Offering a safe solution to create a comfortable mattress shopping experience down the road, Precision Textiles, coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations supplier, designed and developed individually packaged hygienic mattress testing kits for use in retail stores. Part of the company’s SlumberShield branded line of mattress and pillow protection, each kit contains a mattress and pillow sheet that retail sales associates can use when consumers rest test mattresses in the store.
With ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 virus, consumers will likely be cautious of lying down on a mattress in a retail environment out of fear of coronavirus transmission. The individually sealed kits are designed to be used in-store to protect against contagions. Consumers can lay on the sheet during the mattress trial, once used, it can be disposed of with the trash.
“While healthcare workers are working tirelessly to keep us safe, it’s important that safety precautions are put in place to protect the public against the continued spread of the virus,” said Scott Tesser, chief executive officer of Precision Textiles. “Mattresses come into direct contact with consumers as a key part of the buying process is the sleep test. To adapt to the current health crisis, the kits are sealed for one-time use to reassure consumers.”
The testing kits include a one 60-inch by 40-inch disposable flat mattress cover and one 15-inch by 20-inch disposable pillow cover. The thin fabric is made of an anti-microbial polyester-rayon blend that is soft to the touch, does not crinkle and does not impact the feel of the mattress or pillow.
“We believe that as stores re-open, this will become the new standard for sleep product shopping hygiene for some time to come,” he added.
In April, Precision Textiles introduced its six-sided, fully enclosed SlumberShield mattress encasement that offers medical-grade protection from bacteria, allergens, viruses and fluid while providing a comfortable sleep environment that extends the lifespan of the mattress.
About Precision Textiles: Founded in 1987, Totowa, New Jersey-based Precision Textiles is a global supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminates for companies in the mattress, home furnishings, automotive and health care industries, as well as military apparel. With a specialized emphasis on flame retardant compliant materials designed for use in mattresses and sleep products, the company manufactures its family of products at its 250,000-square-foot headquarters that includes a state-of-the-art laboratory, factory and warehouse. The company also holds four additional warehouses strategically located in the U.S., as well as two warehouses in Asia.