The legislation, regulations and standards governing the furniture industry are often different from one market to the next. Regulation will require you to follow mandatory, or not standard to prove the safety of your product.
When designing, producing and releasing your furniture products to market, you need to meet a variety of safety standards to comply with regulations, or to strength and durability standards, to demonstrate the quality of your product.
We offer you comprehensive furniture testing to help you to assess the safety and the durability of a wide range of indoor and outdoor furniture products for adults and children, including:\
- Mechanical testing
- Chemical testing
- Finish testing
- Textile testing
- Flammability testing
- Electrical safety and performance testing
- Comparison testing/fit for use (FFU) test/performance test
Global and Local Expertise
As a world-leading provider of testing services to the furniture industry, our technical experts for furniture product safety serve on many advisory committees and boards that develop standards. These include the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN), American Society of Testing & Materials (ASTM), the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA).
Thanks to our unrivaled global expertise, we can help you place compliant furniture products on international markets, such as US (BIFMA, ANSI, ASTM), Europe (EN, BS, NF, DIN…), China (GB), Australia/New Zealand (AUS/NZ, Japan (JIS), Middle East (SASO) among others. In addition, our expertise can ensure products’ compliance to local regulations, such as Prop. 65, CFR and TB in the US, the GPSD, Reach, POP and biocide directive in the EU, as well as to any Canadian, Australian or Middle Eastern consumer safety regulation.
Plus, our global laboratory network offers you state-of-the-art facilities across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Our laboratories are accredited in accordance with ISO 17025 and approved by governmental organizations, accreditation bodies and industry associations worldwide, including COFRAC, UKAS, CNAS, VILAS, TAF, and HOKLAS.
To discuss your furniture safety testing requirements, talk to us today.