Element Materials Technology operates the largest, most complete independent bedding and mattress testing laboratory in the United States. Our clients supply medical, institutional and consumer markets with some of the most advanced sleep systems available.

Regulations in the sleep industry are constantly changing. The challenge to Element’s Engaged Experts is to simulate the conditions your product will face, and enable you to meet the standards demanded by the industry and market. We specialize in anticipating and accommodating new tests as they develop.

Our current full-scale mattress durability and performance testing capabilities include: Thermal Performance, ASTM Hexagonal Roller, Cornell and Foundation Impact Testing; Specification Compliance; and Failure Analysis, as well as Open Flame Compliance mattress tests as approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC.

Element is with you every step of the way, increasing our capacity and expertise to help you meet your business goals.

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Bedding & Mattress Testing Standards

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  • BFD IX-11 Open-flame mattress
  • Thermal Performance
  • Immersion
  • ASTM Hexagonal Roller
  • ASTM Cornell Evaluation
  • ASTM Foundation Impact
  • Interface Pressure Mapping
  • Computerized Firmness/ILD
  • Buyer Specification
  • Failure Analysis
  • ASTM D3574 Foam Testing
  • 16 CFR Part 1633 open flame
  • 16 CFR 1632 cigarette
  • California TB 117, 117-2013
  • California TB 121, 129, 133
  • Boston IX-10 & IX-11
  • Michigan Roll
  • Navy Mattress Fire Test

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Our deliverable is certainty - high quality data, test reports and certificates that you can absolutely rely on when making decisions about your materials and compliance. Engage with an expert today.


Our team of nearly 2,000 Engaged Experts working across the USA, Europe and Asia are ready to support you. How could we help you today?

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