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Household Furniture Performance and Durability Testing

We help household furniture manufacturers and retailers ensure the quality of their products and protect their brand name through a wide range of testing solutions for performance and durability, as well as, safety certifications, chemical, flammability testing and sustainability programs.

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Overview

For retailers and manufacturers of household furniture, we can help with quality control processes, including detecting variances and defects at critical checkpoints throughout the supply chain, and performing quality and compliance tests across the entire manufacturing process – from prototyping to packaging and distribution. We can also help detect variances and defects at critical checkpoints throughout the supply chain and perform quality and compliance tests across the entire manufacturing process – from prototyping to packaging and distribution through Quality Assurance Testing.

Benefits

Available performance tests include:

  • Surface tests
  • Fast-aging tests
  • Mechanical and structural tests
  • Component tests
  • Safety requirements testing
  • Suitability of packaging tests
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Small Office Home Office (SOHO) S6.5 for Small Office and Home Office

Testing to European Standards:

  • EN 12520, EN 1022, EN 1728 for Domestic Indoor Seating
  • EN 581-1, EN 581-2,EN 1022 for Domestic Indoor Tables
  • EN 581-1, EN 581-2,EN 1022 for Outdoor Seating
  • EN 581-1, EN 581-3 for Outdoor Tables
  • EN 1725 for Adult Beds
  • EN 14749 for Domestic Storage Units

Our global compliance knowledge helps you meet increasing compliance demands and get your products to market faster. Furniture manufacturers and retailers are affected by California Proposition 65 regulations, which require almost every business operating within the state to warn buyers of the presence of any of nearly 900 chemical substances contained in or emitted by the products that they sell. Additionally, California Technical Bulletin (TB) 117-2013 requires testing of upholstered household furniture to meet new flammability requirements. We have the expertise to advise you on compliance approaches.

We also help you communicate quality to consumers. We’re a global leader in product emissions testing, which can help to mitigate risks and customer complaints. If you want to distinguish your products, our GREENGUARD Certification, a rigorous third-party certification, certifies that a product has low chemical emissions and serves as a differentiator for products.

Why UL

Manufacturers and retailers rely on quality and performance of their products to maintain their brand reputation. That is why it is important to have a testing resource that understands markets globally and has the testing expertise to act as an advisor on industry standards and regulations. You can leverage our regulatory, safety and world-market expertise to gain a competitive edge. We tailor our offerings to meet specific business needs, plans and budget requirements, enabling you to avoid redundant testing, mitigate risk and realize your business goals — both now and into the future.

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