MAKES LATEX INTERNATIONAL'S TALALAY SO SPECIAL?
Our commitment to perfection: From the selection and mixing of raw materials
to final product testing and assembly, our entire manufacturing facility
utilizes the latest technology to create the most supple, resilient and
comfortable Talalay Latex sleep products in the world.
But of course, all this technology won’t get you anywhere without smart,
talented professionals to bring all the elements together assuring great
finished products are delivered to your home every time.
Talalay latex is the premier material in bedding, LI Talalay delivers a
unique buoyant quality which relaxes muscles and relieves tension, lifting
away the pressures of the day while you sleep. Careful attention to detail
at every step makes certain this amazing feel comes through in the finished
To help understand what makes our Talalay Latex so exceptional, think of an
artisan chef creating a light and airy chocolate soufflé!
with the best ingredients - We
utilize only the highest quality natural and synthetic latex and never
introduce fillers that can degrade the feel and durability of our products.
Unlike other latex manufacturers, Latex International filters the liquid
latex to remove any large particles that might affect the consistency and
durability of our end products. It you think of Talalay latex like a
soufflé, it’s pretty clear that using powdered eggs isn’t going to suffice-
you need real, farm fresh eggs!
the best recipe – Next,
we mix our premium ingredients into a liquid latex formula or “batter”.
Creating different formulas of liquid latex “batter”, we meet specific
customer requests for 100% natural or more commonly used blended
natural/synthetic latex recipes. Think dark chocolate vs, milk chocolate-
it’s a matter of personal taste and desired product attributes.
Measure Carefully- As
any great baker knows, if you don’t measure correctly the soufflé will fail.
Our advanced, state of the art automated systems control both the mix of the
batter and the precise amount poured into each mold to attain specific
results every time.
for Perfection - Once
the process is complete, every mattress core is robotically tested in 9
areas to assure a consistent feel from head to toe. Each pillow is
individually weighed and hand inspected.
the Results - Even the
best ingredients and the finest materials can be used poorly. To assure
great finished products, we follow through by sharing knowledge with our
retail and manufacturing partners. Together, we design and deliver finished
pillows, mattress toppers and mattresses that bring the uplifting benefits
of Talalay Latex to the surface.
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LATEX INTERNATIONAL TALALAY - ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS
All of our Talalay products are made with Natural Talalay Latex Rubber,
which starts as sap from the Havea brasiliensis tree. These rubber trees
have a 25 year productive life and a strong positive effect on the
environment as they quickly absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and
help reduce greenhouse emissions.
Our Talalay process features natural, biodegradable ingredients that come
from renewable resources and water-based raw materials: natural latex, air,
and water. Our process does not use solvents and does not damage the ozone
layer. Our clean and green approach carries through to our end products:
Talalay latex contains no toxic chemicals while standard Poly Foam and
Memory Foam (visco) can contain as many as seven toxic chemicals*
The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (link to oeko website) is the leading global
testing and certification process that ensures textile materials and home
furnishing products do not contain harmful substances or pose a health risk
to consumers. Very few latex or foam producers in the world meet the
standards of this independent, third-party certification. Click
here to view our OEKO-TEX
All Latex International Talalay Latex products are certified OEKO-TEX Class
100; the healthiest classification.
This means that our products do not contain allergenic materials that form
carcinogenic arylamines of the MAK-groups III A1 and III A2 (see the Oeko-Tex
website for a list of chemicals included in these groups,link to oeko),
pesticides and chlorinated phenoles, heavy metals or formaldehyde. Our
Talalay also meets the standard for skin friendly pH and is free from chloro-organic
carriers and biologically active finishes.
In other words, Latex International Talalay is the
healthiest material you can sleep on.
ENERGY: Our control
systems and state of the art automation allow us to optimize energy usage
at every step of the Talalay process.
manufacturing facility does not emit any harmful elements into the air.
Because of our clean process, we are not required to use any exhaust
scrubbers or filtration. Our finished products don't emit harmful vapors
either! Latex International Talalay Latex rubber, unlike memory foam, does
not off-gas any harmful chemicals.
International uses millions of gallons of natural latex each year. Natural
latex is harvested from trees that help “scrub” excess carbon from our
Foam and Visco Foam may contain up to seven toxic chemicals:
Tetrachoroethane, acetone, and dimethylformamide, Methyl benzene, Methylene
dianiline, toluene-neoprene and Vinilideine chloride, one non-toxic chemical
- diphenyl diisocyanate, and one natural material (water.) Synthetic Latex
has 5 non-toxic chemicals (2-chloro-1–3-butadiene, diphenyl diisocyanate,
metallic oxides, Phenol-melamine resins, sulfur, Tellerium) and 1 natural
material (water.) 100% Natural Latex has 6 non-toxic chemicals (acrylate
resins, diphenyl diisocyanate, Phenol-melamine resins, Phenol-urea,
Polyvinyl acetate and waxes styrene- butadiene copolymer) and 3 natural
materials (fats, hevea brasiliensis milk, and water.)
