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Furniture Chemical Compliance

Complete chemical testing services to help you demonstrate the safety and quality of your commercial and residential furniture products and mattresses.

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Furniture chemical certification for residential and commercial products

With furniture filling both our homes and our workspaces, the chemical safety of every item is crucial to maintaining air quality in indoor environments. Manufacturers of both commercial and residential furniture products and mattresses must ensure these products meet multiple chemical regulations, and retailers must strive to find vendors and supply chain partners who are dedicated to safety, as well.

As part of UL’s complete furniture safety testing and certification services, our furniture chemical certification solutions can help manufacturers save time while building trust with customers. We are a respected third-party and can work with manufacturers and retailers alike to identify applicable standards and regulations and evaluate your products to help simplify market access.

UL’s comprehensive testing plans can be fully customized to meet your unique product and market needs. With global chemical testing laboratories and localized teams available to work directly with you, we can assess products to multiple requirements concurrently, helping you save time and money throughout the process. Our test reports and certifications are globally recognized, and the expertise of UL’s technical team is respected around the world by governmental and regulatory bodies, industry associations and retailers.

Furniture chemical safety testing solutions

  • Chemical emissions product testing
  • VOC testing of interior products
  • California Proposition 65 compliance
  • CARB Testing of Formaldehyde Emissions for Composite Wood Products
  • CARB ATCM and EPA TSCA Formaldehyde Compliance Solutions
  • A complete selection of applicable national regulations, covering the chemical requirements for plastics, wood, paint, fabric and leather

Demonstrate safety with furniture chemical compliance

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of how everyday products can negatively affect their health. This awareness, paired with increased investments in sustainability and expanding regulations at both the national and local level, is placing additional expectations on furniture product manufacturers and the retailers who carry these goods.

As a globally trusted provider of comprehensive market readiness solutions — including advisory, inspection, testing, verification and certification services — we offer extensive experience in furniture chemical testing for the entire industry. Whether you are producing textiles, manufacturing completed furniture products or stocking shelves with the latest offerings, our network of ISO 17025 accredited chemical testing laboratories can conduct the tests you require to help ensure the safety and compliance of your products for markets around the world.

We offer guidance and conduct testing for numerous requirements, including:

  • California Proposition 65
  • European Union (EU) Ecolabel
  • European Office Furniture Federation (FEMB)
  • European Chemicals Agency’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA)

Additionally, UL’s own GREENGUARD Certification Program uses established test methods to help you meet some of the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards. GREENGUARD Certification criteria have been the basis for the LEED credit for low-emitting furniture since 2002.

Chemical testing solutions for component and materials suppliers

While consumers may be focused on the compliance of complete furniture products, quality components are essential to maintaining a transparent, compliant supply chain. Along with robust testing solutions for furniture chemical compliance, we also offer chemical testing to numerous requirements covering plastics, wood, paints and coatings, fabric, and leather.

Working with compliant suppliers can ease the compliance processed for finished products and also helps build trust. This is especially important for OEMs wishing to foster strong relationships with their vendors and retail partners.

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