Jones can now create new and differentiated products with the new production line. Some of these products will target “comfort layers” in traditional mattress constructions and base support layers in one-sided mattress constructions.
Jones Nonwovens began production in North Las Vegas in early 2006. After more than a decade of successful growth, the company began planning to add capacity to serve the West Coast. The 2018 expansion was brought about in part by the need for thicker, more resilient products for mattresses. Jones has seen more and more of the products they have traditionally sold into the mattress industry being displaced by foam and man-made fiber. This expansion allows Jones to help manufacturers replace more foam and synthetic components with sustainable and natural materials.
“The investment in new manufacturing technology and innovation at our Nonwovens plant in North Las Vegas demonstrates the commitment of the Jones Family of Companies to meeting customer-driven demand for sustainable materials in bedding, packaging, and other markets,” says Richard Ayers, president and CEO of Jones Family of Companies.
The air lay technology used in the new line randomizes the fiber orientation rather than combing and paralleling the fibers. This gives much more spring or bounce to the fiber pad as opposed to traditional carding. Residual height is greatly enhanced.