Leggett & Platt’s Silvershell Mattress uses Protective Antimicrobial Technology

Leggett & Platt® Consumer Products Group now offers the SilverShell™ Antimicrobial Mattress Protector, an exclusive bedding application of the cutting edge and patented MicroSilver BG™ antimicrobial technology used in the medical, healthcare, skincare and personal care industries.

The SilverShell Antimicrobial Mattress Protector inhibits 99.9 percent of germs, protecting a mattress from the stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew that cause fabric deterioration. Independent lab tests prove that the antimicrobial technology continues to work even after 60 washes (the rough equivalent of five years of regular washing).

“Applying a leading antimicrobial technology used in the healthcare industry to benefit bedding consumers is an exciting and innovative advance,” said Rob Woods, president of Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group. “As the exclusive licensee of the MicroSilver BG technology in the bedding industry, we offer our retailers a unique product that speaks to today’s health-conscious consumer.”

The MicroSilver BG antimicrobial technology uses highly pure, natural elemental silver to inhibit germs. The technology is used in a variety of healthcare and consumer applications, such as dental applications, breast pros- thesis for recovering breast cancer patients, skincare (creams, lotions, spray) and personal care (toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo).

The SilverShell Antimicrobial Mattress Protector will help provide a healthier sleeping environment while extending the life of a mattress and protecting its warranty. The breathable terry cloth top surface includes a 100 percent waterproof polyurethane backing for additional stain protection. Its fourway stretch skirting is designed to fit mattresses up to 21 inches thick. With a suggested retail price of $99 (queen) and a 10-year limited product and mattress warranty, consumers can enjoy this extra layer of comfort and sleep soundly with SilverShell.

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