A leader in the $6 Billion wholesale bedding industry was experiencing compression, odor and mold issues with polyurethane (PU) foam components used in their beds. Through the IDEA® process, Nomaco was able to design and develop a patent-pending solution using polyethylene (PE) foam that maintains profile height within the bed. Since Nomaco’s foam has a closed-cell structure, it does not absorb moisture or odors.
Nomaco’s custom-engineered solution provides a full perimeter support system, which helps the mattress maintain height and stability at the edge. The strength of Nomaco’s solution is that it can be engineered to meet the needs of the customer. If the customer requires compression strength to be greater on one side or needs the product to bend around a corner, either or both can be engineered into the foam product.
For this project, in addition to providing a better support solution that was resistant to mold and odors, Nomaco’s engineered products reduced the number of components within the bedding unit by 50%. This translates to fewer SKUs for the manufacturer to maintain and reduced logistics costs.