FXI News & Press Releases

    • 2016

      September 30, 2016
      Foam products supplier FXI names R&D chief
      MEDIA, PA – – FXI, the leading producer of innovative foam products, has named Dr. Philippe Knaub senior vice president and chief technology officer to lead the company’s research and development initiatives. Knaub is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the development and application of polyurethane foams in all industries, including bedding, furniture and transportation. At FXI, he will report to President and CEO John Cowles....Read More.

      August 9, 2016
      FXI Acquires Hickory Springs Manufacturing Facility In Portland, Oregon
      MEDIA, PAD – Foam producer FXI has acquired the Hickory Springs Manufacturing Portland, Ore., facility, a 185,000-square-foot foam pouring and fabrication plant. This transaction increases FXI’s capacity and service capabilities for the home furnishings industry in the Pacific Northwest...Read More.

      February 19, 2016
      BedTimes Highlights FXI Innovation
      BedTimes spoke with a broad cross section of the industry to uncover how advances in digital technology are impacting the design and manufacturing of today’s sleep products. And we have plenty to report. New research and development tools, cutting-edge plant equipment and processes, and feature-filled finished products provide proof positive that the bedding industry has gone high tech. Read More.

      2015

      August 17, 2015
      FXI EXPANDING OPERATIONS IN BALDWYN, MS
      Jackson, Miss. (August 17, 2015) – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from FXI announced today the company is expanding operations at its facility in Baldwyn, MS, in Prentiss County. FXI is a leading producer of polyurethane foams and this project represents a corporate investment of $707,000 and will create at least 60 jobs. Read More.

      2013-2014

      July 8, 2014
      FXI ACQUIRES 25-ACRE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MANUFACTURING SITE
      DEAL SOLIDIFIES LONG-TERM COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES & COMMUNITY
      ORANGE, CA – FXI, the leading producer of innovative foam products, announced today that it has purchased the 250,000-square-foot, 25-acre manufacturing facility located at 2060 North Batavia Street that it has leased since the Company’s formation in 2009. The transaction assures customers, employees and the broader community of the Company’s commitment to manufacturing in Southern California for many years to come. Read More.

      June 26, 2014
      FURNITURE TODAY FEATURES FXI FOR BEING AT THE CUTTNG EDGE OF FOAM
      ASTON, PA — "Innovation," Diane Adams said, "Is a state of mind." The chief marketing officer for foam maker and bedding producer FXI was leading a tour of FXI's Research & Innovation Center, located in this Philaelphia suburb. It quickly became clear that innovation is also a state of place — a place like the FXI facility. Read More.

      June 25, 2014
      FXI DEVELOPS INDUSTRY'S FIRST TEMPERATURE & AIRFLOW REGULATION SYSTEM FOR FOAM COMPONENTS
      FXI, the leading producer of innovative foam products, has introduced the specialty sleep industry’s first system to rank temperature regulation in foam products. The new Temperature Regulation Factor (TRF™) system is the latest innovative product solution introduced by FXI and will be used to communicate the performance level of each of the company’s foam offerings in its new TRF™ product lineup. Read More.

      May 19, 2014
      FXI’S NEW TEMPERATURE REGULATION FACTOR SYSTEM
      Bedroom Magazine features FXI's new Temperature Regulation Factor (TRF) system in a recent article. Highlighting the companies abilities and products such as Aerus, MemGel Swirl, Gel-Trix, MAXPERM, Aerus MAX, and MemGel MAX. Read More.

      March 19, 2014
      BEDROOM MAGAZINE HAS HIGHLIGHTED FXI IN ITS "2014 COMPANIES TO WATCH"
      FXI is proud to be considered at the forefront of proprietary foams and material innovation by Bedroom Magazine. Here is what they had to say about us: Read More.

      July 17, 2013
      FXI DEVELOPS NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT IMPROVE TEMPERATURE REGULATION IN MATTRESS CONSTRUCTIONS
      MEDIA, PA – FXI, the leading producer of innovative foams, has created two components to help bedding manufacturers strategically position foam where it’s needed most in the temperature regulation category – Aerus® and Maxperm™. With so much discussion in the industry around temperature-regulating bedding products, keeping a sleeper cool throughout the night has become an industry focus and as the category innovator, FXI has updated its line comfort enhancing foam materials with better airflow to meet consumer needs... Read More.

      July 17, 2013
      FXI’S STATE-OF-ART RESEARCH & INNOVATION CENTER MARKS SEVERAL MILESTONES DURING FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION
      ASTON, PA – One year after opening its state-of-the-art Research and Innovation Center here, leading innovative foam products producer FXI has realized important gains from the development, testing and launch of new products developed by the team working in the new 28,600-square-foot facility. Keeping technology advancement at the forefront of the company’s efforts,... Read More.

