Part 1 – Latex Production
There are two different production processes used to make latex mattresses, the differences in which are largely a matter of personal preference. The older, more established process (dating back over 75 years) is known as Dunlop, while the newer, more involved (and more expensive) process is known as Talalay. In the Dunlop process, liquid latex is “whipped” with air until it becomes wet foam, at which time it is poured into a mold, hardened, and vulcanized. In the Talalay process, the wet latex foam is similarly poured into a mold, but extra room is left at the top of the mold. Once the mold is sealed, air is vacuumed out of the mold, causing the foam to expand such that it fills the empty space inside the mold. The mold is then frozen and quickly vulcanized, locking in the expanded structure of the foam. Talalay latex is generally softer and less dense, while Dunlop latex tends to be firmer and heavier
Typically, a latex mattress consists of 1 piece of latex. Here at Dormio our mattresses have anywhere from 2 to 8 pieces of latex pieces. The core, which provides the underlying support for the mattress, tends to be about 6″ thick and is typically made from relatively dense latex. The upper layers, also known as the “comfort” layers, are designed to give the bed a softer feel and are most often made from softer latex.
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