Soft-Tex International, a specialty sleep and sleep accessories manufacturer based in Waterford, New York, has become the first company to achieve new CertiPUR-US certification for molded foam products.
Until now, CertiPUR-US certification was available only for slabstock flexible polyurethane foam, not for molded flexible polyurethane foam, which often is used in pillows.
The criteria for certification include standards for content, emissions and durability, and testing by independent, accredited laboratories. To be CertiPUR-US-certified, molded polyurethane foams must be made without ozone depleters; PBDE, TDCPP, TCEP and certain other flame retardants; formaldehyde; mercury, lead and other heavy metals; and prohibited phthalates regulated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. They also must have low volatile organic compound emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million).
“We are honored to have worked with CertiPUR-US on this important program that benefits consumers, and we are excited that our technical expertise and commitment to quality enabled us to achieve certification so quickly,” said John Beliveau, Soft-Tex executive vice president.