American Nonwovens Develops FR Mattress Fabrics

American Nonwovens Corp., Columbus,
Miss., has developed a series of lightweight, inner-lining materials for mattress ticking and
sidepanels that, when effectively incorporated into a bed’s design, ensure compliance with TB603
and 16 CFR 1633 flame-retardant (FR) standards.

“For the past three to four years, we have been working to solve the challenge created by
the new federal standard 16 CFR 1633 (which comes into effect in July 2007) and believe that we
have a solution for the bedding industry that will mean the least interruption or change to the way
they currently produce mattresses,” the company stated in its announcement of the new materials.

November 7, 2006