industry and especially

demand highly increased in


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Turkey, Europe and America. So,

I believe it will continue this

way. With this, we are going

to increase our capacity and

sales across the world as well.

Hopefully the pandemic will be

over soon this year and we will

go back to normal life, and all

the people in the world will

go back to the normal position

and will continue just as before.

Because of the pandemic all exhibitions

and organizations were

cancelled. We are using online

channels to reach our contacts

and to show our facility and

products.

Spring technology started with

traditional Bonnell Springs in

the 12th century. That time

mattresses started to be produced

from spring. Spring offers

people more comfort and more

convenient for the body. Bonnel

Spring is the oldest spring

type technology and is currently

widely used in the entry-level

of spring mattresses. Bonnell

springs are hourglass-shaped,

and the ends of the wire are

knotted or wrapped around the

top and bottom circular portion

of the coil and self-tied. All the

individual spring are then tied

together using spring wire, and

the completed structure is reinforced

with a strong border wire

to retain shape.

Pocket Springs technology has

more advantages

After that within these years

it is voluted to Pocket Springs

technology. Pocket Springs technology

is different from Bonnell

Springs technology. Because all

spring are individually pocketed

in the fabric. This makes all the

springs moving individually and

it will provide good comfort

for each body type. After that

tablet Pocket Springs technology

was introduced to the market.

And tablet spring technology

which has small springs combining

with the Pocket Springs, has


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been increasing comfort level

around 50-60 percent while

sleeping by increasing Pocket

Springs in the mattress comfort

level about 30-40 percent in

the mattress and also it is not

affecting to much blood circulation

during the sleep. You will

have good and relaxing sleep

in the night. So, it makes you

fresh preparing for the next

day. Tablet Pocket Springs identified

as a unique filling and

support layer, has been offering

unrivalled comfort compared

to other materials. Combined

with traditional pocket springs,

it increases spring count and

develop many different types of

comfortable and luxury mattresses.

Tablet products encourage

blood circulation during sleep

and prepares completely refreshed

before starting a new

a day. Tablet spring technology

has more advantages to

generate more luxury and high

comfort, quality, and valuable

mattresses. So, we are increasing

our capacity on that side

as well.

Nano Springs will continue

to invest for the future with

innovative products

Nano Springs will continue to

invest for the future with innovative

products. We aim to offer

innovative products and give

advantages to our customers.

As Nano Springs, we will continue

on our way to the future

as well. Nano has always made

principle to work for 100% customer

satisfaction. As a result

of that, promise to be individual

advisor to improve customers

businesses with our experiences.

On this aim, we will continue

investments by diversifying our

range without compromising on

quality service and products understanding

for the demands of

our global customer portfolio.”


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Green Product Award

2021 Nomination in the

category of mattress

industry

Netherlands, Volendam – 1461 participants from 51 countries

applied for the Green Product Award 2021. They were screened

under the aspects of design, innovation & sustainability, pre-selected

and finally nominated. Enkev is pleased to announce, that Labyrinth

100 is one of the nominees for the Green Product Award 2021 in the

category Circular Materials!

Labyrinth is a new revolutionary

filling material for

the mattress and furniture

industry. It has extraordinary

properties which cannot be

met by any filling material

used today. It is the only

material that offers comfort,

superb ventilation and is fully

recyclable. Because of its 3D

multifilament structure, humidity

will be wicked away

fast due to the abundance

of oxygen. Labyrinth is washable,

hypoallergenic, dust-free

and a non-toxic product. After

usage, the materials can be

fully regained, recycled, and

produced again in the original

form and quality. Enkev

takes full responsibility for its

materials. So it will take the

material at the end of life

back to give it a new life!

Therefore; Labyrinth 100 is


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100% circular. “Labyrinth 100

is a good example for the

level of quality and passion,

our nominees are contributing

to a more sustainable

future.” Nils Bader, Director

Green Product Award

Until February 14th the Green

Product Audience Award is

taking place, where the winner

is defined within a public

voting. Up to now more than

45.000 votes were counted

and there is still time to

vote.

From April 14th -16th the

grand finale will be held as

a digital show & congress,

including the award ceremony,

insights from creators of

different industries, Q&A-sessions,

matchmaking events

and much more.

About the Green Product Award

The international Green

Product Award is rewarding

products and services, good

in design, innovation and

sustainability since 2013. The

aim of the award is to share

good examples for the public

and to provide feedback and

networking opportunities for

the participants. The Award

showcases 11 categories of

Architecture & Tiny Houses,

Building Components, Circular

Materials, Consumer Goods,

Fashion, Handicraft, Interior &

Lifestyle, Kids, Mobility, Sport

and Workspace.

The Green Concept Award

– held in cooperation with

IKEA-Stiftung - strictly focuses

on concepts, materials

and prototypes, not on the

market yet. The yearly nominees

represent the upcoming

trends of sustainable innovations.


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Global fiber

export shrinks

The fiber used as a raw material

in the furniture, textile,

mattress and automotive

industries, plays an active role

in the economy of many countries

in the global market. The

ITC Trade Map report, which

allows us to access a lot of

data on global fiber export

and import rates, contains

important information about

countries’ fiber production and

fiber import and export rates.

