Talalay vs Dunlop round 1! - Naturesrest

Talalay vs Dunlop round 1!

by Jennifer Groom May 23, 2016

The process of manufacturing latex is accomplished by using one of the two processes, Talalay or Dunlop. These processes can both be used with natural latex, synthetic latex, or a blend of the two during the mixture formulation (see Natural vs. Synthetic tab).


Talalay Process

The Talalay process uses a series of molds to produce latex foam cores. The molds utilize a vacuum system to distribute the latex evenly within the mold. Then a freezing stage is introduced into the production cycle which locks the cell structure of the latex, creating a consistent product throughout the core. These cores can then be sliced into various thicknesses to create upholstery layers (toppers) that give optimum conformance and pressure relief.

Dunlop Process

The Dunlop process can use molds or be manufactured using a continuous pour production line.While this process does not incorporate a vacuum or freezing stage during manufacturing, it yields highly resilient cores and conforming upholstery layers that are of a higher density and exceptional durability.


With advances in technology, we now have the ability to use both processes on components used in our quilt packages. This allows us to bring latex even closer to the surface for more conformance, pressure relief, and durability.


At Nature's Rest we understand the benefits to both processes. Our primary goal is to create sleep surfaces that result in the best night's sleep possible; offering proper support and optimum pressure relief for an undisturbed sleep.

Jennifer Groom
Jennifer Groom