4 foam producers become first to offer CertiPur-US bio-based foams

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Four foam producers are now offering bio-based foam certified through a new CertiPur-US program.

CertiPur-US has expanded its foam certification program and now certifies bio-based slabstock flexible polyurethane foam for use in mattresses and upholstery. To achieve bio-based foam certification, foams are required to meet all current requirements for foam certification and contain a minimum of 25% bio-based content.

3 foam producers become first to offer CertiPur-US bio-based foam.
Four foam producers become first to offer CertiPur-US bio-based foam.

Introduced as a pilot program earlier this year, Future Foam, FXI, NCFI Polyurethanes and Kuka Home are the first to offer CertiPur-US certified bio-based foam.

“We praise the foam producers who are early adopters and expect many other foam producers to follow,” said Michael Crowell, CertiPur-US executive director. “We are confident that bedding and upholstered furniture manufacturers will see the tremendous environmental and marketing benefits in using bio-based foam and will create demand for this category of certified foams.”

Certified foams undergo emissions testing, chemical analysis and physical property testing to meet the standards set forth in the program’s technical guidelines. In addition, all bio-based foams are tested by Beta Analytic laboratories in Miami to determine the percentage of biocontent.

Beta Analytic, an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited laboratory, provides radiocarbon dating and bio-based testing services.

Certified bio-based foams are granted use of a new CertiPur-US logo that will be a recognizable adaptation of the current CertiPur-US logo and only used with products that contain certified bio-based foams.

After a bio-based foam is certified, it must be recertified six months later and then annually. Random verification testing is conducted by the CertiPur-US program to ensure continued compliance. Producers and their customers also must agree to new terms of use that establish guidelines on how a CertiPur-US bio-based foam may be marketed.

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