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DuPont Introduces Fire Resistant Knit Material for Use on Mattresses

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DuPont, a leader in fire science technology for over 30 years, introduced the latest addition to its fire resistant (FR) product line, DuPont™ Fire Resistant Knit Material. As with all DuPont FR products, FR Knit Material features an inherent solution – meaning FR capabilities are incorporated into the individual fibers as opposed to being applied to the fiber surface. These products offer a unique alternative to products that are topically treated with FR chemicals. DuPont’s new offering of FR materials with durable FR capabilities will help provide consumers with protection that will last well beyond the mattress point of sale. DuPont™ FR Knit Material features multi-directional stretch capabilities that provide manufacturers with a material that can be easily processed, making it ideal for use with popular viscoelastic and polyurethane foam mattresses that are now synonymous with the specialty-bedding marketplace. At the same time, DuPont™ FR Knit Material conforms to the shape of the mattress foam to allow the comfort of the mattress to be experienced. The DuPont™ FR Knit Material helps mattress manufacturers meet the requirements of California Standard TB603 – a state law that requires all mattresses to pass a 30-minute open flame burn test and which set the stage for the recently adopted national FR mattress standard. “DuPont applauds and supports the sleep products industry for recognizing the need to protect consumers by assisting in developing a national standard for fire-resistant mattresses,” said John Dottore of DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems. “As a supplier to the industry, DuPont seeks to honor the spirit and intent of the regulatory standards for fire safety by delivering a durable FR solution that lasts well beyond the point of sale. We owe it to consumers to offer an FR solution that lasts - as demonstrated in a standard water soak test.” DuPont offers a broad range of Fire Resistant materials designed for use in a variety of mattress constructions. The company participated in more than 500 burn tests in developing its first several generations of Fire Resistant material and continues to refine its product portfolio with additional research, testing and evaluations. DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

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