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Environmental Policy

Strategy for Safety and Sustainability

All of the foams produced at Bergad Specialty Foams are RoHS compliant, which means that they contain no detectable levels of cadmium, lead, bromine, mercury, or chromium. None of our foams contain any of these materials whatsoever.

Environmentally Conscious Products and Production

From raw materials to recycling, Bergad’s environmental strategy offers advantages to our workers, customers, consumers, and the environment in general.

  • It provides workers with environmentally-appropriate working conditions, which, among other benefits, minimizes and eliminates the handling of hazardous materials. For our customers and end-users of products made with Bergad foam, it allows for no harmful or harsh-smelling outgassing.
  • Bergad is always striving to use new methods and technology in order to reduce waste and cost while improving efficiency.
  • Instead of filling up space in a landfill, our excess foam from production and fabrication is recycled into new materials like carpet cushioning, pet bedding, and even new raw materials.

No Use of Toluene Diisocyanate

None of the foams produced at Bergad are manufactured with the use of TDI (toluene diisocyanate), eliminating the chance for carcinogenic TDA formation.

95% of our foams are manufactured using reactive amine catalysts, which reduces the chemical smell of the foam as well as the impact on the environment.

In many of our foams, we use non-fugitive (non-VOC) or extremely low-VOC silicone surfactants and tin catalysts, and we are committed to developing foams with increasing amounts of sustainably-sourced polyols.

The Greenest Foams on the Market

At Bergad, our commitment to green production goes beyond the limited efforts of other producers who change 1% of their formulation to polyols sourced from corn and soy.  While sourcing some polyols from organics does reduce the use of petroleum, we go much further.

95% of the viscoelastic foam that we produce release no detectable amount of any substance into the atmosphere or surrounding bodies, as per evolved gas analysis according to ASTM E 2105.

Our Substances of Very High Concern report certifies the non-usage of specific dangerous chemicals in any of our foams. While not specifically listed, none of our foams contain formaldehyde or other preservatives of any kind.

By developing foams with high amounts of sustainably-sourced polyols, using fully reactive, non-fugitive, and/or low-VOC chemicals, and monitoring thermodynamic analyses of all other additives, we believe Bergad produces some of the most environmentally friendly, safest, and “greenest” foams for use in any market.

Fire Resistant Foams

Another major advantage of using Bergad foams is that our products pass the strict fire standards set forth in California Technical Bulletin 117, 14 CFR (FAR) 25.853(a) (1) i & ii when tested per Appendix F Part 1(b), UL94 HF2, and FMVSS 302 without the use of any potentially hazardous materials such as melamine, or bromine-, chlorine-, other halogen-, or antimony-containing chemicals.

Want to learn more? Contact us today, or call 724-763-2883 to speak with a memory foam specialist.  You may also request your foam sample kit with individual product flammability ratings.

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