The Furniture Industry Research Association

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​FIRA publishes Reach Users Guide

Posted on 6th February, 2017

The Furniture Industry Research Association recognises the increasing importance, and impact, of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulations (REACH) on the furniture industry. As additions to the Restricted Chemicals and Substances of Very High Concerns (SVHC) lists increases, restricting the number of chemicals available for use in products, the effect on the furniture industry is increasing. To address this the Furniture Industry Research Association has published a REACH Users Guide for its members.

​Amended standard for kitchen furniture published

Posted on 3rd February, 2017

A heavily amended British Standard for kitchen furniture has been published. BS 6222-2: 2009 + A1: 2017 Domestic kitchen equipment. Part 2: Fitted kitchen units, peninsular units, island units and breakfast bars – Performance requirements and test methods, is the main British Standard for assessing the strength, durability and suitability of kitchen carcases, wall units and associated hardware for both domestic and social housing use.