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Furnishings Focus Newsletter 2020 Issue 2

Welcome to the second issue of Furnishings Focus! This issue highlights some important standard updates and new UL capabilities to serve the furniture industry. Explore the latest news.

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September 1, 2020

UL’s Laboratory in Holland, Michigan, Is Newly Equipped to Test a Range of Juvenile Furnishings

UL provides manufacturers of children’s furniture with access to comprehensive testing, assessment, certification and advisory services to help ensure that what you sell meets or exceeds rigorous health and safety standards, and helps protect the environment.

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Protect the safety and integrity of your products in transit.

UL in Cabiate, Italy, expands ISTA packaging tests so that European retailers and manufacturers can feel confident that packaging offers optimal performance.

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Environmental Certifications Are a Way to Stand Out From the Crowd

Gruppo LUBE is the first kitchen manufacturer in Europe to achieve UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification.

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Tips for Safe and Comfortable Reoccupancy of Buildings

In an attempt to reverse the widespread trend of open air offices, many furniture manufacturers are offering transparent dividers that offer individuals protection. While deployment seems straightforward, it’s important to fully evaluate usage risks.

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Save the Date for UL’s Virtual Industry Furniture Summit – Oct. 14-15, 2020

This virtual event will bring together high-level thoughts and expertise on topics such as standards updates and the latest regulations on chemicals applying to furniture. With the perfect blend of subject matter experts, representatives from industry associations and customer success examples, we aim to address current issues and trends for the office furniture industry from various angles.

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Modernizing Individual Commercial Office Furnishings Safety Requirements

Office furnishings have undergone many innovations. UL has helped develop new requirements to keep up with this wave of innovation the result of which is a single streamlined standard with modernized requirements, UL 2999.

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Innovating UL Safety Standards for Commercial Displays

Our webinar, “Innovating UL Safety Standards for Commercial Displays,” is now available on demand to learn more about the new Standard UL 970 for Retail Fixtures and Merchandise Displays and its features.


Helping Manufacturers Meet Updated EN 1335-1 Requirements for Employee Health

In Europe, the requirements for dimensions of office work chairs are defined by the standard EN 1335-1. This standard has recently been updated to EN 1335-1:2020.

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BIFMA X5.4-2020 Standard for Seating in Public Spaces Recently Approved by ANSI

The Business Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) X5.4-2020 standard is the first of three furniture standards under review to be approved by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI). As a result, products must be tested to the new requirements at your earliest convenience.

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