No significant change has

been observed in fiber exports

in the last 10 years. The USA

took the leading position with

a share of 21.1% of exports

according to 2019 data. Australia

took second place with

a share of 9.7 percent. It has

been observed that sub product

groups maintained their

shares in the report in which

the fiber product group foreign

trade was also evaluated

on the basis of sub-product

groups. China ranked first in

all except silk fibre in all sub

product groups.

Turkey is the world’s second

largest fiber importer

It has been noted that the fiber

imports in 2019 decreased

by 11.4 percent compared

to the previous year and

amounted to 37 billion dollars

according to the global fiber

import data. China ranked first

with a 25.3 percent share in

fiber imports. Turkey followed


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Fiber exports

around the world

in 2019 declined by

10.9% amounting

to 34 billion dollars,

according to the

ITC Trade Map

report, which

evaluates the global

fiber product group

foreign trade. The

USA, which is the

largest exporter in

the fiber product

group accounting

for 21.1% of

exports, exported

7 billion dollars

of fiber exports in

2019.

China as the second largest

importer of fiber with a share

of 8.4 percent. Turkey’s fiber

imports in 2019 increased by

4.4 percent compared to the

previous year and reached the

value of 2.9 billion dollars. Another

remarkable detail in the

last five years of fiber import

data is that India’s import

rate has increased over the

years, reaching a share of 6.1

percent in 2019.


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Cotton fiber ranks first in the subproduct

group exports

World fiber exports, which

have increased by 3 billion

dollars in the last 5 years,

valued at a total of 34.4

billion dollars in 2019. Cotton

fiber was the largest with a

43.9 percent share when the

fiber exports are analyzed

based on sub-product groups.

Cotton fiber exports, which

decreased by 8.5 percent in

2019, amounted to the value

of 15 billion dollars. An

increase of 3 billion dollars

has been observed in the

cotton fiber exports in the last

5 years.

Product group shares in fiber

exports

Synthetic artificial fibers took

the second place with a share

of 32.2 percent in the world

fiber exports. Synthetic artificial

fiber exports decreased by

11.2 percent and amounted

to 11 billion dollars in 2019.

It has been observed that

synthetic artificial fiber exports

have not changed significantly

in the last 5 years.

Fiber exports from wool and

fine-coarse animal hair, which

ranked third, decreased by

21.1 percent in 2019. Exports

of fiber from wool and finecoarse

animal hair had a 17


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percent share in world fiber

exports and it was worth 5.8

billion dollars. Exports of fiber

from wool and fine-coarse animal

hair, which reached their

highest level in 2018, amounted

to 7.4 billion dollars.

Turkey is the eighth largest

exporter of cotton fiber

Turkey was the world’s eighth

largest cotton fiber exporter

according to the ITC Tredemap


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data. Cotton fiber exports from

Turkey decreased by 7.6 percent

in 2019, with exports valued at

228 million dollars and a share

of 1.5 percent on the global

scale.

China has the leading position in

world fiber imports. The second place

belongs to Turkey

China ranked first with a share

of 25.3 percent in world fiber

imports. Turkey followed China as

the second largest importer of fiber

with a share of 8.4 percent.

China’s fiber import decreased by

5 percent in 2019 and amounted

to 8.7 billion dollars according

to the statistical data. Turkey,

the second country in the world

for fiber imports, increased its

import rate by 4.4 percent in

2019. Turkey’s export value was

2.8 billion dollars.


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Fiber imports decreased by 10.9

percent in 2019 compared to the

previous year

In 2019, fiber imports decreased

by 10.9 percent

compared to the previous

year and amounted to 34.4

billion dollars in total. There

has been a 3 billion dollar

increase within the last five

years when fiber imports were

analyzed over this period.

However, there was also a

decline in fiber imports parallel

to the decline in global textile

and raw materials imports in

2019.

The most noteworthy product

group in fiber imports: Cotton fibers

Cotton fibers are amongst the

outstanding product group in

fiber imports with a share

of 44.3 percent. Cotton fiber

imports increased by 2 billion

dollars in the last 5 years and

amounted to 15.2 billion dollars

in 2019. However, cotton

fiber imports decreased by 7.2

percent in 2019.


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Turkey is the EU’s third largest

importer of fiber

When the fiber imports in the

EU in 2019 are reviewed, it

has been noted that fiber

imports by the EU amounted

to 2896 thousand tons with a

decrease of 4.1% on basis of

quantity, or 6.4 billion dollars

with 4.6% decrease on value

basis. China is the largest

fiber importer from the EU outside

the EU, with a share of

12.9%. In 2019, China made

173 thousand tons of fiber imports,

worth 840 million Euros

based on fiber import values.

Turkey is the EU’s third largest

importer of fiber and has a

3.5% share of the import market.

Fiber imports from Turkey

in 2019 was were worth 222

million Euros on a value basis

and were worth 153 thousand

tons on a quantity basis.

Turkey experienced a decrease in

fiber exports in 2019

Turkey’s fiber exports in 2019

decreased by 13.7%, to a

value of 638 billion dollars.

Fiber exports to the EU coun-


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tries in 2019 decreased by

6.6% and totaled 224 million

dollars. EU countries have a

35.1% share in Turkey’s fiber

exports.

Iran ranked first with a share

of 19.8% regarding Turkey’s

fiber exports. In 2019, exports

to Iran increased by

8.5% and amounted to 126

million dollars.

Exports to Italy ranked second

in 2019. They amounted

to 9% share of exports and

valued 57 million dollars.

