WHAT MAKES LATEX INTERNATIONAL'S TALALAY SO
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
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 product.
To help understand what makes our Talalay Latex so exceptional, think
of an artisan chef creating a light and airy chocolate soufflé!
Start 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!
Use 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
Test 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.
Share 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
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 Standard Certification.
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
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
- EMISSIONS: Our 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.
- SUSTAINABILITY: Latex International uses millions
of gallons of natural latex each year. Natural latex is harvested from
trees that help “scrub” excess carbon from our air.
*Poly 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
- Latex Allergens
- Consistency Testing – Mattress & Pillows
- Posture Support
LATEX MATTRESS - PRESSURE MAPPING
LI Talalay Latex provides 33% more Pressure Relief than leading
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
LATEX MATTRESS - DURABILITY
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
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
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 consumers.
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
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 perspiration.
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 ALLERGENS
Mold, Mildew, Bacteria & Dust Mites
LI Talalay Latex is Mold, Mildew & Bacteria proof and Dust Mite
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
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
- Methyl Benzene (tolunlene)
- Methyl Dianiline
- Vinilideine Chloride
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 International Talalay.
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 products.
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.