Thermoplastics resins producer Braskem of Philadelphia recently announced that the company had partnered with Sealed Air Corporation and certified organic mattress manufacturer Naturepedic, to form a partnership to launch a “new-to-world” formula for renewable polyethylene foam.
In discussing their joint partnership with Naturepedic, Braskem announced that the first application of the renewable polyethylene foam will be Naturepedic’s crib mattresses. While searching for an alternative to petroleum-based polyethylene for its crib mattresses, Naturepedic introduced Sealed Air to Braskem.
Barry A. Cik, an environmental engineer and founder and technical director of Naturepedic explained the significant impact this renewable, bio-based polyethylene foam technology could have on the crib mattress industry and Naturepedic. He pointed out that baby mattresses need moisture-or water-barriers. “The use of renewable, non-petroleum sugarcane polyethylene is one more step in Naturepedic’s super safe, healthy and environmentally-focused design for our baby mattresses,” said Cik. “I firmly believe that making choices with the future in mind is the right, responsible behavior we all should strive for. Using renewable materials decouples us from fossil-based plastics, and this is a key tenant of our company’s purpose for being.”
Cik further points out that Naturepedic does not use polyurethane foam, flame retardant chemicals, chemical flame barriers, vinyl, phthalates, perflourinated compounds polyurethane, antimony, pesticides formaldehyde, glues or adhesives or GMO’s in building their “certified organic” mattresses for babies, kids and adults.
To learn more about Naturepedic, please visit naturepedic.com.
About Naturepedic: Naturepedic, based in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, was founded by environmental engineer Barry A. Cik. Naturepedic specializes in the design and manufacturing of certified organic mattresses for adults and children that promote natural and organic materials, fire-safety, and overall health and safety.