CF1396: Compression Folding System

Compress, Fold, & Roll Mattresses Into An Ideal Package For Shipping, E-Commerce, & Retail

CF1396 Mattress compression folding machine
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Product Overview

Automate Mattress Packaging For Foam, Pocket Coil, & Latex Mattresses

Manufacturers install the compression packaging machine in their facility when they're looking to automate the packaging process, reduce shipping costs per unit, or create an ideal package for direct-to-consumer and retail markets. It features multiple packaging options such as autobag, compress and roll, or compress, fold, and roll.

CF1396 Compression Folding machine

Watch our compression folding system package foam mattresses.

C³'s Package-First Methodology

At C³, we adopt a product-first methodology when customers look to install a compression machine. What is it made of? What kind of package do you want to produce? How will it be transported? How long will it be packaged? What do your customers expect?

We work with clients to calculate ideal packaging options for their products. Then we select the best machine for the job. Here are examples of ideal packages created with this machine.

King Pocket Coil Hybrid Mattress, 4-Layer

This king-sized pocket coil hybrid mattress has four layers. It is a hybrid of foam layers and a pocket coil layer. When packaged with the CF1396, it reaches the following dimensions.

Final Package Dimensions:

Diameter: 18.5 in (470 mm)
Height: 40 in (1016 mm)

Queen Foam Mattress Rolled To Width

This queen foam mattress has four layers of foam, visco and conventional. It is packaged with the CF1396 without the use of the fold section and reaches the following dimensions.

Final Package Dimensions:

Diameter: 16.5 in (419 mm)
Height: 80 in (2032 mm)

An unfolded, rolled foam product

King Foam Mattress, 4-Layer

This king foam mattress has four layers. Made of visco and conventional foam, it reaches similar dimensions as a queen sized mattress of a similar build. This allows you to use similar packaging for differing mattress sizes.

Final Package Dimensions:

Diameter: 17 in (432 mm)
Height: 40 in (1016 mm)

bed in a box king mattress

Auto-Bagged Queen Mattress

This mattress only needs to be auto-bagged, so it passes through the CF1396 without the use of the fold or roll cage section. It reaches these dimensions wrapped with polyethylene film.

Final Package Dimensions:

Length: 60 in (432 mm)
Height: 10 in (254 mm)
Width: 80 in (2032 mm)

An auto-bagged foam product

Compression Machine Features


The tamp press guarantees consistent compression with a four-corner control design that limits product distortion and protects the machine.


C³-engineered heat seal bars seal poly film to lock in the package's compression.


The compression packaging machine's fold section folds the product in half before entering the roll cage creating a smaller package height.


C³'s roll cage rolls products to a set dimension, allowing the product to naturally expand to final specs instead of by force.


Product Specifications



  • High throughput at 120+ packages per hour, roughly 24-27 seconds per product for full compress, fold, and roll package
  • Recipe inputs allow for faster throughput per SKU


Machine Footprint

Machine Footprint

Standard: 31 ft x 20 ft x 11 ft
Metric: 9.4 m x 6.1 m x 3.4 m



  • Compatible with most foam, latex, and pocket coil mattresses and palletized layers or toppers
  • Uses polyethylene film and stretch film
  • Creates ideal package for shipping, retail, and ecommerce
  • Used to package products in boxes, bags, or sleeves


Packaging Options

Packaging Options

  • Standard Roll Cage Dimensions: 13.6 – 16.3 in (191 – 470 mm)
  • Compress, fold, and roll (smallest package)
  • Compress and roll without folding
  • Autobag with slight compression


More Variability In The Same Machine

When C³ sets out to engineer a machine, we work to create a standard design that delivers the most-used functionality first. Then, we offer additional components that help you scale your equipment to suit your needs. These add ons are modular and can be added at any time to your compression packaging system.

Boxline Add-on

The boxline is an ergonomic addition to lift final rolled packages to waist height. Once here, the product is shuttled on a table where an operator can assist it into a box. Without the boxline, the product drops from the cage and rolls to a stop. The boxline brings the product to a safe height for handling and helps the operator quickly box and stack the finished product.

