Horgen, Switzerland – Dow Polyurethanes has bought a Maxfoam Concept PRO machine from LaaderBerg. It is housed in Dow’s Center of Excellence in Bedding, along with a cutting machine and pillow production machinery, also from the Norwegian supplier.
The plan is for polyurethane formulations to be trialled on the new machine line, while foam and products will be tested in the SleepStudio.
Paul Cookson, global innovation leader at the SleepStudio, said that he and his team selected the LaaderBerg machine.
‘It will enable us to produce a wide range of polyurethane foams under similar conditions to our partners,’ Cookson said. ‘Laader Berg was selected because of their excellent reputation in the industry.’
Meanwhile, Per Henning Vaagen, CEO at LaaderBerg, commented, ‘We are delighted to have been selected by Dow to produce this bespoke machine for their revamped bedding R&D facility. It makes sense that Dow is able to test their formulations on the same kind of machinery as their customers.’
Dow said that it is investing to upgrade its ComfortScience Center of Excellence. The company said the upgrade should be complete by the end of 2019.