Italy’s exports in 2019 decreased

by 8.2%. Germany

was the third largest market

for Turkish fiber exports. Fiber

exports to Germany increased

by 12.4% and were

valued at 44 million dollars.

The biggest growth rate in

Turkey’s fiber exports to the


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top 10 markets in exports

was in Pakistan. The growth

rate of fiber exports to Pakistan

was 25%. The biggest

decrease recorded was the

70.7% decrease in exports

to China in 2019. Exports to

the top 10 countries constituted

62.6% of Turkey’s fiber

exports.

Turkey increased its fiber import

rate in 2019

Turkey’s fiber imports in

2019 increased by 5.3% and

amounted to 2.9 trillion dollars.

USA was the top country

exporting fiber to Turkey with

a 22.7% share. In 2019, imports

from the USA decreased

by 13.7% and amounted to

659 million dollars.

Greece was the second

biggest country exporting to

Turkey with a 9.9% share. Turkey’s

2019 imports increased

by 123% and amounted to

288 billion dollars. China

ranked third in fiber imports

with a share of 9%. Imports

from China were valued at

260 million dollars. Brazil came

fourth with a 231 million dollars

value. Imports from Brazil

increased by 36.3% and had

an 8% share of the market.

Azerbaijan was noteworthy

in the top 10 countries Turkey

imports from. Imports

from Azerbaijan increased by

67.5%. On the other hand,

the most significant decline

was observed in imports from

Thailand. In 2019, imports

from Thailand decreased by

32.4% and amounted to 78

billion dollars in total.


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Henkel expands strategic

partnership with Quad

Industries for driving printed

electronics solutions

Düsseldorf, Germany – Henkel

Adhesive Technologies and

Quad Industries, Sint-Niklaas,

Belgium, today have announced

the expansion of their strategic

partnership to offer capacities

and support for technological

value creation and prototyping

with printed electronics solutions

across multiple industries.

The companies started their

collaboration in 2019 and since

then successfully worked on

different projects such as the

development of the innovative

COVID-19 smart health patch

introduced by Byteflies that

was launched in 2020. With the

advancement of the partnership

Quad Industries has become

a strategic partner in Henkel´s

ecosystem for design creation,

prototyping and manufacturing

of printed electronics via flatbed

screen printing.

With more than 35 years of

experience in printed electronics

across multiple industrial markets

Henkel Adhesive Technologies

offers a broad material

expertise, market know-how

and partner network to support

the commercialization process

for smart product solutions.

The business unit is a leading

provider of a broad portfolio

of conductive inks and coatings

that enable flexible, cost-efficient

and high-performing applications.

“At Henkel we believe in a differentiated

partnership approach

across the entire value chain,”

explains Stijn Gillissen, Head

of Printed Electronics at Henkel.

“Our network enables us to

provide customers not only with

products and knowledge, but

also connecting them with circuit

designers, printing manufacturers

or external IoT specialists.

Together we can leverage the

potential of digital transformations

by utilizing the benefits of

printed electronics.”

Quad Industries has been at

the forefront of applied electronics

for more than 25 years


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and is well-known as a trusted

partner in the development and

manufacturing of user interfaces,

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA Page

2/4 control panels and sensing

devices for both consumer and

industrial applications. In recent

years, the company has extended

its activities in the domain

of printed electronics, using its

extensive knowledge to develop

and manufacture printed, flexible

sensor solutions.

“At Quad Industries we see the

growing potentials for electronics

manufacturers to innovate

with new material solutions

provided by leading material

suppliers such as Henkel,” explains

Arne Casteleyn, Managing

Director Sales and Strategy at

Quad Industries. “Based on our

multidisciplinary expertise we

can support them developing

highly innovative smart products

that create additional value for

consumers. By enlarging our

strategic partnership with Henkel,

we aim to strengthen the

creation of printed electronics

solutions such as electronic skin

patches, stretchable sensors,

film heaters or film antennas

and even accelerate the time

to market. The novel skin patch

solution from Byteflies already

is a good example for the value

of this collaboration.”

Together with Henkel, Quad

Industries and four other medical

and technology companies,

Belgium-based Byteflies, a

medically certified B2B-services

company, has developed a

smart health patch for remote

patient monitoring. The system

was initially set up to monitor

the vital functions of patients

with heart failure and epilepsy.

After the outbreak of COVID-19

in 2020 the partners leveraged

the patch’s potential for

coronavirus patients. This new

COVID19 smart health patch

allows continuous, remote, and

wireless monitoring of patients’

respiration, heart rate, and

temperature and is already applied

by numerous hospitals in

Flanders, Belgium, to monitor up

to 300 patients infected with

the virus.

Henkel solutions ensure the

optimal material performance

of the COVID-19 smart health

patch and other digitally enhanced

medical applications,

for example for point-of-care

diagnostics or wound care. The

company has developed medical

electrodes and conductive

inks that enable the patch to

be used for five days rather

than just one. Quad Industries

printed the electronic circuit on

a very thin and stretchable foil

and integrated the technology

into the wearable patches. With

the expansion of their strategic

partnership the two companies

now bundle their expertise to

enhance the support of manufacturers

in the development,

commercialization and production

of smart printed electronics solutions

in markets such as healthcare,

hygienics, automotive and

furniture and building.

