Foam Fabricating Adhesives

Foam Fabricating Adhesives

Foam Fabricating Adhesives Podcast

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Foam Fabricating Adhesives
Business Unit Overview

The Foam Fabricating Adhesives group at Worthen Industries designs, manufactures and provides adhesive solutions for foam fabricating applications, which are the bonding of cushioning materials that are found in mattress and furniture manufacturing operations. We specialize in sustainable innovation- by applying technology and a customer-first approach to every challenge. The result is a custom solution that ensures our customers’ processes, product quality, efficiency and environmental practices are optimized.


We are a unique supplier to the industry as we formulate and manufacture all types of adhesives including: water based, hot melt, solvent based, reactive, and extruded film adhesives. This allows our customers to choose the right adhesive for their application based on cost per part, efficiency in labor, and user safety, meeting ever-changing regulatory mandates.

Our customers look to us as experts in the industry for decades. Click here to see a recent article we wrote about the use of Propyl Bromide in mattress fabrication.

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Sprayclean process of foam adhesive technology


Worthen Industries is dedicated to sustainable innovation. This dedication is evidenced by their investment into state-of-the-art research and development laboratories in all our facilities that focus efforts on specific markets of expertise.

The Foam Fabricating R&D laboratory is in Richmond, VA and is staffed with formulating and design professionals devoted to providing customer solutions, and resolution of pain points, for customer foam fabricating operations.

Our R&D team routinely identify solutions for the latest problems that are encountered in the constantly changing mattress and furniture manufacturing processes. With our mattress build laboratory we can resolve manufacturing bottle necks, environmental regulatory issues, operator or consumer safety matters or technology changes, by having the ability to exactly duplicate the assembly of full-size mattresses in house.

Our chemists have the ability to perform real mattress testing in our facility and develop the best products possible before we present them to a customer, which allows us to instruct you on the best way to use our products. Our mattress build lab gives us the ability to accurately measure the final adhesive cost for constructing a mattress using any adhesive formulation.


“The airless technology for spray application is hands down better than any water-based system that I have witnessed. It takes all the glue fog [away] and puts [the adhesive] on the product that is being laminated rather than up an exhaust or settling on surrounding surfaces. We were fortunate to be able to work with UPACO on some of the development of the systems.”
Mike Holliday, Senior Management, Manufacturing HSM

spreayclean spray gun for foam fabricating adhesives

Meet Your Foam Fabricating Solutions Team