Whether Dunlop or Talalay, the process of transforming liquid latex into a finished mattress layer requires the addition of small amounts of other ingredients, and no two manufacturing “recipes” are quite the same.
A case in point: Latex manufacturers must add an ingredient to “de-tactify” the cell walls within the finished latex, making them less likely to stick to each other. This in turn makes it less likely that body impressions will form in the latex over time.
Many manufacturers achieve this with a chemical-based plastic, which is known to break down under stress. Ours has chosen to use a natural silicate very similar to talcum powder. Not only does this produce a more natural latex, the manufacturer has found it to be significantly more durable as well.
That natural silicate is just one reason we’re confident Zenhaven’s latex will outlast any other latex. We also know from testing (below) that Talalay latex is inherently more durable than Dunlop latex—and that no Talalay latex is manufactured to a higher standard of quality than the American Talalay latex we use in Zenhaven.