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Foamex Introduces Drainable, Mildew Resistant Foam

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Foamex International Inc., a leading manufacturer of flexible polyurethane and advanced polymer foam products, announced the introduction of new products to its DriFastTM product line. The new products expand Foamex’s growing DriFastTM offering, which is manufactured for the outdoor furniture and marine cushioning markets. Foamex introduced the new products at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago, IL, the largest wholesale market dedicated to Casual Furniture & Outdoor Seating in the world, which opened September 17, 2007. Additionally, the new product line will be on exhibit at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Miami Beach, FL, which opens October 10, 2007. DriFastTM is technologically advanced, highly durable, mildew resistant flexible polyurethane foam, made using a proprietary process that provides both ultimate drainability as well as durability. The new DriFastTM products are manufactured using Foamex’s patented Variable Pressure Foaming (VPF) technology, a virtually emission-free manufacturing process that creates significantly higher quality cushioning material in a wide variety of density and firmness, resulting in a product that provides consistent comfort. All Foamex DriFastTM products are infused with a safe anti-microbial additive that inhibits the growth of mold, mildew and odors. Andrew Thompson, Executive Vice President, Business Management and Marketing, of Foamex, said: “Foamex’s DriFast products are a superior alternative to other cushioning options and fabrication methods where moisture drainability is critical. The expansion of our DriFast family of products is another example of our commitment to product innovation, the cornerstone of Foamex’s future. By leveraging our advanced R&D and technology expertise, we are able to combine key features, such as moisture pass-through, durability & cushioning comfort, to improve upon and grow an already superior product line to meet the exacting demands of our customers and provide them with a wide range of unique foam solutions. This enhanced product line is a true achievement and just one of many more to come.” Foamex at the International Casual Furniture Market Foamex will be exhibiting at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market at booth #7-7112, located on the seventh floor of the Merchandise Mart. Foamex at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Foamex will be exhibiting at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference at booth # 2742, located near the Hall C lobby. About Foamex International Inc. Foamex, headquartered in Linwood, PA, is the world's leading producer of polyurethane foam-based solutions and specialty comfort products. The Company services the bedding, furniture, carpet cushion and automotive markets and also manufactures high- performance polymers for diverse applications in the industrial, aerospace, defense, electronics and computer industries. For more information visit the Foamex web site at http://www.foamex.com.