Polyurethane Foam Analysis – CertiPUR/EuroPUR

CertiPUR and EuroPUR testing

Hall Analytical is a world leader in the investigation of various polyurethane foam (PU foam) matrices for extractable organic components, e.g. prohibited additives and residual compounds such as reaction initiators.

In conjunction with Europur we have undertaken numerous development projects assessing and optimising extraction techniques for the investigation of polyurethane foams.

We are approved to undertake analyses on polyurethane foam samples under the CertiPUR™® (EuroPUR) and CertiPUR-US ® product standard scheme for the assessment of analytes;

  • 2,4 Toluenediamine (TDA)
  • 4,4′ Diaminodiphenylmethane (4,4′ MDA)
  • Tributyltin
  • Phthalates
  • Poly brominated flame retardants

We perform testing on the following product types;

  • Conventional polyether foam
  • Conventional FR polyether foam
  • Super-soft foam
  • High Resilience foam
  • Viscoelastic (memory) foam

The Technical Guidelines below contain the criteria and requirements for certification of flexible polyurethane foams through the CertiPUR-US®and CertiPUR – Europe program. The Technical Guidelines were established with guidance from the global foam industry and in conjunction with the leadership of the mattress and upholstered furniture industries. In addition, an advisory panel of scientists, academics, environmentalists and representatives of consumer groups provided invaluable input in the development process.

We have all of the requisite sampling and analytical equipment for flexible PU foam (FPF) analysis and characterisation for a variety of industries including the producers of foam stock, re-formed and molded foam and end user clients who use the foams in furniture, bedding and clothing products.