“The closer collaboration will enable

us to offer our customers a

‘one-stop shop’ for prototyping

printed electronics innovations

in a matter of weeks,” Stijn

Gillissen says. “As our trusted

ecosystem partner Quad Industries

will support the prototyping,

design creation and manufacturing

of printed electronics

via flatbed screen printing. This

includes the Henkel AG & Co.

KGaA Page 3/4 optimization

of printed sensors based on

Henkel´s materials know-how

as well as the production of

high-volume applications.”

“The partnership offers customers

a comprehensive and fast

development support starting

with the direct access to the

companies´ R&D teams comprising

experts in material and

manufacturing know-how in

printed electronics,” Arne Casteleyn

adds. “Together we can

offer quick feasibility analysis

and fast functional prototyping

of novel customer ideas.”


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Nanit transforms the Crib, using

aI to track baby’s height and

growth with smart sheets

The first textile that gives parents the ability to measure height and

track growth in real-time at home using the Nanit Camera.

NEW YORK, Feb. /PRNewswire/

-- Nanit, creators of the

most advanced baby monitor,

is once again modernizing

the connected nursery category.

Today, the company

announced the release of its

newest AI-powered solution for

parents - Smart Sheets - the

first textile that allows parents

to measure their baby’s height

and track their growth using

their Nanit camera’s computer

vision technology.

Many parents can attest that

measuring a wiggly baby with

a ruler or tape measure can

be difficult, and often inaccurate.

With Smart Sheets and

Nanit’s award-winning HD

nursery cameras, parents can

now easily track and monitor

their baby’s height and growth

progress. Parents simply lay

their baby or toddler down

on a Smart Sheet in the crib

and let Nanit do the work.

Parents use the in-app tools

to mark the key measurement

points on the baby, then

Nanit’s advanced computer

vision processes the baby’s

height based on its calibration

against the proprietary pattern

printed on the Smart Sheet.

“Nanit was designed to help

parents learn about their baby

and support their journey

during the first few years of

a child’s development,” said

Nanit CEO Sarah Dorsett. “We


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are excited to expand our offering

with the introduction of

Smart Sheets and to provide

an incredible, safe new way

for parents to easily stay connected

to their child’s health

and well-being.”

Parents can see a real-time

reading of their baby’s height

in the Nanit app, and can

then store those measurements

and track growth progress over

time. Further features including

a growth chart and time-lapse

video compilation will be

rolled out later this year.

“Tracking a baby’s height is

an important and helpful way

to understand their development

in between doctor’s

visits. This can help provide

parents and caregivers with a

complete picture of their overall

well-being when combined

with Nanit’s ability to monitor

sleep and breathing motion,”

added Dr. Natalie Barnett,

Director of Clinical Research at

Nanit.

Smart Sheets are safe and

effective with no sensors or

electronics on the baby’s skin

or in their crib. Nanit’s Smart

Sheets are made of 100%

cotton, machine washable and

fit a standard full-size crib

mattress (27.5 x 52 in / 70 x

132 cm). Available at launch

in Pebble Grey, additional

colors options will be released

later this year. Smart Sheets

will sell for $34.99, and work

with all models of Nanit

cameras, including the Nanit

Original, Nanit Plus and the

new Nanit Pro. One sheet will

also be bundled into the new

Nanit Pro Complete Monitoring

System, which includes

everything you need to track

your baby’s sleep, breathing

motion and growth in one

package starting at $379.


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Microban and Manchester Mills

Pen exclusive partnership to create

antimicrobial-treated textiles for the

hospitality and healthcare industrIes

New Protect360® products provide peace of mind with built-in

protection

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., /PRNewswire/

-- Microban® International,

the global leader in

antimicrobial technologies,

and Manchester Mills, one

of the world’s leading textile

manufacturers committed to

innovation with a customer-first

approach, announce an exclusive

partnership providing

antimicrobial-treated textiles to

both the healthcare and hospitality

industries. The Protect

360® collection of products

will be sold directly to customers,

as well as through Manchester

Mills and its distributor

network in the United States,

Canada, United Kingdom and

European Union.

“Our partnership with Microban

combines Manchester Mills

textile engineering expertise

and industry insights with the

leading antimicrobial technology

to meet consumers’

increased expectations for

cleanliness and safety,” said

Elizabeth McNulty, senior vice

president and general manager

at Manchester Mills. “Our

Protect360® products we are

launching with Microban are

truly innovative and provide

added protection for our customers’

specialized facilities


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and hotels. We look forward

to adding Microban technology

into more Manchester

Mills products to service these

industries and more.”

Key offerings of the Protect360®

product line include

mattress encasements and

pillow protectors that are

treated with Microban antimicrobial

product protection and

inhibit the growth of product

damaging bacteria. These

Protect360° products are also

waterproof, and feature patent

pending bed bug protection.

Additionally, the fabric has

passed third party testing for

Viral Penetration Protection,

providing a barrier against

viruses.

The exclusive partnership between

Manchester Mills and

Microban also includes the

development of the following

textiles with built-in antimicrobial

technology include:

pillow encasements, mattress

protectors, towels, sheets,

utility bedding, bath mats,

comforters, pillow shells, blankets,

spreads, mattress pads

and pillows.

“Not surprisingly, we have

learned that the majority of

people staying in a hotel

room or being cared for in

a healthcare facility expect

high levels of cleanliness – an

expectation that has greatly

increased over the course of

the past several months,” said

Brian Aylward, senior director

of global textiles for Microban.

