From Home Furnishing Business
Diamond Mattress Finds Healthier, Safer FR Solution for Consumers
As part of its improvement initiatives, Diamond Mattress is using fiberglass-free flame retardant (FR) in its mattress manufacturing as a healthier and safer solution for consumers.
Fiberglass is a composite material made of glass and reinforced plastic, sometimes used in mattresses as a low-cost flame retardant. It is safe as long as it stays inside the mattress, but if it gets out due to a worn out, damaged or defective mattress cover, it can be harmful either by contact or airborne particles.
With its fiberglass-free FR solution, Diamond’s mattresses are laminated and sewn or glued closed on one side, allowing it to conform to the mattress with a glove-like fit.
Eliminating the need to apply an FR sock, the laminated FR creates a tailored look to the zipper cover with the additional benefit of maintaining the integrity of its original shape and design. It also eliminates the task of managing FR sock inventory.
“While fiberglass-free FR is not the standard or required, anytime we can choose a healthier, safer option, we will. We make wellness products and take seriously the responsibility to enhance health and safety for consumers. We shouldn’t need a mandate for us to choose that,” said Diamond Vice President of Sales Patrick Wolf.
The company said the use of fiberglass-free FR enhances product safety and quality without affecting price.