Furniture Testing

Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating (e.g., chairs, stools, tables and sofas) and sleeping (e.g., beds). Furniture is also used to hold objects at a convenient height for work (as horizontal surfaces above the ground, such as tables and desks), or to store things (e.g., cupboards and shelves). Undoubtedly, it constitutes an integral part of our daily life.

Chinese exporters of furniture primarily export their products to the markets such as the United States, Japan and European Union, where there is a rising concern on the environmental protection. The countries impose stringent requirements on chemical properties of furniture and raw materials thereof (e.g., wood, artificial board, plastic, metal, glass, adhesive, coating and packaging) by technical standards. Bans are also in place on toxic and hazardous substances in textile and leather parts of furniture and in its manufacturing process.

 

Regulations

EU REACH Regulation

EU Directive 1999/13/EC on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds

EU Directive 2001/95/EC on general product safety

EN 13986 Wood-based panels for use in construction—Characteristics, evaluation of conformity and marking

 

Test Items

1. Chemical Properties

 

SVHCs

DMF

Phthalates

Azodyes

Organic tin

PAHs

Formaldehyde

VOCs

Heavy metals

Leather




Metal








Textile



Paint & ink





Sponge




Wood





Polymer




* The above test items are only for reference.

 

2. Physical Properties

Static load test

Mechanical test

Stability test

Durability test

Impact test

Tensile force test

Drop test

Impact test

Fire resistance test

Other tests

 

 

* The above test items are only for reference.


C&K Testing can provide professional testing for furniture. Besides, we can render you one-stop solutions integrating consulting, testing and certification.  Please feel free to contact test@cirs-group.com or leave us a message if any question. 

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