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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 22 May 2017 13:49 #21

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Hi Cattoo,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum! :)

I do have a quick question. You said this: "Note that what PLB calls "natural" Talalay is actually a blend of about 70% synthetic and 30% natural rubber." I am kind of shocked. I thought PTB sells all natural rubber latex? Which brand then sells 100% natural rubber? Or should I not worry about the blend?


There is no reason to be shocked. Most of the Talalay produced worldwide is blended Talalay latex. Talalay Global (TG) produces the Talalay latex used in the Pure Talalay Bliss mattresses, and in past comparisons they have related that their blended Talalay is more durable than the natural Talalay that they produce. Both Talalay Global and Radium (the two Talalay latex providers in the western world) produce natural and blended Talalay latex.

You can read in more detail about the difference between natural (NR), synthetic (SBR) and blended (SBR/NR) Talalay latex in post #2 here . All of the latex you’re likely to encounter will be a durable material.

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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 20 Nov 2018 12:17 #22

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We will be buying three new Pure Talalay mattresses in the next month or so... do you know if the ILD and layers have changed with their mattress line?

I know the "soft" topper became firmer - more like 21 ILD than the old 14 ILD which we actually like better. Can you find out more about this?
Thanks! Enjoying revising your mattress forum after a couple year absence. :-)

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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 22 Nov 2018 00:19 #23

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Hi scubamom,

Glad that you are back and that you are enjoying your PTB beds. :)
I Just confirmed that the ILDs are still the same (see Post #2 here which includes the 2016 changes in the second part of the post)

The PTB toppers are now:
2" & 3" of Plush Topper 100% NR Talalay / N2 Soft (20 - 24.99) ILD
2" & 3" of Firm Topper 100% NR Talalay / N4 Firm (30 - 34.99) ILD

Good luck with your new purchase!

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