What is Organic Latex Mattress
Every step from where the tree is planted, to collecting the milk, to processing, cutting and processing of the Dunlop latex must be certified and documented from start to finish. Each certified latex bun is labeled and can be traced from plantation, to processing, to packaging to the manufacture of the mattress oar product. Control Union Certification has a global standard for latex called GOLS.
GOLS standard “Global Organic Latex Standard”, has to be processed and manufactured and certified by GOLS according to sustainable processing methods, from Organic raw material to packaging. The GOLS standard includes processing, manufacturing, packing, labeling, trading and distribution of Latex products. The GOLS standard also addresses human health, safety and welfare, environmental concerns of processing Latex Products GOLS organic latex must contain a minimum 95% or more
of certified Organic latex and other certified Organic raw material in the final product, from its total weight. Balance 5% may contain non-organic products other than Natural or Synthetic latex and should be certified “Organic” as per GOTS standards or certified as per OE 100. Natural Latex for Organic production must be of Organic origin certified by an accredited certification body ISO 65, IFOAM, NOP in US.
Dunlop and Talalay is a latex processing technique . Almost all Dunlop manufacturing is actually on or near the rubber plantation. Talalay is manufactured far away from the rubber plantation, and the milk can thicken due to freight time and temperature. Therefore ammonia is added to the milk to keep it from hardening. Ammonia is a toxic chemical and cannot be considered organic, even though it is made from the milk from the rubber tree. Only Dunlop processing can be certified organic. But there is more to the organic process than simply the milk.
The GOLS seal on an ingredient, followed with the paperwork to follow each piece of latex from the plantation, through manufacturing to the finished product gives us a comfort level of trust and confidence that we are truly receiving a certified ingredient within the products that we purchase. IF you bought a can of soup made with organic ingredients you are not going to contact the soup company and request certificates for every ingredient in the soup. Fortunately with mattresses there are only a few ingredients that can be called organic, therefore it is much easier to expected for consumers to request certifications for the organic ingredients in their mattresses.
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