Fine Cotton Factory has formed a strategic alliance with Next Fiber Technology | Fiber and Yarn Products Inc. to deliver the benefits of revolutionary, patent-pending CuTEC to the bedding industry. This advanced copper-infused textile provides odor control and improved hygiene to create a healthier sleep environment.
An engineered yarn than can be easily dyed, the CuTEC fiber offers consumers many health benefits, including improved skin texture, skin tone and overall skin wellness. Due to its hygienic properties, Fine Cotton Factory saw a useful application for CuTEC in sleep products, such as mattress tickings, bed linens and top of bed
“The health and hygiene benefits of copper are well documented and undeniable, making CuTEC a perfect fit for the mattress and bedding industry,” said Skip Kann, Director of Special Projects for Fine Cotton Factory. “Attributes from the copper make the fiber applicable in a variety of products that could benefit from odor control, moisture control and overall a healthier environment for the skin while you sleep.”
Three notable U.S. medical centers – the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.; the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Charleston, S.C.; and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York – took part in a clinical trial assessing copper’s antimicrobial properties in intensive care units. The trials found that copper reduces the number of microbes by 97 percent and the use of copper surfaces led to up to a 70 percent reduction in infection rates.
“Fine Cotton factory is the first company in the bedding industry to become a strategic partner in CuTEC,” said Rick Rudinger, CEO and owner of Next Fiber Technology. “The features and benefits of copper have been playing out in the sportswear arena for some time, and now it’s time to take it to the bedroom. Copper offers more science and more benefit than any other component being used today in the bedding market.”