Spinks expands Cortec technology to North America
Harrison Spinks’ new 100% recyclable glue‐free pocket spring system will soon become available to North American mattress manufacturers thanks to an expanded partnership between the bedmaker’s Components Division, Spinks, and its joint venture partner, HSM.
The sustainable mattress component system, called Flexecore (the international name for Harrison Spinks’ Cortec product), uses sonically‐welded fabric, removing the use of glue typically used to bond springs together.
The new approach drastically improves the economics of mattress recycling and should prevent millions of mattresses from entering landfill, states Spinks, and has crossover application in furniture, such as upholstery cushions.
“After two decades of pioneering advancements in microcoil technology, our latest component, five years in the making, redefines sustainable comfort technology and is set to change the industry forever,” says MD Simon Spinks. “Eliminating adhesives and VOCs has actually improved the comfort of the product, meaning consumers will sleep better on mattresses containing Flexecore. They can also rest easy knowing this groundbreaking, heat‐sealed glue free system is 100% recyclable resulting in zero landfill. Cortec and Flexecore is already being delivered in the UK and Europe and we are excited to work with HSM to bring this technology to North America.”
Under terms of the joint venture HS2, HSM has the exclusive rights to produce and distribute Flexecore in North America. HSM has been partnered with Spinks since 2012, when the company began jointly producing microcoil springs for North America.
Darren Marcangelo, Spinks’ commercial director, adds: “Not only is this spring unit more sustainable because of the glue-free and fine wire technology it also provides superior comfort – it really is the best of both worlds. We’re really excited to bring this new sustainable solution to our customers all around the world.”