SOURCE: Megola Inc.

September 11, 2007 09:30 ET

Megola Announces Mattress Burn Test Results

Hartindo AF21-Treated Mattress Passes the New 16 CFR 1633 Standard

CORUNNA, ON--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Megola Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MGOA) is pleased to announce the results of a recent test conducted in accordance with 16 CFR 1633, Test Procedure for Resistance of a Mattress to a Large Open Flame, at SGS U.S. Testing Company's Consumer Services Division in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The AF21-treated mattress passed the requirements of the new U.S. national flammability standard for mattresses, which took effect on July 1, 2007. All mattresses and mattress sets manufactured, imported or renovated on or after this date must comply with this standard.

The AF21-treated mattress had a peak heat release rate of 32 kW, well below the allowable rate of 200 kW. The total heat released during the first 10 minutes of the test was also below the allowable limit of 15 MJ. The maximum ceiling temperature measurement taken during the 30 minute test was a mere 174°F.

"We are very pleased with the performance of AF21 under these very stringent test procedures. The impressively low peak heat release rate is indicative of the effectiveness of AF21 in preventing a full scale fire from developing, even when it involves the highly flammable materials found in most mattresses. Furthermore, considering that mattresses are often reported as being major contributors to deadly flashover conditions, which are commonly cited as occurring around or above 900°F, the low ceiling temperature measured during this test is very relevant as it shows that a mattress treated with AF21 will not become a substantial contributor to flashover in a fire situation. And in addition to its obvious fire inhibiting abilities, perhaps the most important fact is that AF21 is non-toxic, which is in stark contrast to some of the potentially toxic fire retardants currently being used to meet this new standard," states Michael Gardner, Environmental Scientist at Megola Inc.

"Passing the new flammability standard for mattresses with such convincing results shows the vast potential of AF21 in the North American fire prevention market. As these test results were achieved on a generic mattress incorporating lower-end materials and fillings, we are very excited at the prospects of testing AF21 with the large name brand manufacturers," states Joel Gardner, CEO of Megola. Gardner continues, "The fact that this same AF21 product used on mattresses can treat the entire bedroom, from furniture to window coverings should really set us apart from our competitors as we move forward with our testing and marketing strategies."

About the 16 CFR 1633 Standard

The new 16 CFR 1633 standard was issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) under the authority of the Flammable Fabrics Act. The CPSC has stated that mattresses and mattress sets that comply with the standard will generate a smaller sized fire with a slower growth rate, thereby decreasing the potential for flashover to occur. Significant reductions in death, injuries and property loss can also be expected. The CPSC estimates that as many as 270 deaths and 1330 injuries will be prevented annually, solely by limiting the size and extent of mattress fires.

The test itself involves exposing a mattress to a dual burner system delivering propane at a prescribed rate. A burner is directed to the top of the mattress for 70 seconds, while a separate burner is simultaneously directed to the side of the mattress for 50 seconds. After ignition, certain properties are monitored and recorded for the duration of the 30 minute test.

Mattress Treatment with Hartindo AF21

A twin size, coil mattress, complete with insulation and foam padding, was treated on its external surface with AF21 using a spray method of application and delivered to the test facility. The rate at which AF21 was applied was within the range recommended by the manufacturers.

About Hartindo AF21

Hartindo AF21 is water-based, environmentally friendly, multi-purpose, non-toxic and non-corrosive fire inhibitor. As opposed to the numerous, and oftentimes toxic fire retardants on the market that simply delay the spread of fire, AF21 renders materials non-flammable, thereby preventing the spread of fire. It can be applied to all natural fibers and many synthetic materials. A few of the many applications include the treatment of furniture, carpet, clothing, mattresses and building materials, onsite or during the manufacturing process, to completely eliminate the possibility of these materials catching fire.

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