Facts on Flammability

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With FF 4-72, two factors were recognized immediately. One was that performance of a fabric/filling composite depends largely on the fabric. And the other was that FPF alone is generally resistant to cigarette ignition.

Unmodified foam, meaning FPF without combustion modifying additives, is used in most mattress constructions to achieve smoldering protection as mandated in FF 4-72.

This performance attribute led to rapid early growth of FPF in mattress construction largely replacing other padding in the mattress buildup.