“Through our partnership with

Manchester Mills we are able

to educate more people about

technologies that ensure the

cleanliness textiles to provide

peace of mind.” Microban’s

portfolio of technologies continues

to work to revolutionize

product performance with

protection that lives on. Its

portfolio of solutions includes

AEGIS®, SilverShield® and

ZPTech® for antimicrobial product

protection, and Scentry®

and Scentry Revive® for odor

control. As part of its commitment

to sustainable manufacturing

processes, Microban

products are bluesign® and

Oeko-Tex® approved.


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Mattress Industry

Terms

Source: ISPA, International

Sleep Products Association

Adjustable base: An electro-mechanical

or manual bed frame construction

that permits the raising

and lowering of the head and/or

foot portions of the mattress.

Airbed: An air mattress with a core

that is an air-filled vinyl bladder.

Better airbeds are multichambered,

covered with cushioning, upholstered

with ticking and sold with a

foundation.

Anti-microbial fiber and foam:

Treatment that inhibits the growth

of microbial contaminates.

Backing: Any fabric or sheeting material

that is used during quilting to

anchor the stitches.

Batting: See Cotton Felt.

Bedding: Commonly used as a

generic term for a mattress and

foundation set, but may also apply

to accessory items such as blankets,

sheets, pillows, comforters,

mattress pads, etc.

Bedding ensemble: A complete

sleep support system, consisting of

a metal frame or a bed, a foundation

and a mattress set.

Bed frame: A metal or wood

frame with legs used to support a

mattress and foundation. Conventional

height is 7-1/4 inches and

the low-profile version is 5-3/4

inches when measured from the

floor to the bottom of the foundation.

Generally a headboard

can be attached. Metal frames

are sometimes known as a “Hollywood”

frame.

Bedsprings: Open-spring or wire

fabric box springs without upholstery

materials or cover.

Binding tape: Fabric tape used

to bind and close the mattress

or foundation where the vertical

and horizontal panels of outer

ticking come together, providing

the edge trimming for the mattress

or foundation. See Tape

and Tape Edge.

Body impressions: Indentations


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occurring on the surface of a

mattress over time, due to the

compression of materials by the

human body.

Bonnell: A knotted, round-top,

hourglass-shaped steel wire coil.

When laced together with crosswire

helicals, these coils form the

simplest innerspring unit, also

referred to as a Bonnell.

Border: The vertical side or edge

of a mattress or foundation. Prebuilt

borders are constructed by

stitching together the ticking, foam

or other filling materials and a

backing material. Commonly quilted

or vertical-stitched.

Border rod: A heavy gauge wire

rod attached to the perimeter of

the innerspring unit (top and bottom)

by means of a helical wire or

metal clips.

Boric acid: A chemical additive

applied during the garnetting of

cotton and/or other fibers to provide

cigarette ignition resistance

characteristics.

Box spring: Also referred to as

a “foundation.” A base for an

innerspring mattress, consisting

of coils or other forms of springs

mounted on a wood or metal frame

and secured with a wire-interlaced

or welded-wire grid, topped with

upholstery and insulating materials

(felt, urethane or other resilient

materials), and covered on the

top and sides with ticking and on

the bottom with a dust cover. It

is an important part of a bed set

since it serves as a shock absorber,

distributes weight, and supports

and interacts with the innerspring

mattress to properly support the

body.

Box-top mattress: A mattress

featuring a raised surface finishing

treatment where a separate, sided

and rectangular encasement of

soft materials–usually with a tape

edge–is attached via a welt to the

entire surface on top of existing

cover and upholstery.

Bunk bed: A two-tiered wood or

metal frame designed to accommodate

two mattresses, typically

twin-size, one above the other.

Some models allow the upper and

lower units to be detached and

used as separate beds.

Bunkie: A mattress, usually twinsize,

and platform base used on

bunk beds.

Cal 117: Refers to California Technical

Bulletin 117, which specifies a

vertical flame testing procedure for

bedding and furniture component

materials. Foam referred to as “Cal

117 foam” has passed this test.

Carbon: The principal hardening

element in steel. The higher the

carbon content, the harder the metal

and the more temper it will take,

thus giving longer “memory.”

Cellulose acetate pad: Woody fiber

compacted into a pad and used

as an insulator. May be glued or

sandwiched between plastic netting

to help hold it together.

Coil count: The number of coils in

an innerspring unit. Though the

count can effect weight distribution,

it is not the determining factor

for firmness. The count is usually

based on the number of coils in a

full-size unit.

Coils: The individual wire

springs that form an innerspring

unit. See Hourglass, Continuous

and Offset Coils.

Coir pad: An insulator pad


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made from coconut husk fiber,

garnetted, needled, bonded and

pre-cut to size.

Comfort system: Refers to the

upholstery layers of the mattress,

generally consisting of a combination

of materials (cover, cushioning,

topper pad, insulators, etc.).

Conjugate polyester fiber: Spirally

crimped fiber that is crimped chemically

rather than thermally. Is very

durable and resilient.

Continuous coils: An innerspring

configuration in which the rows of

coils are formed from a single piece

of wire.

Conventional bedding products:

Mattresses and foundations in the

conventional adult sizes of twin,

twin extra long, full, full extra long,

queen and king.

