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Chinese and Indian latex 12 Jan 2015 13:22 #1

Hi,
I have been spending quite a bit of time reading from this site and am getting lots of fantastic information! Wow! I am not sure if this is the appropriate thread to ask this question.

I am still in the research stage but I am getting closer. I am very interested in a latex bed. I just spoke with a lady in a foam store that makes latex beds in the Vancouver, B. C. area and she tells me that "you have to be careful where the latex comes from. You don't want anything from India or China".

Is the latex from India or China inferior to ones from the US, Europe or any other parts of the world? I have also been looking at the Sleepez site and their latex is from India.

Isn't "latex is latex", the 100% kind. I am not talking about blends.

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Chinese and Indian latex 12 Jan 2015 15:49 #2

Hi ssum,

I switched your post to a new topic of its own so your questions don't get mixed in with another member's topic.

Is the latex from India or China inferior to ones from the US, Europe or any other parts of the world? I have also been looking at the Sleepez site and their latex is from India.


It's somewhat disturbing when consumers are given misleading information such as this which is more about "selling a mattress" than it is about educating their customers.

There is very little latex sold in North America that is made in China and the most common source of Dunlop latex made in India is CoCo latex which is a very high quality material and is used in some very high quality latex mattresses.

There is more about the different types and blends of latex in post #6 here and I would focus more on the type and blend of the latex and on the certifications it has than on the country that it is made. All the latex you are likely to encounter (whether it is Dunlop or Talalay or made from natural rubber, synthetic rubber, or a blend of both) is equally "latex" and are all a good quality material relative to other types of foam.

SleepEZ doesn't use latex made in India. Their Talalay latex is either made in the US or Holland and their 100% natural Dunlop is either made in Sri Lanka for most of their mattresses or in the US for one of their mattresses. All of them are very high quality materials.

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Chinese and Indian latex 12 Jan 2015 18:40 #3

Thanks Phoenix for your reply. I have been very cautious with the things I've been told by mattress sales people ever since I got onto this site. Whenever I think I have been given misinformation I am back at this site double checking. Keep up the good work. This site is amazing!

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Chinese and Indian latex 12 Jan 2015 20:09 #4

Hi ssum,

Thanks for the kind comments!

I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding and of course any additional comments or questions you may have along the way that I can help with.

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