Loudon, Tennessee -- BedinaBox llc, based in Piney Flats, Tennessee, has become the first US bedding manufacturer to offer mattresses and bedding products exclusively containing CertiPUR-US certified foams. The company is an internet foam mattress manufacturer and e-tailer, making mattresses, mattress covers, pillows, adjustable and platform beds.
"We believe CertiPUR-US represents the frontrunner in the 'clean foam movement'," said Steve Nice, ceo of BedinaBox, in an 8 Sept statement.
"By specifying only CertiPUR-US compliant foam, we know that every foam mattress in our line offers the cleanest and best choice for all members of the family," the mattress executive continued.
In the statement, the CertiPUR-US organisation pointed out that, while BedinaBox is the first to exclusively specify certified foams, "momentum is building within the bedding and upholstered furniture manufacturers for use of CertiPUR-US registered foam products."
Four US-based foam producers now offer CertiPUR-US certified foams, with two more expected to join the foam scheme by the end of this year. Companies offering certified foams are listed in the products section at www.certipur.us.
In its scheme, CertiPUR-US examines flexible polyurethane foam (FPF) products through independent laboratory tests including ones for VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and chemical analysis.
Compliant products are certified as being made without prohibited materials such as ozone-depleting CFCs (chlorofluorocarbon blowing agents), PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ether) fire retardants, lead, mercury and other materials of concern. CertiPUR-US also sets levels for foam physical performance that can contribute to foam comfort and durability.
BedinaBox.com says it offers high quality mattresses at fair prices "presented simply and delivered quickly and efficiently through e-commerce." Founded by Bill Bradley and Steve Nice in 2006, BedinaBox is operated from a modern 150 000 sq.ft (14 000 sq.m) foot facility in Piney Flats.