What is natural latex? Pure and natural latex is made by processing the sap collected from the rubber tree. The sap is harvested, processed in a centrifuge, poured into a mold, and baked. Real, non-synthetic latex is by far the most resilient material used in mattresses today. It is more resilient than any fiber or any other foam used to make a mattress, including memory foam. Due to its minimal ingredients, there is no detectable off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (or VOCs). This means a longer lasting mattress and a healthier night's sleep. There are two families of natural latex...
DUNLOP: The traditional Dunlop process has been used in latex manufacture since 1929. The thick rubber sap, or serum, is whipped into a froth in a centrifuge, poured into a mold, covered, and steam baked. Natural sediments in the mixture settle to the bottom of the mold. This makes every Dunlop layer slightly firmer on its bottom side.
TALALAY: The Talalay process adds two steps. After the latex is poured, the mold is sealed and the process is continued in a vacuum chamber. The mold is then flash-frozen before it's baked. Talalay latex has a more consistent cell structure from top to bottom and edge to edge. It is also more expensive than Dunlop.
Here's a great post from Laura at Savvy Rest (our #1 Latex Mattress Manufacturer) on the differences between Dunlop and Talalay Latex.
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