TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE MEMORY FOAM......
Memory foam was invented by NASA in the
1970's and is technically called "visco-elastic
foam". The formula was adapted
and then introduced into the
mattress market approximately 14 years ago by "Tempur-pedic®".
Spearheaded by info-mercial and marketing done by
Tempur-pedic® memory foam has been the driving force
in the mattress marketplace
every major manufacturer is using memory foam in
their mattresses or have a separate line of memory
visco-elastic memory foam was only produced in 3
pound density by United States foam manufacturers.
Their adaptation of NASA's formula didn't produced
the same feel as the 5 & 6 pound density in the "Tempurpedic®
" mattresses. In the late 90's US foam manufacturers
caught up and began producing 4 pound and 5 pound (Sensus
by Foamex), visco-elastic foam products.
For more than a decade the 5 and 6 pound visco
mattresses produced by "Tempur-pedic®" have enjoyed
the position of being a unique product with a unique
feel. But that has changed with manufactureing
improvements of American foam manufacturers. There
are many selections of memory foam that offer the
consumer an excellent choice in visco-elastic memory
foam, for comfort and durability.
waited until it was right.
also manufacturer premium memory foam mattresses
using the same foam that Sealy, Simmons, Serta, and
Spring Air use. Their suppliers are our suppliers.
We looked at the 3 pound product in the mid 90's but
decided not to manufacture a visco-mattress until
the right density of foam could be acquired in the
United States, and at a reasonable cost. In 2002,
after being convinced of memory foams durability and
benefits to our customers, we put a "visco elastic
mattress in our lineup. When you are in
business for 30 years you just make sure, because
your reputation is on the line.
How does "visco-elastic compare to latex?
Latex and memory foam are two
very different products, each with their own
distinct properties and feel. Its a different
feel, and only you as the customer can decide which
you prefer. We have both memory foam and latex in
our Phoenix showroom for comparison.