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Sealy adding gel latex line under Optimum banner

Sealy adds gel latexSealy adds gel latex to its Optimum specialty sleep line.
ARCHDALE, N.C. - Bedding major Sealy is seeking to optimize its specialty sleep business with the introduction of a new gel latex line under its Optimum by Sealy Posturepedic banner at next week's Las Vegas Market.
     The producer says it is aiming to maintain its momentum in specialty sleep with the new line, which combines latex foam and the company's OptiCool feature, which uses Outlast phase change technology.
     "We have had tremendous success with our Optimum gel memory foam line since it launched last year, so we are extending the brand into a new line of offerings that continue to deliver the cooling power of OptiCool with a unique, more responsive feel that is characteristic of latex foam," said Jodi Allen, chief marketing officer for Sealy. "This new specialty line rounds out our existing Optimum offering, giving consumers the option to choose a mattress that provides the feeling and support that best fits their lifestyle."
     The Optimum latex line is a four-bed collection that features new OptiCool gel latex foam infused with Outlast technology, which is designed to promote an optimum temperature range for deep, relaxing, restorative sleep, the company said.
     Outlast technology is used in high performance outdoor gear, undergarments and even footwear for its excellent temperature regulation. Opti- Cool gel latex foam is proven to be more effective at removing excess heat than standard latex foam alone, Sealy said.
     In addition to its cooling properties, the new Optimum latex line offers a different feel to consumers than traditional memory foam or innerspring mattresses. While users will experience an initial conforming feeling at the surface, the design offers a more responsive feel to prevent the "sinking sensation" often associated with traditional memory foam mattresses. The result is a consistent foam-like feeling across the entire sleeping surface, the company said.
      The Optimum latex mattresses feature an ultra-soft fabric and contemporary styling that sets the line apart, Sealy said.
     The producer is supporting the launch with a new in-store retail display and to pof- bed program that complements the current Optimum gel memory foam line.
      "We are excited to continue our growth in the specialty segment with the introduction of this unique latex offering under the Optimum brand," Allen added.
     Manufacturer's suggested retail pricing for the Optimum gel latex line starts at $1,699.

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