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Box line add-on for compression folding machine

Second Roll Cage Addition: RC1434

The second roll cage takes the level of compression one step further. The product is compressed and rolled to a larger diameter, then rolled again into a tight, small package. This package is nearly 50% smaller than the standard. For bigger benefits, use paper wrap to replace stretch wrap for a more environmentally friendly option.

Example 3-Layer King Mattress:

Standard Package: 15 in x 15 in x 44 in (381 mm x 381 mm x 1118 mm)
Secondary Cage Package: 23 in x 15 in x 15 in (584 mm x 381 mm x 381 mm)

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RC1434 Second Roll Cage Add-On front view

Variable Roll Cage for CF1396: CF9500-VC

This option replaces the standard roll cage on the compression folding machine with a cage that provides greater diameter ranges for products. This allows facilities to package products with varying diameters in one machine. This roll cage is ideal for operations that package many different SKUs with recipes that require varied packaging for each.

Standard Roll Cage Dimensions: 13.6 – 16.3 in (345 mm – 414 mm)
Variable Roll Cage Dimensions: 7.5 – 18.5 in (190 mm – 469 mm)

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Variable roll cage for mattress compression machines

Traversing Stretch Option

This option comes standard on all new compression folding machines, but can be purchased as an upgrade on earlier versions of this machine.

If you are packaging a smaller product, you use a smaller sized roll (50 inch roll for a 40 inch product height). To package a longer product, you need to switch out your roll for a larger size (like a 100 inch roll for an 80 inch product height). With the traversing stretch wrap option, the cart moves the stretch film side to side to cover products of many sizes without having to change film rolls. This is a great way to reduce the number of film sizes you need.

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Force Deflection QA System: FD1000

The Force Deflection QA system prevents faulty product from being packaged and shipped off to customers. The machine tests a finished mattress at two set points of compression and determines if it passes or fails according to your set tolerances. The system sits in-line with the packaging machine and takes only 25 seconds as to not bottleneck your line. Common issues detected by the FD1000 include cover tightness, lot-specific quality issues, and incorrectly built mattresses.

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Trifold Module

The C3 trifold add-on increases pallet density and improves logistics costs by folding a mattress in thirds rather than half. With a final cylindrical package size of 16×30 inches, the trifold allows more mattresses to fit on trucks and retail shelves, which reduces your shipping and inventory costs.

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Trifold Module Add-on

Paper Wrap Module

Replace stretch wrap with paper wrap as the final packaging material for a more sustainable option. The paper wrap module add-on can be easily integrated into existing C3 compress and fold machinery. Impress your consumers and decrease your plastic usage with recyclable paper.

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Paper Wrap Module

CF Rotate

The C3 rotate add-on allows the mattress to enter the machine with its longest side running parallel to the width of the machine. Less poly film is used to cover the mattress during compression, saving you time and materials. The rotate is located after the compression unit and pivots the mattress 90 degrees to continue on the tamp as usual.

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CF Rotate Product Rendering

Get More Out Of The Compression Folding System

C³'s modular machines allow you to easily scale your equipment to get even more out of their capabilities. See how you can scale your CF1396.

Fully automated packaging line example

Maximize Throughput

When the compression folding system is part of a manufacturing line, you maximize its 120+ packages per hour throughput by keeping work in progress through to packaging or taking advantage of accumulation.

Increase Packaging Options

Packaging add-ons scale the capacity of your machine by providing more package variability in the same machine footprint.

Guarantee Quality Product

Adding a force deflection system checks each unit for quality before packaging and sending to customers. In line testing keeps a full manufacturing line moving without disruption.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my product work with compression packaging?

Most foam and latex mattresses have the capacity to be compression packaged. Pocket coil mattresses without wire rims also can be compression packaged. Every product is different – the best way to know is to contact C³ and schedule product to be sent to our facility for testing.

What kind of packaging material is used with the compression packaging machine?

The compression packaging machine uses two types of film. The press section utilizes a polyethylene film that locks the compression in place. At the roll cage, a stretch film is used to hold the roll dimensions and create the final package. Both films can be purchased through C³.