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Milliken & Company will showcase how its colorants, antimicrobials, antioxidants, and textiles can add appeal to foam mattresses at the ISPA Expo.

“Strategic use of color can showcase a mattress’ performance features by emphasizing different foam layers and toppers,” the company said.

Milliken Reactint colorants create highly saturated hues that can call attention to functionality and drive brand awareness. Unlike pigments, Reactint colorants will not interfere with the PU structure and can be blended on the fly to produce an endless variety of tints.

Reactint will also be featured at ISPA in Fenken-Kirfel America’s booth No. 1422. This global company, headquartered in Germany, specializes in cutting equipment for PU foam.

Also on display at ISPA will be foam cores made with Milliken’s Milliguard AOX antioxidants and AlphaSan antimicrobial additives. AlphaSan antimicrobial technology uses silver to protect against bacteria and other microbes that can cause odors and discoloration. AlphaSan AF (antifungal) technology offers stable dispersions with zinc pyrithione for use in various bedding applications.

“As concern for in-home air quality increases, Milliguard gives consumers confidence that their PU foam mattresses will be free from potentially harmful emissions and will resist yellowing,” Milliken said.

Also of note for the mattress industry. Milliken’s Innovarest textile portfolio includes engineered nonwoven comfort layers with Loftec technology, mattress components and flame-resistant (FR) barriers. Nonwoven Loftec comfort layers incorporate a proprietary fiber blend to offer superior air flow and moisture management.

The ISPA Expo 2018 takes place from March 14-16 in Charlotte, N.C.

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