Carpenter Adds Holofiber in Pillows and Pads

Company Donates Some Protech Proceeds to American Lung Association

Richmond, Va. — Carpenter Co. is introducing Holofiber, a new fiber used in the active wear of Olympic athletes for quicker muscle recovery after exercise. The product is being launched in polyester bed pillows, mattress pads and a body pillow aimed at people who suffer from all kinds of vascular problems.

Testing was done by Dr. Lawrence Lavery at a major university medical center focused on people with diabetes. Subsequent testing was done on a population of healthy patients by Graham McClue, Ph.D., a specialist in the field. The combined data showed as much as a 29 percent increase in oxygen levels in the blood allowing improved circulation, according to the company.

“At Carpenter, we strive to bring the benefits of high-tech fibers and foams into the consumer arena,” said Dan Schecter, vice president of sales and marketing for Carpenter's consumer products group.

In other news, Carpenter partnered with the American Lung Association to donate 5 percent of the net proceeds (a minimum of $75,000) from the purchase of its Protech line.

This line features products with the Rely fiber, which carries an EPA registration number for its antimicrobial properties. “We think this partnership gives us a wonderful chance to support a most worthy cause,” added Schecter.

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