A new fire-resistant mattress knit sock made without fiberglass, antimony or topical FR finishes has been added to Milliken’s mattress textiles portfolio. Designed to fit most mattress types, SimplyFR does not contain a PFAS finish and exceeds all current regulations, including 16 CFR 1633 and 16 CFR 1632 compliancy.
In recent years, market demand for fiberglass-free options has skyrocketed. After years of sub-par options, many imported without the attention to quality, top mattress manufacturers began searching for superior products that addressed both the compliance standards and comfort end users expect.
The Rapid Prototype Center (RPC) of Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, SC/USA, played a large role in bringing the product to market quickly, allowing the development team to do small scale testing before finalizing the yarn structure. In the RPC, the company’s engineers are able to provide fiber-to-fabric solutions to customers in less than 3 weeks.