New York — Soft-Tex International, which manufactures bedding products from memory foam, has become the first company to gain CertiPUR-US certification for moulded foam products. Previously, the certification was only awarded to slabstock flexible polyurethane foam.
CertiPUR-US certification criteria include the absence of ozone depleters, formaldehyde, certain flame retardants, heavy metals and prohibited phthalates. The content, emissions and durability standards must be tested by an independent accredited laboratory.
Soft-Tex was one of the companies involved in the beta phase for the new CertiPUR-US certification, which launched a few months ago. “We are excited that our technical expertise and commitment to quality enabled us to achieve certification so quickly,” said the company’s executive vice president John Beliveau.