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durable products company Obtains CertiPUR-US

Certification on EcoSleep™ Mattress Line

 

August 11, 2010 - Specialty sleep manufacturer durable products company (dpc) announced that their EcoSleep visco mattresses will now include a CertiPUR-US® certification seal. This move is in response to consumers seeking clearer guidance when shopping for environmentally friendly mattresses. The company has been supporting the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) philosophy by providing healthier bedding products through the use of natural and sustainable raw materials.  Now EcoSleep’s Cool-Contour Deluxe, Healthy Living and the new Sensation, Obsession and Revelation, will all feature CertiPUR-US approved polyurethane foam components.

“We view the LOHAS consumer as an untapped -- but growing -- segment of our industry,” said dpc owner, Dave R. Young. “Seeing the CertiPUR seal on EcoSleep mattresses will appeal to people who have a meaningful sense of environmental and social responsibility and incorporate these values into their purchasing decisions. Consumers that have been looking for clearer guidance when shopping for environmentally friendly mattresses can feel confident that some of the components used to make EcoSleep are not only comfortable but have also passed very strict environmental, health and safety standards.”

CertiPUR-US is a voluntary testing, analysis and certification program that was developed by members of the global foam industry in response to an increase in substandard imported foams. Items 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.

Mattresses that carry the CertiPUR-US seal may be marketed as providing low emission (VOC’s) for indoor air quality and made without ozone depleting CFCs, PBDE fire retardant, formaldehyde, prohibited phthalates, mercury, lead and heavy metals.

EcoSleep mattresses feature some of the most advanced technologies in environmentally friendly bedding available in the marketplace today. Its manufacturing processes mirror the LOHAS practice of “responsible capitalism,” providing goods and services using economic and environmentally sustainable business practices. The results are products that are naturally hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and dust mite resistant.

The mattresses are shipped to retailers and consumers using the dpc’s flat-seal technology. This process compresses the mattress to a uniform density one third of its original size before sealing and rolling. When compared to traditional torque compression and vacuum-sealing systems, this system consistently preserves the structural integrity of the whole mattress without creating undue stress on the mattress components.  Mattresses completely recover to their original shape and size quickly and without defect. 

Founded in 2002, dpc LLC  offers a complete line up of visco, latex, air and innerspring mattresses for OEM and private label, and also develops and markets its own brands including EcoSleep environmentally-friendly mattresses and the luxurious Everloft pillows.

For more about the CertiPUR-US certification, visit www.certipur.us.

 

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