Protect-A-Bed’s encasement line achieves AAFA certification

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Protect-A-Bed’s Allerzip smooth line of mattress and pillow encasements have been certified by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) following testing at airmid healthgroup.

Protect-A-Bed® is a worldwide leader in mattress protection innovation. The company supplies mattress and pillow protectors to 7 of the 11 top bedding specialists in the United States, several of the top 100 U.S. furniture chains and all of the major distributors in the pest control and hospitality industry. Protect-A-Bed® products are carried by national retailers like J.C. Penney, Macy’s and Sears in addition to representation by distributors in 35 countries across the world including a joint venture in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and more recently, opening a distribution in India, Russia and Singapore.

The testing conducted at airmid proved that the products were an effective barrier to allergens and also resistant to water penetration under defined laboratory conditions. Through a long term study in airmid healthgroup‘s passive allergen chamber, the rate of house dust mite allergen accumulation on the outer surface of the encasement was determined, and it was shown that the allergen could be removed by washing in a domestic washing machine. From a quality perspective, the encasement was shown to be able to withstand washing at the frequency indicated on the care instructions. Furthermore, the product was tested to ensure that it did not contain any chemicals at levels above which they are known to cause allergic or irritant responses.

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