Convertible sofa: A sofa with a

bed folded beneath the seating

surface, generally consisting of a

mattress resting on a metal mechanism.

Also called “sleep sofa” or

“sofa sleeper.”

Convoluted foam: Better known as

“egg-crate” foam that is specially

cut to produce hills and valleys,

giving gentle softness and more

surface comfort. Foam surface

treatment is available in multiple

patterns.

Cornell test: Devised by Cornell

University School of Hotel/Motel

Administration. Designed to test

cosmetic performance of bedding

sets, such as body impression or

support firmness. Two round surfaces

are pounded into the finished

product 100,000 times and checked

periodically for failure or changes.

Corner guards: Molded plastic or

metal, (sometimes upholstered)

fittings secured to foundation

corners to prevent material damage

from the bed frame.

Cotton felt: Produced by a garnett

machine which combs cotton

and other fiber binders into a

continuous web or layer. Several

such layers combined are called

cotton “batt”. For compressed

cotton felt, thick layers of garnetted

cotton fiber are mechanically

compressed to reduce body

impressions.

Cotton linters: The short fibers

adhering to the seed after the long

staple fiber has been removed in

the ginning process. Used in making

cotton felt.

Cotton pickers: “Fall out” from

ginning or garnetting. These

shorter staple cotton fibers are

blended with linters to produce

cotton felt.

Crown: A convex surface on a

mattress. Mattresses with a

half-inch crown are a half-inch

thicker at the center than at the

edges.

Cushioning: Materials that lie

above the insulator and below the

fabric covering in an innerspring

mattress. These materials are typically

combinations of polyurethane

foam, cotton felt, and/or mademade

fibers.

Damask: Woven ticking produced

on a loom that has yarns

running at 90-degree angles to

each other, the warp and the

weft. The damask design is

woven into the fabric rather than

printed on the surface.

Density: A measure of weight


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per cubic volume, usually expressed

in pounds per cubic

foot. Often referred to when

discussing foam.

Double tempering: Heating of wire

components, usually in an oven, after

they have been given shape or

form and have been electronically

stress-relieved. Refers to tempering

coils as well as border rods and

helicals in a complete spring unit.

Dual-purpose: A broad term used

to include all sleep pieces, which

can be converted to other uses,

including: convertible sofas,

high-risers, daybeds, futons, etc.

See Convertible Sofa.

Dust cover: A woven or non-woven

fabric attached to the underside of

a foundation to prevent the collection

of dust inside. May also be

known as “sheeting” or “cambric.”

Edge guard: Generally an extra

component added to the edge of a

mattress and/or box spring to give

support on the sides.

Engineered edge support: A special

design where the coils on the

outer edge of an innerspring unit

are actually positioned under the

border rod. Most units have the

coils recessed from the edge, which

can contribute to a “roll out of bed”

feeling.

Euro-top mattress: A mattress featuring

a raised, squared-off surface

finishing treatment filled with soft

comfort layers and attached to the

mattress upholstery at the tapeedge.

Fabric cover: Cloth or textile material

woven, knitted or felted of

any fiber or mixture of fibers. Often

referred to as “ticking” or mattress

fabric.

Fales pad: Compressed cotton felt

that is stitched together to better

retain compression.

Fiber pad: Usually refers to manmade

or natural fibers (wool, silk,

etc.) that are garnetted, needled,

carded and/or bonded together.

Often used in quilting panels for

mattress tops.

Filler cloth: Refers to a plain fabric

used on the top of a foundation

instead of ticking. Commonly offers

non-skid characteristics.

Flanging: The process whereby a

strip of fabric is sewn to the edge

of the mattress cover and, in the

assembly process, secured to the

perimeter of the innerspring unit to

prevent the cover and filling materials

from shifting.

Foam foundation: Consists of a

built-up wood slat frame covered

with a sheet of cardboard or similar

material, topped with at least 2” of

foam and covered with ticking.

Foundation: Any base or support

for a mattress, sometimes

used as a generic term for box

spring. A foundation may be

made entirely of wood or a

combination of wood and steel

or steel springs. See Box Spring

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Futon: A Japanese-style mattress

construction, consisting of a cover

and filling material, which is typically

cotton but can be innerspring

and/or foam.

Garnetting: A mechanical process

whereby short cotton fibers and/

or other fibers are combed into a

specific orientation and formed into

a thin web, which are then layered

to create a batting used as an upholstery

material. See Cotton Felt.

Gauge, coil: A measurement of the

diameter of the steel wire used in

coil construction. Wire gauge for

innerspring coils range from 12.5

to 17. The higher the gauge, the

thinner the wire.

Gel foam: Generally a visco-elastic

foam that is infused with beads or

swirls of gel during the foam pouring

process.

Hair pads: Horse tail or mane, cattle

tail or hog hair, which has been

processed and curled for use as a

mattress or upholstery filler.

Hammocking: An undesirable

characteristic sometimes associated

with worn out or low-end

mattresses. When weight is

placed in the center, the corners

tend to rise and bow in

response to deep compression

much like a hammock. Terms

“dish” and “sagging” also used

to describe this phenomenon.

Hand: Term used to describe the

touch or feel of fabrics (e.g., soft,

smooth, etc.).

Hand-tied: The process of

hand-lacing the coils in a box

spring together with twine. Seldom

used, this process has been

replaced with modern technology

and new designs.

