euroLATEX ECO-Standard

The euroLATEX ECO-Standard for latex foam cores has been developed by the European Latex Foam Manufacturers association in close co-operation with one of Europe’s leading and most reputable scientific institutes, i.e. TFI (Deutsches Teppich-Forschungs Institut in Aachen, Germany). The ECO-Standard defines the maximum acceptable limits of substances considered harmful to health that could occur in latex foam cores. This is based upon scientific data and stringent limits from other standards. The substances that are tested for include:

• Heavy metals
• Nitrosamines
• Pesticides
• Solvents
• Volatile organic components

The value of the euroLATEX ECO-Standard has been recognised by the European Commission in so far that it has been copied into the Commission Decision 2002/740/EC “establishing revised ecological criteria for the award of the Community eco-label to bed mattresses”. EuroLATEX believes this standard represents a major advance in ensuring healthier sleeping wherever latex foam is used.

>> Download here the euroLATEX ECO-standard

>> Download here a specimen of euroLATEX ECO-standard certificate