Natural rubber latex foam technology for bedding industry

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Roslim Ramli
Ai Bao Chai
Shamsul Kamaruddin
Jee Hou Ho
Davide S. A. De Focatiis
Kok Thai Goh


Good quality sleep is significant as it rejuvenates human physical and mental health. Therefore, high-quality bedding products are essential, although developing such products is an ongoing challenge for researchers and industrial players. This paper reviewed the manufacturing process, the used materials, as well as the physical and chemical properties of bedding products. Particular emphasis was given to current manufacturing technology and the demand for alternative technology. The necessity of establishing international standards and specifications for natural rubber latex foam pillows was discussed. The study also highlighted the advantages and disadvantages of pillows made from natural rubber latex foam compared to pillows made from other materials. The review was useful not only for manufacturers, as it would assist them to improve the quality of their products, but also for researchers undertaking future studies.


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Ramli, R., Chai, A. B., Kamaruddin, S., Ho, J. H., De Focatiis, D. S. A., & Goh, K. T. (2022). Natural rubber latex foam technology for bedding industry. Science, Engineering and Health Studies, 16, 22010003.
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