Hungarian furniture maker Bio-Textima has developed a wooden spring for beds and chairs with the support of state and European Union funding.
The spring, made of beech, which is plentiful in Hungary, has many of the same properties as a metal spring, but does not have "harmful magnetic fields", managing director Gyula Vörös told MTI.
EU and state grant money covered about half of the HUF 32 million cost of developing the spring.
Bio-Textima will show its line of mattresses with wooden springs at a trade fair in Cologne in January.
Bio-Textima sees revenue climbing 5-8% in 2010 over last year's HUF 500 million. Exports are expected to generate 28% of turnover. (MTI – Econews)