Rochester Hills, Michigan – Six companies have become the first to conform to the new CertiPUR-US programme for moulded flexible polyurethane foam.
The certification applies to moulded foam for bedding and upholstered furniture. Up to now the programme has only been open to slabstock manufacturers.
The major difference in the technical guidelines for slabstock and moulded foams is in the size of the samples and packaging needed for evaluation. CertiPUR-US said ‘some moulded foam producers may need to create a new mould to the proper sample size.’
Mike Crowell, CertiPUR-US executive director said: ‘It was a natural extension of our programme to develop a certification for moulded foam.’
Six foamers: Hansan Home Furniture; Healthcare; Megafeat Bedding; Shuibishen Home Textile Technology, Sinomax and Soft-Tex International have all been certified to the new standard.