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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*A separate certification program for molded flexible polyurethane foam is currently in the beta phase.
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.
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.
Certified foams must by re-certified every six months for the first year, and annually thereafter.
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.
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