      June 14, 2013
      FXI TAPS FORMER FORTUNE 500 EXEC TO LEAD HOME FURNISHINGS DIVISION
      MEDIA, PA – FXI, the leading producer of innovative foam products, has named Gary Fassak, a 30-year management executive, as senior vice president for its home furnishings division. His key responsibilities will include overseeing the group’s day-to-day business operations, as well as driving strategic partnerships with the company’s home furnishings customers... Read More.

      January 14, 2013
      FXI MAKES INVESTMENT IN MARKETING AND R&D TO DRIVE INNOVATION FOR ITS CUSTOMERS
      MEDIA, PA, January 25, 2013 – FXI announced it is increasing its R&D efforts to develop more customized solutions for its customers. This investment reinforces the company’s commitment to maintaining its position as a leader in innovation and growth through product development and market research. ... Read More.

      FXI News and Press Releases 2012

      October 13, 2012
      ANATOMIC GLOBAL DEBUTS MATTRESS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR USE WITH ADJUSTABLE BED FRAMES AT HIGH POINT MARKET
      NEW ASCENT 6 MATTRESS USES PATENT PENDING TECHNOLOGY WHICH CONTOURS TO BODY AND BED BASE WITHOUT GAPS

      CORONA, CA – Anatomic Global, the leading memory foam mattress manufacturer, introduced its first mattress specifically designed to work with adjustable bed frames at High Point Market. The newly designed Ascent 6 mattress was modified to feature patent-pending technology that directly mimics the contour of the adjustable bed frame, eliminating gaps between the mattress and the base... Read More.

      October 12, 2012
      ANATOMIC GLOBAL INTRODUCES “REJUVIGEL™” MATTRESS LINE WITH NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY
      COLLECTION FEATURES INFUSED GEL WAVES AND OPEN-CELL TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE MORE RESTORATIVE SLEEP

      CORONA, CA – Anatomic Global, a leading memory foam mattress manufacturer, has introduced its most technologically advanced mattress collection yet – Rejuvigel™. Using Anatomic Global’s unparalleled innovation, this collection features open-cell technology infused with high-density gel, promoting a more restful night’s sleep... Read More.

      September 15, 2012
      FXI DONATES ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN BEDDING PRODUCTS TO LOCAL CHARITIES
      MEDIA, PA – This summer, FXI donated thousands of bedding products with a retail value of one million dollars to local non-profit organizations focused on helping Indiana families who have been victims of natural disasters and adults fighting addiction. Following the Company’s long legacy of giving back to those in need, FXI gave products such as mattresses, pillows and mattress toppers to two important philanthropic pillars in the community near its Auburn, IN facility, Mustard Seed Furniture Bank and the Serenity House... Read More.

      August 11, 2012
      FXI DEVELOPS EXCLUSIVE NEW PILLOW COLLECTION WITH SLEEP EXPERT, DR. MICHAEL BREUS
      FIVE NEW SLEEP-SPECIFIC PILLOWS INTRODUCED

      MEDIA, PA – FXI, the leading producer of innovative foam products, launched an exclusive relationship with The Sleep Doctor™, Dr. Michael Breus. FXI is now the sole licensee of a new line of foam pillows, The Dr. Breus Pillow™ Collection, designed and developed with The Sleep Doctor himself. The collection also serves as the perfect accessory... Read More.

      August 10, 2012
      NEW PRODUCT "SHIELDS" AGAINST BED BUGS WHILE HOME OR AWAY
      MEDIA, PA – According to a recent survey released by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), one out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has come across bed bugs at home or while traveling. Once these notorious hitchhikers make themselves at home in your home, getting rid of... Read More.

      April 15, 2012
      ANATOMIC GLOBAL REDESIGNS HIGH POINT SHOWROOM
      NEW PRODUCTS, COLORS & GRAPHICS HIGHLIGHT CORPORATE SYNERGIES

      CORONA, CA – Attendees of this spring’s High Point Market will see a new side of Anatomic Global, a division of FXI, the leading producer of innovative foam products. The company has updated its High Point showroom to highlight the new relationship between FXI and Anatomic Global... Read More.

      March 13, 2012
      FXI LAYS FOUNDATION FOR GROWTH IN BEDDING AND SLEEP ACCESSORIES
      MEDIA, PA, March 12, 2012 – FXI, a leading producer of innovative foam products, announced today that the company has opened a new Research and Innovation Center located in Aston, PA. This state-of-the-art facility will employ chemists and engineers who will support and sustain the growth of FXI in the home furnishings... Read More.

