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Knaub Joins AFPF Board

FXI’s Philippe Knaub Joins CertiPUR-US Board of Directors

(Rochester Hills, Mich. – July 2019) — Philippe Knaub, senior vice president and chief technology officer of the Media, Pennsylvania-based foam supplier FXI, has joined the board of directors of the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam (AFPF), the not-for-profit group that administers the
CertiPUR-US® foam certification program.
Knaub was previously the global head of research and development for emulsion polymers for Horgen, Switzerland-based Trinseo, a spin-off of the Dow Chemical Company, where he had worked for more than 20 years. His Dow positions included global research and development director, project manager, and global marketing manager.
With an established international reputation in polyurethanes and plastics, Knaub is named on several patents and has been published in numerous professional publications and textbooks.
Knaub joins the Board as the CertiPUR-US® program begins its 11th year. The program certifies flexible polyurethane foams that have been analyzed by independent, accredited testing laboratories, for compliance with emissions, durability and content requirements based on program standards.
Nearly 60 slabstock and molded foam producers are currently certifying flexible polyurethane foams and more than 1,000 of their bedding and upholstered furniture manufacturers and retailers are participating in the program.