SGS is pleased to announce an expansion of its mattress testing services at its testing facility in Farmingdale, New York.

With new mechanical testing equipment, the 17,000 square foot testing laboratory provides a one stop shop for manufacturers and retailers seeking a complete mattress testing service.

SGS’s specialist team can now undertake new performance tests: durability, impact and Cornell (firmness retention and surface deformation), along with a number of flammability tests covering the following standards for the US and the EU:

  • Mechanical: ASTM F 1566-14 (2021)
  • Mechanical: BS EN 1957-2012
  • Flammability: ASTM F1550-16
  • Flammability: BFD IX-11
  • Flammability: 16 CFR Part 1632 and Part 1633
  • Flammability: BS 6807:2006
  • Flammability: BS EN 597-1,2 2015
  • ASTM F2933-21a

The addition of mechanical testing complements SGS’s New York testing lab’s flammability testing capability.

Bobby Brown, Director of Operations, SGS said, “We’re proud of the excellent reputation we have established within fire and flammability testing for a host of industries, from apparel, furniture and mattresses, furnishings and transport – rail car, aerospace and marine sectors.

“Sleep products have always been a core aspect of our service and we are delighted to expand our testing capability to provide a total solution for the sleep products industry that affects all of our lives. To consumers around the world: we believe it’s only trusted because it’s tested.”

SGS Furniture and Mattress Testing Services

SGS offers comprehensive furniture and mattress testing services to help the industry assess the safety and the durability of a wide range of indoor and outdoor furniture products for adults and children, including:

  • Mechanical testing
  • Chemical testing
  • Finish testing
  • Textiles and foam components testing
  • Flammability testing
  • Electrical safety and performance testing
  • Comparison testing/fit for use (FFU) test/performance test

Learn more about our furniture testing services


For further information, please contact the local office:

SGS Connectivity & Products
96 Allen Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735-5626
United States
t: +1 (631) 293-8944

About SGS

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