Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Firegard®?
A. Firegard® is a line of open-flame barrier fabrics intended for use in the construction of mattresses and upholstered furniture. Firegard® flame barriers are made using previously patented core spun yarn technology. Firegard® is also a registered trademark of Springs Creative Products Group.
Q. Is Firegard® a topical treatment? Can I make any fabric a Firegard® flame barrier?
Q. How does Firegard® work?
Q. Does Firegard® make use of topically-applied fire retardant chemicals?
Q. How is Firegard® different from other fire retardant products?
Q. How do I use Firegard® flame barriers to comply with 16 CFR 1633?
Q. Which Firegard® brand barrier is right for my application?
A. This will depend on many factors. The principal concern is does the construction have enough of a barrier to adequately contain the fuel potential contained in the mattress? The next concern is to ensure that the respective sizes of the mattress and foundation lend themselves to the form and size of the barrier. For example, we offer three sizes of tubular knit interliner in each of five weights. This is to provide the same level of barrier performance for all mattress sizes. Most of our customers use the narrower tube for twins; the medium width for full and queens; and the wider width for kings. They don’t mix weights, they just buy two widths.
Q. Can I label my product a Firegard® Mattress?
Q. Who sells Firegard®? Where can I get it?
Q. What about prototyping?
Q. Can I get a sample?
A. Hand samples are available on request. Please see the Contact Us page and provide your contact information with your request. Also, qualified manufacturers can get sample yardage for the construction of confirmed prototypes.
Q. Where is Firegard® produced?
Q. What does UL GREENGUARD and UL GREENGUARD GOLD certification mean?
A. Being UL GREENGUARD and UL GREENGUARD Gold Certified, means Firegard® products have been tested for thousands of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and found not to contribute to poor indoor air quality.
Q. Are all Firegard® brand products UL GREENGUARD and UL GREENGUARD certified?
Links to other sites
Springs Creative www.springscreative.com
International Sleep Products Association www.sleepproducts.org
Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets 16 CFR PART 1633 – QUESTIONS & ANSWERS www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/111409/mattqa.pdf
Sleep Products Safety Council www.safesleep.org
MatressRegulation.org UL GREENGUARD www.greenguard.org/en/index.aspx