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Standards meeting report – Test methods for furniture
FIRA’s Phil Reynolds recently chaired a meeting of CEN TC207 WG9, the European Committee tasked with producing test method standards, at CATAS newly re-opened facility in Udine, Italy.
A number of issues were discussed including:
- Motorised furniture
- Standardising test foams and mattresses
- A draft rational for increasing the load of seating users above 110 kg
- A draft standard for suspended seating
- Problems noted with the recently published standard EN 1022 – Stability of seating
The key outcome of the meeting was that it was agreed to set up a new Task Group within CEN TC207 WG9 to focus on motorised furniture issues.
Knowledge is one of the key values of Furniture Industry Research Association membership, and full FIRA members can read a full meeting report below.