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SGS offers mattress flammability testing services for global manufacturers and retailers looking to efficiently access US markets.

From its bespoke laboratory at Farmingdale, New York, the team at SGS in North America offers innovative, cost-effective solutions to ensure regulatory compliance within one testing program. Specialist teams can test against a range of factors including flame spread, self-ignition, burn rate, smoke density, combustibility and heat release rate.

Bobby Brown, Director of Operations, SGS North America, said: “Whether a mattress is used in a hotel, care center or the home, in order to access the regulated US market for mattresses it must provide a refreshing night’s sleep and conform to stringent flammability standards and regulations.

“We provide a comprehensive range of flammability testing solutions to help businesses build consumer confidence in their brand and ensure their mattresses meet national, regional and, if required, international standards. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested.”

Mandatory fire regulations have significantly reduced the number of mattress related deaths in the US. To bring products to market, they must conform to:

  • 16 CFR Part 1632 – Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads (FF 4-72, Amended)
  • 16 CFR Part 1633 – Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets
  • 16 CFR Part 1640 – Flammability Test for Upholstered furniture

Bobby Brown added: “Through our global network of furniture and flammability testing facilities, our specialist technicians and auditors at SGS in North America can provide fast and cost-effective access to the latest flammability test equipment and methods, wherever and whenever they are needed.”

SGS mattress testing services

Alongside flammability testing, SGS offers a one-stop testing solution to ensure your mattresses, textiles and foam components conform to national, regional and, if required, international standards.

 We cover:

  • Density
  • Indentation force deflection
  • Constant load compression fatigue test
  • Tensile and Tear test
  • Restricted chemicals
  • Label and marking verification
  • Textile performance
  • ISTA transit testing

Additionally, the company’s specialist team can provide comparison tests, bench marking, mattress classification, and claim verification assessments to ensure products meet client/product requirements.

For further information on mattress flammability testing contact:

Kevin A. Smith
Senior International Sales Executive
SGS Connectivity & Products
Tel: +1-413-355-0346 

About SGS 
We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 89,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.