Clinchplain, a family-run business of 27 years which specialises in converting polyether foam and fibre, has received the FIRA Gold Product Certification for its new sprung seat, Logicoil.

Tracey Bentley, director at Clinchplain, says: “We are extremely honoured and very proud that we have received FIRA Gold Product Certification for our innovative new product, Logicoil. We have researched and developed our Logicoil range for over two years and we believe that we have created the ultimate spring seat. FIRA Gold is an excellent way of providing reassurance to our customers that they are receiving the highest quality product.

"The new Logicoil sprung seat is sustainable, durable and has an extremely comfortable sprung seat interior. Incorporating the latest unique pocket coil technology, the durability of the sprung core is supported by high resilient foam with fibre layering to provide instant comfort, manufactured by highly trained operatives at our factory in Nelson, Lancashire.”

With the support of one of its customers, Clinchplain has been trialling its Logicoil seats in the marketplace for the past year and has received extremely positive feedback. The company will continue to develop its seating products with the aim of offering an additional high performance seating range over and above the standard foam and fibre options which have dominated the market for many years.

FIRA Gold Product Certification is a quality mark awarded by FIRA International and backed by the Furniture Industry Research Association, experts in the furniture industry for 65 years.

Phil Reynolds, COO for FIRA International, says: “Logicoil is the first seat cushion with a sprung interior to receive FIRA Gold Product Certification. To attain FIRA Gold, a product must have passed all relevant tests and standards which replicate real-life use and show how a product will perform in the home. This includes carrying out compression, pounding and flammability testing for safety and durability.”

FIRA Gold Certification is awarded following stringent assessment of the products to ensure they fulfil all relevant industry standards. The accreditation means that the production processes used by Clinchplain have passed a rigorous series of tests to ensure that the Logicoil cushions are made to high standards every time.

FIRA Gold is the only certification scheme recognised by the furniture industry and audited by an independent third party.

Clinchplain is also a member of the Furniture Industry Research Association.