Wakefield - As knitted mattress cover fabrics strive to keep their market share, circular knitting machine suppliers are keeping pace with demand by developing faster, flexible and more advanced machines.
The mattress market has undergone a seismic shift in the past few years. High streets and retail parks are still full of department stores and specialist bedding shops where consumers can go and try out mattresses.
But pressure is growing on this traditional distribution model with a growing trend for bed-in-a-box products disrupting the market significantly. Sold online and delivered compressed in vacuum packaging, bed-in-a-box mattresses are taking an increasingly substantial slice of the market.
As knitted mattress cover fabrics strive to keep their market share, offering increased elasticity and improved lying comfort, technology suppliers are keeping pace with demand by developing faster, more advanced machines.
The result is that the industry’s leading technology suppliers are continuing to up their game - in terms of speed, energy efficiency and the feel and aesthetic appeal of the final fabric - when it comes to the latest circular knitting machines available on the market.