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Recycling Springs from Old Mattresses

Spring steel is a special type of steel specifically formulated to create tight, springy springs that will last for years without breaking or weakening. Much of the steel used for springs also contains alloys of carbon. This gives the springs their superior strength and flexibility. Continue reading

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The Versatility of Spring Steel

At 10 years old, I got my dream vacation: 10 days in Florida, access to all theme parks, breakfast with Winnie the Pooh and friends. Unfortunately, my ideal getaway did not come with ideal weather, and so instead of gallivanting with Goofy in my best sundress, I was left to contend with torrential downpours and gale-force winds in a Disney poncho and a Cinderella umbrella. Mother Nature may have let me down that week, but that umbrella never did. Through weather of epic proportions it maintained its look and shape. Even after getting blown inside out, completely upright, and dragged through the streets of Orlando by an angry 10-year-old, that umbrella was functional and ready to use whenever necessary. Continue reading

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