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UL First to Receive Accreditation in Italy to Test to BIFMA Furniture Standards

MILAN, June 4, 2015 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, announced that their laboratory in Cabiate, Italy, is the first and only lab in Italy accredited to perform testing to the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s (BIFMA) Standards for (Office Chairs), X5.11 (Large Occupant Office Chair), and X5.4 (Lounge Seating). [...]

Design Furniture for Testing Success

It is extremely beneficial to understand what tests may be applicable to a given product during the conceptual and design phase. This proactive approach helps guide a manufacturer’s engineering teams as they develop products that will pass the tests the first time around. An engineering team that doesn’t understand the tests their product will need to pass can result in lost time and unnecessary costs. [...]