Headboard: An upright unit of

wood, metal, plastic, or upholstered

material, to be attached at

the head of a bed, usually with the

bed frame.

Helical: A tightly-coiled, elongated

wire used in the manufacture of

innerspring units to join individual

coils to each other and to the

border rod.

High-contour mattress: Measures

9” – 13” thick. A mattress under 9”

thick is considered “standard”; over

13” thick is considered “custom.”

High riser: Usually a frame or sofa

with two mattresses of equal size

without a backrest. The frame

slides out with the lower bed and

rises to form a full bed or two

single beds.

Hog ring: Metal ring used to

secure the insulator and flange material

to the innerspring unit. Takes

its name from its similarity to the

metal ring in a hog’s nose.

Hourglass coils: Coils that taper

inward from top to middle and outward

from middle to bottom, thus

resembling an hourglass in shape.

Employed in bonnell and offset coil

designs.

Hybrid: Commonly used industry

term for a mattress that combines

an innerspring unit with specialty

foams such as visco-elastic or latex.

Ideal weight distribution: Equalization

of support in such a way

as to eliminate pressure points

that cause discomfort resulting in

tossing and turning. Best achieved

with coil on coil construction and

properly designed insulation and

cushioning material.

Innerspring unit construction (for

mattresses): The spring construction

used as the main support system

inside an innerspring mattress.

Some common types are: pocketed

(see Marshall) and all metal (i.e.,

bonnell, offset and continuous

wire).

Insulator: Any material used on top

and bottom of an innerspring unit

to prevent the upholstery layers

from cupping down into the coils.

Some common types are: a fiber

pad, non-woven fabric, netting,

wire mesh or foam pad.

Knit: A basic polyester or nylon

ticking fabric produced through a

knitting process (tricot) rather than

weaving. Designs are printed onto

the surface.

Lacing wire: Finer gauges of wire

used to form helicals.

Latex: A flexible foam created

from a water dispersion of

rubber, either from the rubber

tree (natural latex) or a manmade,

petroleum-based product

(synthetic latex). Most latex used

in mattresses today is a combination

of natural and synthetic

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LFK: An unknotted offset coil

with a cylindrical or columnar

shape.

Link fabric: A wire foundation

for bedsprings, cots, studio

couches, sofabed mechanisms

and gliders. So called because

the fabric is a succession of

metal links.

Marshall: A type of innerspring

construction in which thin gauge,

barrel-shaped, knotless coils are

encased in fabric pockets. Also

known as “pocketed coils.”

Mattress: A manufactured product

to sleep on, consisting of various

resilient materials covered with an

outer ticking. Comes from the Arabic

term “matrah” meaning to throw

down. Early Arabs traveled with

their bedding and threw it down on

the ground or floor at night.

Memory: The ability of tempered

steel, foam or some fabrics to

return to their original state after

being compressed or stretched.

Mesh: Plastic netting generally

stretched across the face of an

innerspring unit as an insulator.

Microcoils: A low-profile metal

spring unit, typically with individually

wrapped coils, used in the top

comfort layers of a mattress.

Molded foam core (for mattresses):

A core made of flexible foam

is made in molds and used as the

main support system in a foam

mattress.

Mounting: Attachment of a box

spring unit to a wood or metal

frame.

Needlepunched fabric: A manufacturing

process for which high

strength, lightweight, non-woven

construction fabrics are produced.

These fabrics are produced by

garnetting fibers, entangling or

inner-locking these fibers together

by a series of needles and

then mechanically bonding or

fusing them together via heat to

produce a fabric without glue or

binders.

Needlepunched pad: A manufacturing

process used to produce

insulator pads and non-woven

fabrics whereby loose, garnetted

fibers are inner-locked by a

series of “needles.” This process

usually requires additional bonding

to keep the fibers in place.

Offset coils: An hourglass type

coil on which portions of the top

and bottom convolutions have

been flattened. In assembling

the innerspring unit, these flat

segments of wire are hinged

together with helicals.

Orthopedic: Generalized term to

imply set gives proper postural

alignment and support. Should

not necessarily mean hard or

board feeling. Proper support

with a degree of comfort to contour

to the body is best.

Panel: The part of the ticking

that constitutes the top sleep

surface of a mattress, as well as

the bottom of a mattress on a


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two-sided bed.

Pedestal-type metal or wood bed

frame: A low-profile bed frame

with a solid pedestal base underneath

each side of the frame,

instead of legs.

Pillow-top mattress: A mattress

featuring a surface finishing treatment

where a separate encasement

of soft materials is attached

to the entire surface on top of

existing cover and upholstery.

Plus 4 edge: Two border rods

engineered with one inside of the

other and designed so that they

make the edge 4% firmer than

the balance of the sleep surface

to eliminate that “roll out of bed”

feeling and edge sag.

Pocketed coil: See Marshall.

Polyurethane foam: See Urethane

Foam.

Print: A ticking fabric, which can be

a woven or non-woven sheeting,

commonly of synthetic fiber composition,

on which a design has been

printed.

Quilting: The surface treatment in

which the cover, foam and/or other

fibers are sewn together, using

various stitch patterns on quilting

machinery, including scroll or

panel quilters (single needle) and

multi-needle quilters.

Resilience: Surface liveliness and

spring-back ability.

