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Controlled Performance Testing

In the testing laboratory, under closely controlled atmospheric conditions, performance capabilities can be evaluated using standardized testing procedures. Unlike other cushioning materials used in furniture and bedding, factors that contribute to comfort, support and durability can be measured. Performance factors that are routinely tested include:

  • Density
  • Surface firmness
  • Deep down firmness
  • Support
  • Surface feel
  • Handling strength
  • Height retention
  • Firmness retention