Select Tuft & Needle products will now feature antimicrobial* protection by HeiQ to protect mattresses against contamination from microbes and odor-causing bacteria
PHOENIX (Nov. 30, 2020) – Tuft & Needle announced that it will incorporate antimicrobial technology by HeiQ into its Mint and Original mattresses available online as of today. The Tuft & Needle brand is housed under the Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) portfolio, which announced a partnership with HeiQ Group, a leading Swiss textile-innovation firm, earlier this year.
With HeiQ’s antimicrobial protection, Tuft & Needle’s Mint and Original mattresses are equipped to attract harmful bacteria, then break it down and kill it to prevent unpleasant odors and deterioration. The exclusive technology, originally developed to treat personal protective equipment, is embedded into the mattress cover at the time of textile manufacturing, meaning it has better longevity than typical post-manufacturing spray-on cleaning solutions. It is available on the Mint mattress at no additional cost.
“This year has come with a renewed appreciation for cleanliness—from hand sanitizer to figuring out how to properly clean our bedding. That is why Tuft & Needle is proud to announce antimicrobial protection for our Mint and Original mattresses,” said Aaron Whitney, Chief Merchant at Tuft & Needle. “Our goal is that our customers will sleep comfortably at night knowing their bed is fighting for them.”
In July, SSB announced its partnership with Switzerland-based HeiQ Group, becoming the first company to bring HeiQ NPJ03 to the U.S. bedding industry. SSB has already confirmed this technology will be available on select Serta and Beautyrest mattresses and is currently pursuing approvals for antiviral properties through the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration.
To learn more about HeiQ NPJ03 and Tuft & Needle product lines, or to purchase an antimicrobial Mint or Original mattress, visit tuftandneedle.com.
*Antimicrobial properties built in to protect the product. This product does not protect users or others against human pathogens including bacteria, viruses, germs or other disease organisms.
About Tuft & Needle
Tuft & Needle (“T&N” / TN.com) is a Phoenix-based company that is the pioneer and leader among direct-to-consumer mattress startups. The company was founded in 2012 by JT Marino and Daehee Park to create exceptional mattress and bedding products and revolutionize the customer sleep experience. T&N has served more than 1 million happy sleepers and was named as Entrepreneur’s Best Company Culture in 2017 and one of TIME’s best inventions. T&N is proud to have earned the highest customer loyalty score (Net Promoter Score® of 74) in the mattress market, with over 95% of customers loving their mattress. In September of 2018, T&N merged with Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB), making the combined company the largest sleep brand in the world. T&N products can be purchased at Tuft & Needle stores across the U.S. or online at tn.com.
Founded in 2005 as a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation creating some of the most effective, durable and high-performance textile technologies on the market today. HeiQ’s purpose is to improve the lives of billions of people by perfecting an everyday product: Textiles. Combining three areas of expertise – scientific research, specialty materials manufacturing and consumer ingredient branding – HeiQ is the ideal innovation partner to create differentiating and sustainable textile products and capture the added value at the point of sale. With a total capacity of 35,000 tons per year HeiQ manufactures in the USA, Switzerland and Australia serving its chemical specialties in over 60 countries worldwide. www.heiq.com
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