Some Zigflex products are classified as Medical Devices. The products need to comply with particular strict safety and efficiency regulations, as envisaged by annex I of Directive 93/42/EEC and subsequent addenda, assimilated in Italy with Leg. Decree 46/97. The CE marking of medical devices is compulsory throughout the European Union and accredited throughout the rest of the world.
Certified products need to be registered in the database of the Health Ministry, who approves their conformity and marketing and allows the traceability and guarantee of safety of the product itself and of consumers. Medical devices are deductible at 19% as health expenses when those entitled compile their tax return.
For the production of its mattresses Zigflex only uses products that are certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® Class I.
The bonding of the layers making up the internal support of the mattress is water-based and therefore does not contain solvents and does not emit toxic substances for human health or the environment.
Certificates and tests:
Greenguard Gold Certified
Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex®
Product class I
Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® is an independent and uniform international control and certification system for raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products in the textile industry at every level of processing, as well as for ancillary materials used. Items for newborns, babies and children up to 3 years of age.
Laboratory tests and product classes
Oeko-Tex® controls of toxic substances are mainly designed in consideration of the intended use of the fabrics and materials. The more intense the contact between the product and the skin and the more sensitive the latter is, the stricter the human-ecological requisites to meet will be.
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The foams used are certified Certipur, to safeguard the environmental sustainability, safety and healthiness of the polyurethane foam. It guarantees maximum transparency because it is based on clear criteria that require companies to respect very restrictive parameters.
Wooden bed bases with slats
The paints used on the wooden bed bases are water-based. Using this type of paint reduces by 95% the emission into the atmosphere of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), which are responsible for skin rashes and allergic reactions, and does not contain chemical solvents or heavy metals.
Metal bed bases
The paint used is powder coating made with epoxy resins. This type of paint is environmentally-friendly and does not contain harmful metals and requires no solvents, it is also antibacterial.
These are made of evaporated beech plywood. The adhesive bonding of the various layers is made with water-based glues, conforming to class E1, on the basis of European Standard EN 13689, in terms of formaldehyde emissions. The timber used is obtained from the eco-sustainable woods and forests subjected to stringent eco-sustainability standards according to international standard PEFC ST 2002:2013 Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products – Requirements and PFC.
The FSC and PEFC marks certify that the wood is obtained from woods and forests with the best management practices and for forest conservation and the protection of workers’ social and economic welfare.
These are made of ECO SEBS rubber; the nature of this rubber makes it particularly strong and flexible. It is 100% recyclable and reusable indefinitely, certified Cradle to Cradle, and completely non-toxic. ECO SEBS rubber is also used in the food industry (stoppers for bottles of wine, food containers) as well as for the cosmetic industry (handles for toothbrushes and personal care products, covers for perfumery bottles) and for diving (masks, snorkels).
Cradle to Cradle® analyses in detail every individual product evaluating the healthiness of the materials, their re-usability after use, the use of renewable energy, the management of CO2 and water quality during the production phase, and the social equity of the product.