NCBI manufacturer members
ensure the fire safety of their product by making participation in an
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)-developed third-party certification
program a mandatory requirement for NCBI membership.
UL is the largest safety
testing and conformity assessment organization in North America, with with
more than 100
years of fire safety experience and some of the most comprehensive fire
protection testing capabilities in North America.
The certification program
requires NCBI members to submit to quarterly, unannounced UL inspections as
well as cigarette ignition resistance, smolder resistance, open flame, and
NCBI members have long participated in a voluntary quality assurance program that
promotes proper methods of applying boric acid to impart smolder-resistant
and flame-resistant properties to cotton batting in the manufacturing
The UL program allows the
customer and the marketplace to clearly differentiate between certified
flame retardant cotton batting and untreated materials. With the
third-party certification program, mattress, futon, and furniture
manufacturers now can choose cotton batting that is certified
flame-resistant and smolder-resistant.
More than likely, the
product will carry some combination of the UL logo or the “Certified for
Safety" designation incorporating the NCBI logo.
'Certified for Safety' Cotton Batting
Airtex Industries, Inc., Cokato, MN
Jones Fiber Products, Inc., Memphis, TN
Jones Fiber Products, Inc. Morristown, TN
Trace Industries, Houston, MS
Vincent Manufacturing Co., Inc., Little Falls, NY
Contact Information for these companies is available
in our Membership Directory