Fire barriers for Mattresses andUpholstered Furniture 100’s of different fire barriers Inherent solutions Halogen-Free solutions Eliminate Chemicals of Concern Cost effectiveVENTEX BARRIERS
INHERENT SOLUTIONS Use inherently flame retardantmaterials for fire barriers Do not need “topically applied” FR Capable of meeting most rigorousFR standards worldwide 100’s of different fire barriers ableto match various FR challenges
HALOGEN FREE No halogenated flame retardants Halogen Free Free of Chemicals of Concern CPSIA RoHS WEEE Proposition 65 Content based analysis
COST EFFECTIVE Sofa Cost Adds Barrier 16 yards @ $2 / yard Decking 4 yards @ $2 / yard 20 yards @ $2 = $40 cost Sofa Cost Savings Replace poly fiber = <$8.00> Replace decking = <$1.80> Total Savings = <$9.80> Real Net Cost less than $31.00
COST EFFECTIVE Love seats / chairs would be less Products available today Mattress Industry forecastedexpensive solutions before 1633 Solutions less than $10 arecommonplace
NEED FOR CHANGE Save lives Children & families Firefighters Increase time for discovery andescape Allow time for firefighter response Reduce litigation risk Keep furniture manufacturingviable in USA
MYTH #1Life safety must besacrificed to eliminateChemicals of Concernfrom furniture.
MYTH #2Topically applied flameretardants have to beused to make furnituremeet flammabilityrequirements.
MYTH #3The cost to comply withmeaningful flammabilityrequirements is too high.
Myth #4Flammability standardsthat do not involve actualflame will not shieldupholstered furnituremanufacturers fromliability exposure.