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SGS’s laboratory in Manesar, North India, has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) to provide furniture testing and certification.

All NABL certified laboratories follow ISO/IEC 17025 guidelines for the maintenance of quality management systems relating to testing and calibration.

NABL’s recognition of the Manesar site’s competence in delivering accurate and efficient furniture testing and certification services, is just the latest achievement for this facility, which opened in December 2016. The facility, in Gurgaon District, is already working with several furniture exporting manufacturers and international buyers and is offering tests against a wide variety of US and EU standards:

  • Mechanical and physical requirements:
    • ANSI BIFMA X5.1, X5.4, X5.5, X5.9, ASTM F2057, etc for the US market
    • EN 12520, EN 581, EN 14749, etc for the EU market
  • Flammability (upholstery furniture and textile parts):
    • CTB 117:2013 for the US market
    • EN 1021, ISO 8191, BS 5852 for the EU market
  • Chemicals:
    • Formaldehyde (wood), PCP, cadmium (plastics), azo dyes (textile) for the EU market

India is an important supplier of furniture to international markets, with 47% of furniture exports currently destined for UK or US markets. Understanding and complying with the correct standards is therefore an important factor for Indian manufacturers looking to exploit this developing opportunity.

The laboratory site in Manesar is easily accessed by manufacturers in Jodhpur, Moradabad and Delhi/NCR. In addition, businesses in Jodhpur and Jaipur can also benefit from the facility’s convenient hassle-free sample delivery service. SGS offers the full range of business testing solutions and is the ideal, convenient, partner for companies looking to access global markets.

For more information, please contact:

Chandresh Ahirwar
Assistant Manager-Business Development, Hardlines
SGS India Pvt. Ltd.
t: 0124 67 87 662
www.sgs.com/hardlines

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