Where Can I Order an Eco Friendly Sofa or Couch Without Harmful Chemicals Like DMF?

by | Nov 5, 2021 | Ask the Expert | 0 comments

Question:

Where can I find an Eco friendly sofa? I am highly sensitive to DMF. How do I confirm DMF was not used in the sofa I wish to order?  

April 12, 2021

Answer:

It is becoming easier to find an eco friendly sofa or couch. DMF (Dimethylformamide.) is not commonly found in furniture. It is used in some fabrics, especially Acrylics and synthetic faux leathers.

The best known line of fabrics with 100% Acrylic fibers is Sunbrella. Other fabrics may blend small quantities of Acrylics with other fibers.

DMF is sometimes found  in glues. There are many different types of glues that can be used in an eco friendly sofa or couch. The type depends on whether you are bonding wood, fiber or foam.

Manufacturers are frequently changing glue types and fabrics. Nobody is watching for the presence of DMF.

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Jeff Frank

Jeff Frank

Furniture Consultant

Jeff Frank is a 45 year  furniture industry veteran. He created this blog to provide detailed facts, inside information & advice for furniture shoppers. 

 

 

 

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