The dangers of faulty FR fabrics. Today's mattresses are often simple constructions. This is not to say that they are inexpensive or even less effective than spring mattresses for instance, which involve a metal frame structure, coils, batting, filling, foam, quilting and finishing. The science of sleep has advanced since the advent of box spring mattresses and today's mattress design, speaks to that advancement. Made of single, pure adaptive materials, modern mattress manufacturers seek only the best materials for their mattresses (like memory foam) and then require the least amount of separation between the sleeper and the mattress substrate. This means mattresses are made primarily of latex and memory foams, and sometimes ONLY of latex and memory foams, covered only by a prefabricated zippered cover, so that the customer gets the best sleeping experience. Now whereas the batting, and quilting added to the FR properties of the mattress, the new mattress construction no longer possesses these elements. To make matters worse, these new 'intelligent' foams, like latex and memory foam, are much denser than regular polyurethane foam, which makes their fuel load all the much higher. In such cases, a proper fire barrier product is essential to guarantee CFR 1633 certifications.

Watch a video of a fire barrier known to pass CFR1633 testing on a regularly formulated mattress; and watch it fail when it is tested with a simple mattress construction: foam and non-FR plastic vinyl cover that melts and drips. 


Food Processors and Meat Packers make up a significant portion of our business and our strategic product development. That's why we are dedicated to working with industry partners in discovering and developing new solutions to meet their business needs. All our products are FDA and CFIA approved.

(See our Online Product Catalog for our Meat Industry Partners)

We supply mattress and furniture manufacturers with their production and packaging needs. Our knitting machines produce mattress, pillow and cushion foam covers on a roll (or cut to your specification) in single-jersey, double-knit and varied other stitches in various diameters.

Watch the video here: Foam Cover Video. Download the brochures: Mattress Scrims, Cushion Covers, FR Barrier Fabric.

Watch a sample CFR1633 certification test here.


Cottonia’s FR LIFESAVER barrier fabric is a double-knit fire-retardant interliner fabric for use in the mattress industry. Foam mattresses covered with our Fire Barrier sock fabric meet full-scale fire-retardant standards such as the CAL TB 129 and CFR 1633.

Watch a sample CFR1633 certification test here.


Whether you're looking for single-jersey knit scrims for your mattress or pillows; or for a double-knit fire barrier, we are sure to have what you need. Let us know!

Made from polyester-wrapped rubber nylon cores. These elastic nets are perfect for preparing sausages and deli-meats. CFIA and FDA approved, they come in a variety of sizes from 14 inch to 24 inch diameters.

For Hams, Beef, Poultry, Game (Moose, Deer, etc) Horses, etc.

Made from non-woven materials, our FDA and CFIA approved Carcass Bags are ideal for protecting meats during transport. Our patented design with a laminate backing ensures the breathability of your meats while protecting it from the environment and protecting your production and transport environments from blood and fat and other spill and run-offs.

All our carcass bags are water-proofed (blood and fat runoff will be contained in the bag during transport and prevent any spillage or dirtying of the vehicle). These carcass bags protect your meat from dust and dirt, and your trucks and facilities from blood.
Available in (inches) :
30 x 40
40 x 30
40 x 40
60 x 30
60 x 40
30 x 70
60 x 70

Made from polyester-wrapped rubber nylon cores. These elastic nets are perfect for preparing sausages and deli-meats. CFIA and FDA approved, they come in a variety of sizes from 14 inch to 24 inch diameters.

Our stockinettes are all CFIA and FDA approved. We manufacture them in a variety of materials and widths and sell them in rolls or cut to measure and clipped. Whether you're covering chicken, ham, beef or even buffalo or horse, we are sure to have the stockinettes you need. From 3.5 inch diameters to 30 inch diameters, with a stretch to 150 inches, made of polyester, polycotton or any material you request.

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