PRODUCT TESTING & RESEARCH
Muscle Relief - Pressure Mapping
Durability – ASTM Testing
Sleeping Temperature – Breathability & Surface Heat
Bedding Allergens – Mold, Mildew, Bacteria & Dust Mites
Toxicity – Off Gassing
Consistency Testing – Mattress & Pillows
What is rubber?
LI Talalay Latex provides 33% more Pressure Relief than leading Memory foam.
Pressure mapping tests the amount of pressure your body registers on a
selected surface. This technology is widely used throughout the bedding
industry to determine the quantity of pressure that a mattress or pillow
creates on your body.
Pressure from your mattress and/or pillow prevents your muscles from
relaxing which makes it difficult to fall asleep and impairs circulation
causing you to toss & turn which makes it difficult to stay asleep.
Therefore, the less pressure your mattress and pillow produce on your body
the easier it is to fall asleep and the more complete sleep you achieve
throughout the night which leads to more energetic and productive days.
Latex International Talalay Latex is 4x more durable than other latex and
20x more durable than traditional bedding foams.
At Latex International, we continually ensure that our formulas will last
the test of time. Using the standardized ASTM Cornell Indentation test we
prove that our Talalay outlasts any other material used for bedding today.
This is the most rigorous and material damaging ASTM standardized test that
exists for bedding components. While Latex International Talalay performs
flawlessly over a period of 12 hours representing decades of use, other
latex’s break down much more quickly and foams such as memory foam and
polyurethane foam actually tear apart within minutes.
The strength of our material allows LI to match any warranty that retail
stores choose to offer on their products and assures maximum value for
Latex International Talalay Latex breathes up to 7x better than other latex
or foams for cooler sleep.
One of the fastest growing concerns with bedding today is sleeping hot. This
is a legitimate concern because not only is it uncomfortable, sleeping too
hot interrupts the quality of our sleep as we continuously move to find a
cooler spot. This can occur from both mattresses and pillows.
The heightened awareness of sleeping hot is primarily due to increased use
of Memory Foam in mattresses. Memory Foam has a collapsible cell structure
that traps body heat and radiates it back at us resulting in uncomfortable
Talalay Latex is sometimes confused with Memory Foam because of extensive
Memory Foam advertising. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The
Talalay Latex rubber cell structure resists collapsing and allows air to
circulate. This breathability whisks away our body heat preventing
mattresses and pillows from becoming an oven.
Latex International has gone one step further and developed Talalay GL which
is a unique formulation of Talalay Latex with special phase change
properties. Talalay GL actually helps regulate the consistency of body
temperature for a temperature neutral sleeping experience.
Bedding Allergens BEDDING
Mold, Mildew, Bacteria & Dust Mites
LI Talalay Latex is Mold, Mildew & Bacteria proof and Dust Mite resistant
Most people don’t consider their mattress as a contributing source for
respiratory problems and allergic reactions. We think of our bed as a “safe
haven”. The reality can be much more yucky.
Mold, mildew, bacteria and dust mites love our beds & pillows. We shed
millions of microscopic skin cells and perspire nearly 1 pint of water every
night. The microscopic skin cells and water vapor fall through the weave of
our linens and mattress cover landing on the cushioning layers below where
they become a food and water source for mold, mildew, bacteria and dust
mites- it can’t be avoided, and it's gross.
Whether your “landing pad” cushion layer is hospitable to these infestations
is the controlling factor to the amount of hazardous dust created from your
mattress & pillow.
Foams such as Memory Foam & Polyurethane Foam are environments where these
contaminants thrive, so if they compose the top cushion layers of your
mattress you may have a problem.
Independent testing shows that Latex International Talalay Latex is mold,
mildew & bacteria proof- these organisms simply won’t grow on it.
Furthermore, it’s dust mite resistant so these critters will prefer to be
elsewhere, not right next to your face as you sleep.
Try to find a healthier bedding material, we dare you.
In a perfect world all bedding products would be as safe as Latex
International's Talalay Latex. The reality is that today’s technology for
producing foams like Memory Foam or Polyurethane Foam simply aren't.
Today’s foams may contain any or all of the following, each are known
Latex International Talalay Latex contains none of these.
Zero cases of allergic reactions to LI products have been reported.
Latex International has been making Talalay pillows and mattress components
for over 35 years. Every year millions of products are sold using Latex
The FDA tracks allergic reactions to latex products in the USA. Not once has
there been a report of an allergic reaction attributed to any of our Talalay
CONSISTENCY TESTING- MATTRESSES & PILLOW
Latex International is the only latex producer that tests every block of
mattress material in 9 separate areas to insure consistency throughout each
piece. This means that retailers and consumers can be sure that products
delivered or brought home will match the products experienced in the
showroom every single time.
Because pillows are not able to be measured in the same way as block
mattress material, we electronically weigh and then hand inspect every
pillow for quality and consistency. This is an extra time consuming step in
our process, but it’s the only way to be completely sure that consumers
receive the very highest quality pillows every single time.
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