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2012-13 Officers and Board


Specialty Sleep Association Launches Environmental Program


NCBI Teams with Specialty Sleep Association

Jones Fiber's Oliver Elected to SSA Green Initiative Board

Leigh Fibers, Inc. Introduces a New Fire-Retardant  Shoddy for Automotive Suppliers.

Cotton Batting's Test Results Reinforce Market Position

Tests Show Exposure to Boric Acid as Fire Retardant Well Below EPA Threshold Level


When it comes to comfort, durability, economy and environmental sustainability, cotton batting is the natural choice for manufacturers of today’s high-tech mattresses.

Unlike man-made materials, cotton is both renewable and biodegradable. That means that cotton batting is safe for people and the environment over time, criteria necessary for sustainable development.

Fire retardant cotton batting treated with boric acid has been used successfully as an interior component in mattresses for more than 35 years and has proven to be a safe process.

Read more about Cotton Batting . . . Naturally Green.

Cotton Batting: The Natural
Safe, natural, renewable, environmentally friendly.

What to Know about Cotton Batting
Have a question about cotton batting? Frequently asked questions are answered here.

What Is Boric Acid?

Boric acid, also known as boracic acid or orthoboric acid, is a naturally occurring compound containing the elements boron, oxygen, and hydrogen (H3BO3). In nature,

the element boron does not exist by itself. Boron is combined with other common elements, such as sodium to make salts like borax and with oxygen to make boric acid.


About the National Cotton Batting Institute
A membership committed to quality, performance and safety.


National Cotton Batting Institute

4322 Bloombury St.

Southaven, MS 38672

(901) 218-2393