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CertiPUR Technical GuidelinesHow to Certify a Foam

If you are a foam producer that is interested in certifying flexible polyurethane foam (slab flexible polyether foam), start by reading the Physical Performance and Environmental Guidelines for Certification of Prime Flexible Polyurethane Foam for Use in Furniture and Bedding (PDF), referred to as the Technical Guidelines.

CertiPUR-US® certification is open to all manufacturers of slabstock* flexible polyurethane foam. Companies need to submit an application, lab test results, production line photographs, and affidavits and declarations on prohibited substances. Certain conditions and limitations apply. For an application and information about fees, contact Mike Crowell at mcrowell@certipur.us.

*A separate certification program for molded flexible polyurethane foam is currently in the beta phase.

See Registered Foam Producers

Program Basics

Foam Groups

Each CertiPUR-US registration covers only a specific class of polyether-based flexible polyurethane foam manufactured with the same raw materials. The categories are:

  • Conventional polyether foam
  • Conventional FR polyether foam (sharing the same flame retardant package)
  • Super-soft (low density/low hardness) conventional foam (≤15 lbs. IFD and ≤1.5 pdf)
  • High Resilience foam
  • Viscoelastic (memory) foam
  • Other foams to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by a CertiPUR-US administrator.

Certification Process

From start to finish, the certification process takes about 60 days, including 21-30 days for analytical testing.

Once Foam is Certified

Once a foam producer has completed the certification process for a foam family, the company will be added to our page of registered foam producers and an individual web page for your company with your logo, website, contacts and proof-of-certification will be created.

Re-certification

Certified foams must by re-certified every six months for the first year, and annually thereafter.

Random Verification

AFPF conducts random on-site foam production plant checks of participating producers. Samples of certified foams are subjected to chemical and physical testing at independent laboratories to verify that they comply with all CertiPUR-US Technical Guidelines.

What Your Customers Need to Know

Your customers do not have permission to use the trademarked CertiPUR-US mark/logo/name until they have registered with us (it’s free). To register, your customer needs your company to submit Verification Form A on their behalf and they have to agree to the program rules outlined in the CertiPUR-US Terms of Use Manual by submitting Form B.

Approved Testing and Analysis Laboratories

Smedeskovvej 38
DK-8464
Galten, Denmark
Telephone: (Country exit code) +45 7022 4276
Fax: (Country exit code) +45 7022 4275
Email: voc@eurofins.com

Unit A Millbrook Business Centre
Floats Road
Manchester M23 9YJ
United Kingdom
Attn: Nick Ordsmith
Telephone: (Country exit code) +44 161 286 7889
Fax: (Country exit code) +44 161 286 7676
Email: nick@hallanalytical.co.uk

Attn: VOC Lab/CertiPUR-US Testing
4700 Broadmoor, Ste. 200
Kentwood, MI 49512 USA
Attn: Dr. Jesse Ondersma
Telephone: 616.656.7401
Email: certipur.us@intertek.com

Tillystraβe 2
90431 Nuremberg
Germany
Attn: Dr. Jelena Galinkina
Telephone: (Country exit code) +49 911 655 5614
(Country exit code) +49 911 655 5604
Fax: (Country exit code) +49 911 655 5604
Email: Jelena.Galinkina@de.tuv.com