Cure in package
The surge in boxed-bed sales has put new demands on bonding processes. This is exactly why the new Cure in Package method has become a functional and beneficial production approach for some of our customers. Low adhesive application rates and immediate pressing, along with quickly roll packing allow the Cure in Package process to work.
There are several key factors that must be followed to make the process possible and successful. First, a customer must have the capability to put in place the equipment to roll coat and, subsequently, roll pack mattresses. Second, the adhesive must be able to be applied consistently at low coating weights. Third, the mattress must be immediately pressed to create strong bonds of the foam layers. Fourth, the mattress must move in a timely fashion into roll packing. The low adhesive rates help prevent recovery issues with the foams and, in combination with the elimination of air in the packaged mattress upon roll packing, also eliminate the possibility of microbial growth.