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Discover the range of services we offer to assure the quality, safety and usability of home furnishings and houseware products, from cleaning materials and fluids, to furniture and soft funishings.

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We test many products, here are just a few to discover. >

Candle

Candles

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Chair

Chairs

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Cleaning product

Cleaning Products

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Dishwashing Liquid

Dishwashing Detergents

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Stationary Bike

Exercise Bikes

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Hammer

Hammers

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Mattress

Mattresses

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Paint

Paints

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Pet Carrier

Pet Carriers

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Candles

Makes no difference if it smells of patchouli or sandalwood, if you’re celebrating your first birthday or your hundredth, you’re having a romantic night in or a nation-wide power cut, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Product safety and performance testing, including:
    • Chemical analysis
    • Fire safety:
      • Annealing test
      • Burning test
      • Flame height
      • Stability test
      • Container integrity
      • Aftersmoke time
      • Self-extinguishing
    • Soot index test
    • Validation of specific markings
    • Support, Creation and reading of CLP and MSDS documents
  • Technical assistance – expert assistance, every step of the way
    • Preparation of labels & warnings
    • Failure analysis
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control
  • Sustainability services

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Chairs

Makes no difference if it's for kids or adults, if it's for playing the piano or tying your shoelace, if it's in your kitchen or in your office, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Product safety & performance testing according to product use including:
    • Safety, strength and durability test
    • Chemical test
    • Flammability test
    • Textile test
    • Electrical safety
    • Accelerated weathering test
  • Technical assistance – expert assistance every step of the way
  • Inspection & production control – production and packaging monitoring and quality control
  • Self-assembly furniture consumer panels – testing assembly instructions

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Cleaning Products

Makes no difference if it's a gooey blue liquid or a bubbly green one, if it comes in a spray bottle or squeeze one, if you’re using it to clean up last night's mess or just to do the weekly cleaning, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Product safety and efficacy testing, including:
    • Substance of concern (VOC, allergens…)
    • Microbial contamination
    • Efficacy testing (bleaching properties, lime scale removal, stain removal….)
  • Consumer panels (home use test)
  • Technical assistance – expert assistance, every step of the way
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control
  • Sustainability services (biodegradability, eco-toxicity…)
  • Toxicological Risk Assessment

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Dishwashing Detergents

Makes no difference if you’re scrubbing spaghetti off a plate or greasy stew from a pan, if it smells of lemon or flowers, or whose turn it is to clean the dishes, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Product safety and efficacy testing, including:
    • Substance of concern (VOC, allergens…)
    • Microbial contamination
    • Efficacy testing (stains removal, corrosivity, color fading…)
    • Skin irritation (Patch test)
  • Consumer panels (home use test)
  • Technical assistance – expert assistance, every step of the way
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control
  • Sustainability services (biodegradability, eco-toxicity…)
  • Toxicological Risk Assessment

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Exercise Bikes

Makes no difference if it’s part of your home gym or your community gym, if you work out every day or maybe just once a week, if you ride it for one mile or a hundred, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Construction testing:
    • Mechanical hazards
    • Assembly
    • Handlebars
    • Footplatforms
    • Manufacturing process
    • Plating quality
    • Surface treatment
    • Corrosion resistance
  • Product safety and performance testing, including:
    • Performance testing:
    • Fitness for use
    • Load
    • Torque & tensile strength
    • Stability, durability, reliability
    • Resistance to:
      • Temperature changes
      • Environment
      • Chemicals and staining agents
    • Packaging
  • Materials testing
  • Care and use instructions
  • Verification of labeling and instructions for use
  • GS Mark certification
  • Technical assistance – expert assistance, every step of the way
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control

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Hammers

Makes no difference if you’re a professional carpenter or you’re working in your garage, if you’re driving nails into wood or breaking up stone masonry, if it’s for fixing a simple job or building a whole house, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Product safety and performance testing, including:
    • Form, dimensions and mass
    • Material
    • Moisture content
    • Rockwell hardness
    • Pull apart test – ISO 15601
    • Handle bending
    • Flexural strength
    • Grip adhesion
    • Nail extraction for clawhammers
    • Scratch resistance
    • Corrosion – ISO 9227
    • Marking
    • Drop test
    • REACH and POP substances research
  • Technical assistance – expert assistance, every step of the way
  • Technical compliance file (TCF) establishment and verification
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control
  • Consumer panels
  • Product failure analysis test after sale

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Mattresses

Makes no difference if it's king or queen sized, if you're having sweet dreams or scary ones, if you spend most of your time enduring pillow fights or reading your favorite book, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Product safety and performance testing, including:
    • Flammability test
    • Durability test
    • Chemical test
    • Textile test
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control
  • Technical assistance – expert assistance, every step of the way

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Paints

Makes no difference if it's from a tube or a bucket, if it's yellow or blue, if you have a roller or a brush in your hand, if you're painting a mess or a masterpiece, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Product safety and performance testing, including:
    • For paint:
      • Application characteristics
      • Performance tests
      • Chemical tests
    • For paint accessories:
      • Form, dimensions and characteristics
      • Fiber analysis
      • Materials
      • Moisture content
      • Tensile resistance
      • Application performance
      • Bending – for telescopic poles
      • Load resistance – trays and buckets
      • Unwinding – masking tape
      • Corrosion – ISO 9227
      • Physical compatibility with suitable painting accessories
      • Drop test
  • Technical assistance – expert assistance, every step of the way
  • Material safety data sheet (MSDS) compilation, control and validation
  • Technical compliance file (TCF) establishment and verification
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control
  • Consumer panels
  • Sustainability services – Ecolabel and NF Environnement
  • Product failure analysis, after sale

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Pet Carriers

Makes no difference if they bark or meow, if you are taking them to the vet or on a roadtrip, if it's used once a year or every week, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Product safety and performance testing, including:
    • Bite and abuse resistance
    • Safety, strength & durability
    • Material reliability
    • Chemical
    • Electrical safety (for carriers with electrical functions)
  • Technical assistance – expert assistance, every step of the way
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control

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