TOTOWA, N.J. – Precision Textiles, a leading supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, and home furnishings industries, has expanded its portfolio of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bio-Preferred certified products after receiving certifications on its Fire- Flex® needle punch fiber materials and their CELLULOFT® FR quilt fiber.
The USDA’s BioPreferred program certifies a verified minimum amount of renewable, sustainable biological ingredients are present in the product’s material makeup. Precision manufactures FR solutions for home furnishings, automotive, and healthcare industries with a
continued effort toward safe, sustainable, chemical-free solutions for its respective industries.
“Both new product families join its IQFit Glass Free, IQFit Contour, PurLoft and Endure IFR product offerings giving the company and our customers the most comprehensive assortment of sustainable FR solutions in the mattress industry,” said Scott Tesser, CEO
of Precision Textiles. “The addition of these new Bio-Preferred certified products will allow our customers to expand FR sustainable compliance solutions to their product lines giving greater flexibility with future product development needs.”
Both Fire-Flex® and CELLULOFT® products possess more than 50% sustainable ingredients with a chemical-free FR solution application that also meets the latest state guidelines governing flame retardant chemicals in home furnishing products.
The USDA’s BioPreferred program is an initiative that was created by the 2002 Farm Bill and recently reauthorized and expanded as part of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The goal of the program is to increase the development, purchase, and use of biobased products, displacing the need for non-renewable, petroleum-based chemicals.
“With an increasing number of states implementing stricter regulations on the use of Flame Retardant materials and with popular market trends towards the use of more naturally sustainable products, Precision Textiles R&D Team has ramped up its effort toward delivering products to our customers that are worry-free and aligned with market trends,” Tesser said.