      FXI News and Press Releases 2011

      June 20, 2011
      FXI names John Cowles President and Chief Executive Officer
      FXI, a foam-based solutions company, announced today that its Board of Directors has named John Cowles President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Jack Johnson is retiring after six years and two tours of duty but will remain on the Board as Non-Executive Chairman.

      FXI News and Press Releases 2010

      September 27, 2010
      FXI Introduces Rain Filter™ Gutter Protection System to Prevent Breeding of Mosquitoes and Spread of West Nile
      FXI, a foam-based solutions company, has introduced a gutter protection system utilizing the most advanced urethane technology and engineering to help prevent water damage to homes, the breeding of mosquitoes, and spread of West Nile virus. Rain Filter™, a gutter filter insert that has been tested and proven to keep gutters clean and clear of clogs, has been recognized by The American Mosquito Council for its ability to limit insects that transmit disease pathogens.

      March 24, 2010
      The Winners of the FXI-Sponsored Student Design Competition Showed Their Innovative New Sleep Product to the Sleep Industry
      There are always certain events and particular companies that offer more fun than the normal fare at expos and tradeshows. The unveiling and presentation of the winning product prototype emerging from an FXI sponsored student product design contest was clearly a highlight of the recent ISPA EXPO in Charlotte, NC.

      March 3, 2010
      FXI Introduces Several New Products at 2010 ISPA Conference - New Foams and Concept Mattresses Are Highlights of FXI Exhibit
      FXI, the Philadelphia area-based foam innovations company, is staging its largest presence ever at this week’s International Sleep Products Association Conference in Charlotte, NC as it debuts several new products, a variety of mattress concepts, as well as the winning sleep accessory from a student design competition FXI held in partnership with Philadelphia University’s School of Engineering & Textiles.

      January 25, 2010
      Anatomic Global donates 500 “transitional” sleep surface products to Haiti
      Leading U.S. memory foam mattress manufacturer Anatomic Global said today it has joined with five of its key suppliers and Parakletos International to donate specially designed “transitional” sleep surface products to displaced Haitians. Parakletos, a national cooperative effort of the Calvary Chapel Churches, has already delivered the first of these “WorldBed” products to a clinic in Jacmel, Southern Haiti, an area still cut off from Porte–au-Prince and without aid from any outside resource. At the same time, another 500 “WorldBeds” are being shipped this week.

      FXI News and Press Releases 2009

      December 23, 2009
      FXI Foamex Innovations Announces New Safety Record Achievement for its Cornelius, NC Manufacturing Facility
      FXI Foamex Innovations today announced a new safety record achievement for its Cornelius, NC manufacturing facility. The Cornelius Facility manufactures flexible polyurethane foam products used in the production of mattresses for the bedding industry as well as foam products for the automotive and furniture industries.

      December 2, 2009
      FXI Taps Industry Experts for New Healthcare Advisory Board
      FXI Foamex Innovations, the Philadelphia area-based foam innovations company, announced today that it has tapped some of the nation’s leading experts in wound care to form a new healthcare advisory board for the Company. The board’s role will be to help align the very latest in wound care clinical practices with FXI technology and product solutions.

      November 17, 2009
      Friendly Employee Competition Feeds Hungry
      It started with an unusual yet creative idea from Rich Strozyk, Plant Manager of the Fort Wayne facility of FXI Foamex Innovations, at a monthly town hall meeting; a food drive with a twist. He proposed a race, Nascar style, between the departments and himself to see who could collect the most pounds of food for Community Harvest Food Bank. Simple enough, but to make it more interesting, pennies could be donated to the opposing teams to deduct pounds from their totals. Various prizes were collected for the winning team, and a trophy was made from foam. And so the “Race for the Barrel” began.

      September 21, 2009
      FXI Launches Sleep Products Design Competition for Philadelphia University Students - Competition to Provide Students with Hands-On Industry Experience
      FXI Foamex Innovations, the Philadelphia-based foam innovations company, is partnering with Philadelphia University on a design competition for students to create a new memory foam sleep product for the retail market. The semester-long competition for undergraduate and graduate students is meant to enhance their educations, provide hands-on industry experience, help prepare the students for future employment and, quite possibly, uncover the next great sleep product innovation.

      June 15, 2009
      Launch of FXI announced - Sale of Foamex International to MatlinPatterson/Black Diamond Group Creates FXI
      A new company, FXI - Foamex Innovations, was formed today resulting from the acquisition of Foamex International Inc. by MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners III L.P. and Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C. MatlinPatterson and Black Diamond completed the acquisition of substantially all of the Foamex assets on June 12, 2009.