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Articles in Testing and Advice
Adhesives for Furniture
A look as the types of adhesives used in the furniture industry and their uses
Childcare product classification
Identifying the difference between a toy and an item of furniture correctly, as the standards and test methods applicable to these two categories of product are substantially different.
Furniture and the Medical Devices Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC - Guidance and CE marking requirements.
How to classify your products based on their intended usage, including Guidance on what all products must be subject to (regardless of their classification)
Guide to Health and safety management for the woodworking and furniture industries
Fulfilling the legal requirements, implementing processes and maintaining documented systems
Leather types, characteristics and maintenance
Leather types and characteristics, the benefits of testing and care and maintenance of leather upholstery
Moisture Content of Timber - Production & Storage
This article give guidance in this respect for wood based materials intended for use within UK interior environments.
National Furniture Specifications - A Guide for Specifiers
Guide to assist specifiers in the tender process when acquiring contract or domestic furniture and a guide for manufacturers and suppliers looking to satisfy a specifier’s requirements
Performance of furniture finishes and surfaces
Standards for testing furniture finishes and their performance requirements
Product Selection for the furniture supply chain
How to manage the product selection process from initial brief to placing your product on the market, working with your furniture suppliers to deliver a good, safe product.
Reduce upholstery fabric complaints through testing
Measuring fabric properties and characteristics
Specifying leather for furniture
Identifying which standards and properties are relevant to leather performance
The Furniture Retail Quality Group Best Practice Guide 2017 - Glass in Furniture
This guide specifies requirements that go beyond current European Standard, as well as requirements around warnings and information relating to glass failures in the field
UV Pine lacquer free colouration
Adding colour to pine the natural way
Water damage to kitchen worktops
Why worktops need to be fitted correctly
What is cable management?
Cable management standards
What do I need to know to sell highchairs in the UK?
Summary of highchair testing and specification requirements taking account of the current standards and possible introduction of a European standard.