When you discuss the bedding industry, it’s hard not to mention the impact foam has on it. Better technology, new science, and desired benefits have made today’s foam highly sought-after. Some foam trends to know include cooling foam. The cooling trend started with viscoelastic foams, which originally slept “hot.” Gels and phase-change materials have helped to cool foams, as do open-cell structures. Another trend deals with bed-in-a-box. The first boxed beds were all foam, and as more companies entered that market, they pushed for foam innovations to distinguish themselves from competitors. This caused the boxed-bed industry to become extremely price sensitive. The need to create foams that stand up to the manufacturing requirements of compressing, roll packing, and boxing mattresses has also driven improvements in durability and resiliency. Read more about how foam trends are affecting the industry.