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New US Furniture standard published

The US standards making body ANSI has collaborated with US office Furniture manufacturers association BIFMA to publish a new standard for seating:

 ANSI-BIFM X6.4: 2018 Occasional-use seating

 The standard is intended to provide manufacturers, specifiers, and users with a common basis for evaluating the safety, durability, and structural performance of occasional-use seating such those normally used in indoor spaces such as waiting, reception, or gathering areas.

For more information or to test your product to the new standard please contact FIRA on 01438 777700 or email