Flexible polyurethane foam is......
Flexible polyurethane foam is widely used as a cushioning material in the production of many specialty items that we all use every day. The question is what type of standard are adhered to when they are manufactured and does it support emerging circular economies.
According to the CertiPUR-US® website “the CertiPUR-US® program was developed to provide the comfort and confidence of knowing the flexible polyurethane foam meets standards for content, emissions and durability and are analyzed by independent, accredited laboratories. Today, foam producers from all countries may participate in the program, as long as they meet our rigorous certification guidelines.
CertiPUR-US approved foams are:
- Low emissions (VOCs) for indoor air quality
- Made without ozone depleters
- Made without PBDEs
- Made without mercury, lead, and heavy metals
- Made without formaldehyde
- Made without prohibited phthalates
If you’d like to learn more about how SafeSourcing can assist in properly helping to ensure your current suppliers or new ones from our SafeSourceIt™ Global Supplier Database are using certifications like CertiPur-US®, please contact a SafeSourcing customer services associate.