Rollator test: An approximately

230 lb., six-sided roller is

passed across a sleep set to

determine the structural strengths

or weaknesses of the set and

components (i.e., foam or quilt

failure, breaking of helicals and

coils). The industry standard to

duplicate the life of a mattress

is 100,000 passes.

Rollaway bed/cot: A portable

metal bed/cot with a frame that

folds in half with the mattress

when not in use so it can be

rolled away into a closet (or

elsewhere) for compact storage.

Sheeting: a woven or non-woven

fabric other than knits that have a

degree of sizing and are somewhat

stiff.

Side rail: A metal or wood rail,

which hooks into the outside edges

of a headboard and footboard

to provide the support base for a

foundation and mattress.

Sisal: A product of the henequen

plant formed into a pad and used

as an insulator. Named after the.

small port of Sisal in Yucatan.

Slats: Narrow strips of wood used

to support the coils in the box

spring frame. Also used in a bedstead

to support the box spring.

Sleep Products Safety Council

hangtag: Used voluntarily by

bedding producers since 1987, the

safety hangtag program provides

critical consumer information about

the safe use of sleep products.

Manufacturers certify that they use

the tag only on mattresses that

meet the Federal Standard for the

Flammability of Mattresses and

Mattress Pads.The tag is available

in a hangtag or permanent label.

Smooth top: A plain surfaced

mattress, neither tufted nor quilted.

Also called button-free.

Spring wire: Wire made from high

carbon steel, characterized by

toughness, strength and ductility.

Typically furnished in 8 to 18 gauge

for bedding industry applications.

Steel unit construction (for box

springs): The spring construction

used as the main support system

inside a box spring.

Stitch bonded pad: See Fales Pad.

Straightline deflection: Pertains to

mattress innerspring construction

and refers to the constant ratio

between stress and strain, weight

and movement. The benefit is

that constant support is provided

regardless of the weight applied.

No bottoming out of soft spots.

Basically it means that two people

of unequal weight, sleeping on the

same mattress, receive the same

support.

Stretch knit: A heavy-weight mattress

ticking consisting of a top layer,

bottom layer and filling material

knitted together and intermittently

stitched to keep the filling yarns

stable.

Super zoned box spring frame:

A support, generally wood,

attached longitudinally to the underside

of a foundation for added

support where the main body

weight rests. Another important

structural point is that the vertical

slats are turned on edge for

added strength. This is extremely

important on queen sizes and

for 4-poster beds where typically


no center support is provided.

Also known as a “center rail.”

Tape: Fabric material that closes

over the rough-sewn edge where

the top and bottom panels are

joined to the border of a mattress

or box spring.

Tape edge: A specified type of

sewing machine designed to stitch

binding tape around the top and

bottom edges of the mattress,

joining the panels with the border

and closing the mattress.

Tempering: Heat treatment of

wire to reduce brittleness. Accomplished

by electric charge,

oven heat or both. Also known as

“stress relieved”.

Ticking: Fabrics for covering mattresses

and foundations. Common

types include: stretch knits, woven

damasks, knits and nonwovens.

Torsion bars: A type of spring system

used in box springs characterized

by square-shaped wire forms.

Trundle bed: A low bed that is

rolled under a larger bed. In

some constructions, the lower bed

springs up to form a full bed or two

single beds as in a high riser.

Tufting: Consists of passing twine,

cords or tape vertically through

the mattress from top to bottom,

knotting and securing the loops

thus formed with tufts, buttons, or

lacing. The purpose is to hold the

mattress filling in place.

Uniflex grid: A steel wire grid used

to bridge the “mouth” of the coils

on an innerspring unit to prevent

“pocketing” of insulation down into

the coil and to eliminate “coil feel.”

Also helps to distribute the body

weight of a person.

Urethane foam: Synthetic (chemically

foamed) flexible urethane

used for mattress cores and as a

cushioning material. As a core, it’s

the main support system. Generic

term covering both polyester and

polyether foams.

Ventilator: Metal or plastic screens

attached to the sides and sometimes

the ends of mattresses to

permit the passage of air. Unnecessary

with normal high quality

materials used today, except for

hospital type mattresses with wetproof

covers.

Visco-elastic foam: Also known

as “memory foam.” Slow recovery

urethane foams that are temperature

sensitive. They conform to

the body and distribute pressure

according to body heat and dynamics.

Waterbed: A sleep system

employing a water-filled vinyl

bladder as its primary support

system. Original models relied

on rigid framing to contain

the vinyl components and were

known as a “hardside”. Newer

styles consist of vinyl components

(bladder and liner) typically

encased in foam and made to

look like a conventional mattress,

usually paired with a regular

upholstered foundation. Also

called a “softside” waterbed. All

versions are sometimes referred

to as “flotation beds.”

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Welded grid top: Basic wire

welded into a lattice to which

box spring coils, formed wire or

modules are fastened. Offers

even weight distribution, yet

allows some flex and give.

Wood bed: A bed with a headboard

and footboard made of

wood, having side rails of wood or

metal that support the foundation

and mattress.

Wood frame (for box springs):

The wood frame in a box spring

on which the spring construction

is mounted.

Woven stripe: A once ubiquitous

woven ticking with colored

stripes. The style was referred to

as “ACA”, the traditional designation

for the 8 oz. blue- and

white-striped ticking that has

mostly fallen out of favor and is

seldom produced.


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