TOTOWA, N.J. – Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, health care and home furnishings industries, has expanded its IQ Fit product family with the addition of its first all-natural, cotton FR mattress sock.
The IQ Fit Natural is a glass-free natural alternative to FR sock solutions made with fiberglass. It is made with sustainable, renewable cotton that delivers breathability and moisture wicking, the company says.
The cotton is a natural, hypoallergenic, durable, long-lasting fiber that stays strong after years of use and biodegrades when composted. The new glass-free sock also eliminates the breakdown of fiberglass and provides bedding manufacturers with a safer FR solution, officials said.
Each component within the sock was chosen for the safety of consumers and for the safety of the environment. The new sock is also free of para-aramid and antimony, both of which offer fire resistance but can cause respiratory and skin irritation.
“The addition of the IQ Fit Natural to our product lineup allows us to offer mattress manufacturers an all-natural cotton FR mattress sock that is free of skin irritants and harmful chemicals,” said Keith Martin, vice president of Precision Textiles. “As consumers become more health conscious about the products they’re bringing into their homes, this breathable cotton option allows bedding producers to address the consumer demand for more sustainable and natural raw materials in their mattresses.”
IQ Fit Natural is available in three sizes: twin/twin XL, full/queen and king/California king.