For a layperson, it is impossible to differentiate between natural latex and synthetic latex, which is a petroleum based product. Mattresses are frequently sold as natural latex mattresses, although there is only 2 % of natural latex in them. Moreover, high-quality latex is often mixed with chalk or limestone. However, there are indeed mattresses available which are made of nearly 100% natural latex.
In order to protect the term „natural latex", QUL (quality association for environmentally-agreeable latex mattresses e.V.) was founded in 1994, which developed the QUL quality seal.
Since 1997, the QUL awards the quality seal or the certificate to natural latex products after careful and extensive laboratory analyses.
Thanks to this certification, it can be ensured that natural latex products are free from volatile organic compounds, health-damaging heavy metals, pesticides, pentachlorophenol and nitrosamines.
For more information about QUL see www.qul-ev.de
Latex - a gift of nature
Natural latex is a sticky and milky liquid, which comes from tropical rubber trees (Hevea Brasiliensis) and consists mainly of rubber particles and water. We only use natural latex from controlled plantations, according to stringent quality standards.