As explained in our previous blog, we are concerned about the toxic chemicals that are found in the everyday mattresses both you and your pets sleep on night-in-and-night-out. We want to take you a few steps further to explain exactly how Talalay latex is made.
Now that you know the benefits of having an all natural dog mattress or orthopedic dog bed, we want to discuss how they have come to be that way and how Talalay latex foam is produced in this 8-step process.
The Talalay Process
Step 1: Compounding
In a temperature-controlled, stainless steel tank, a batter is created of liquid latex, rubber curing agents, and soaps.
Step 2: Molding
The batter is then moved to the pressroom, where it is whipped into a frothy substance and placed in an aluminum pincore mold and vacuum-sealed.
Step 3: Flash Freeze
By freezing the batter at -20 degrees, particles are prevented from settling, and a consistent cell structure is ensured. (Flash freezing is a process unique to the Talalay Process).
Step 4: Heated to Gel into Solid Form
In order to turn the recipe into a frothy state, CO2 is added with temperatures exceeding 220 degrees. The mold is cured, baking it into a solid state.
Step 5: Cooling
This simple process is meant to cool the solid latex so it can be removed from the mold.
Step 6: Fresh Water Rinse to Purify
The removed mold is then placed on a conveyor belt to bring it through a fresh water washer in five different stages. It is meant to remove latex proteins, residual soaps, and curing agents. (The fresh water rinse is a process unique to the Talalay Process).
Step 7: Curing
The mattress is taken through a two-lane dryer to remove any residual moisture.
Step 8: Quality Testing
Only the very best pass the stringent test and quality standards, and they test every one. Once the mattress is dry, it undergoes a nine-point firmness consistency test as well as an infrared scan.
This process is what makes our dog beds safe and gives our customers the peace of mind they deserve. With quality assurance and multiple steps of proficiency, we offer your dog or pet an ease of being that most, if not all, dog beds cannot provide for you. When you choose All Natural Dog Beds, not only are you choosing a healthy product, but you are also choosing a cleaner, safer, and more natural way of life for your dog or pet. The benefits outshine any doubts, helping your furchild to get over any allergies or ailments caused by mold, bacteria, mildew, or dust mites.
All Natural Dog Beds is here for you with our organic cotton dog beds, mats and blankets. Everything we have for sale are hand-sewn and made right here in the United States. We are dog-lovers and owners that just want to lend you a helping hand, (or more accurately), a bed to sleep in!