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Proactive Planning Simplifies the Furniture Certification

Planning early for product certification allows you to make decisions on design considerations and helps speed the time required to start the process. As you develop a new piece of furniture or furniture concept, thinking early about product certification allows you to decide on design considerations and make your testing and certification process easier. Early in the process, you may choose to outline a set of requirements that includes the regulatory requirements applicable to your product once developed. [...]

Zhejiang Xinyi Shengao Mechanical Transmission Company the first to receive the UL Listed Safety Certification for Adjustable Table Bases

A pioneer in third-party testing and certification solutions for the furniture industry, UL supports the furniture industry with innovative programs that provide new approaches to safety certification that meet the changing needs of the industry, while simultaneously ensuring the same high level of safety certification. In that perspective, UL recently announced that Zhejiang Xinyi Shengao Mechanical Transmission Company became the first company to receive the UL Listed Safety Certification Mark for their height adjustable table bases. Designed to assess the functional and electrical safety of table bases that are sold independently for mix-and-match use with different table tops, this new safety certification solution enables manufacturers of adjustable height table frames to demonstrate the safety of their products, certifying them as finished products rather than furniture components. [...]

Have You Heard About The Newly Released Standard By BIFMA For Occasional-Use Seating?

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has recently released a new safety and performance standard, BIFMA X6.4-2018 for Occasional Use Seating. The BIFMA Board of Directors observed the need for this new standard to align with market expectations for seating products designed for less frequent use. [...]

UL Announces a New Sub-Assembly Inspection Solution that Allows More Flexibility in Your Supply Chain and Improved Time to Market

Manufacturers often deal with component parts coming from different locations, making supply chain management complicated. UL announces a new solution to meet our customers’ need for more flexibility and optimization of their supply chain.  UL customers can now ship UL Certified products as sub-assembly parts from multiple locations directly to the end user. [...]

NeoCon 2017 Wrap-Up

This year’s NeoCon, held June 12-14 during a beautiful, mostly sunny week in Chicago, was packed with attendees. From furniture manufacturers to architects and designers, our vast furniture solutions were showcased through productive conversations, informative marketing collateral and a unique booth presence. Here’s some highlights: If sustainability was top of mind, we discussed how to promote your sustainability and transparency achievements with UL GREENGUARD Certification and Product Lens™ program. [...]

UL and Wilger Testing Co., Inc. Join Efforts to Provide Safety Testing and Certification

The demand for safety evaluation and certification of commercial displays, point-of-sale items and motorized desks and other furnishings has significantly increased over the past several years. As local authorities and municipalities increasingly require manufacturers and retailers to obtain safety certification for these products used in public buildings, UL has involved strategic partners to meet the demand. UL has engaged Wilger Testing Co. [...]

UL Announces GREENGUARD Gold Certification for RH Baby & Child Furniture

Northbrook, IL November 3, 2014 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced that RH Baby & Child household children’s furniture products have received GREENGUARD Gold Certification. Now offering the largest selection of GREENGUARD Gold Certified household children’s furniture, including cribs, dressers, beds and side tables, RH Baby & Child provides parents with more choices when selecting low-emitting products. GREENGUARD Gold Certified products aid in the creation of healthier indoor environments, and release fewer pollutants that can contribute to health issues including asthma and other respiratory issues. [...]