The new realities of business require furniture manufacturers to manage a broad set of compliance challenges centering on safety, quality and environmental leadership. Rely on UL’s expertise in furniture testing and certification, teamed with our global presence, to meet the challenge of today’s furniture market. We help manufacturers grow their market reach, meet regulatory demands and protect brand value.

Leverage UL’s Industry Expertise
UL offers vital services for every stage of furniture manufacturing, from prototype through finalization. We can help determine risk before production begins with factory capability and social compliance assessments. We provide safety certifications, performance and mechanical testing, chemical and emission testing, flammability testing, and sustainability offerings for furniture and bedding – from raw materials and components to accessories and packaging.

UL’s expertise in compliance issues enables us to assist our furniture-industry customers in determining exactly what regulations apply to their target markets, which products need to be tested and whether testing should be conducted on components or finished goods. We can help customers develop a production testing plan, and provide guidance on regulatory details ranging from labeling requirements to record keeping.

UL uses recognized methods to test products for compliance, with international regulations and standards, including:

  • China – GB standards for furniture and fabrics
  • Europe – EN, FIRA and BS testing
  • Japan – JIS
  • North America – UL, BIFMA, 196 CFR and ASTM
  • IKEA Approved Testing Laboratory
  • Other international standards – ISO methods

We offer targeted services and standards to meet the particular needs the furniture and bedding industry. Visit the appropriate industry segment section for detailed information on specific services.

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