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CertiPUR-US

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CertiPUR-US® tests for durability, content and indoor emissions. Home furnishings items, such as upholstered furniture and mattresses, that carry the CertiPUR-US seal contain flexible polyurethane foam products that have been tested and certified by an independent laboratory to meet specific criteria for physical performance, indoor emissions and environmental stewardship.

CertiPUR-US is an extension of the European CertiPUR program developed in 2002 by EUROPUR, the association of European flexible polyurethane foam block manufacturers. This voluntary testing, analysis and certification program was developed by members of the global foam industry in response to an increase in substandard imported foams.

Learn more: CertiPUR-US websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with CertiPUR-US's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam, Inc.

Member of

Unknown

Type

Industry association

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2008

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Other

Other categories: Flexible polyurethane foam used in bedding and upholstered furniture


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada United States



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Last updated: 13 August 2015