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September 10th, 2018
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. The X6.4-2018 standard defines the specific tests, laboratory equipment,… read more

October 20th, 2017
VARIDESK Standing Desk Receives First BIFMA Performance Certification from UL

VARIDESK Products Also Receive GREENGUARD Certification VARIDESK, a height adjustable desk manufacturer, recently received the first UL BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacture Association) Performance Certification mark for their Quick Pro Corner standing desk. The UL BIFMA performance mark is the first and only program that certifies that products meet BIFMA standards and provides a… read more

January 4th, 2017
UL GREENGUARD Certification Now Included in EPA Standards for US Federal Government

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that UL GREENGUARD Certification is now included in the EPA’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for US federal government procurement. These recommendations are the result of a multi-year stakeholder process, jointly led by the EPA and General Services Administration (GSA), and are designed to put a more… read more

October 12th, 2016
Acquisition of Advanced Furniture Testing Expands UL’s Furniture Capabilities

UL has acquired leading furniture testing provider Advanced Furniture Testing to expand our furniture testing capabilities in the heart of the United States office furniture industry. With two locations in Holland, Michigan and Jasper, Indiana, the business, now known as Advanced Furniture Testing, a UL Company, will continue to deliver expertise in BIFMA and performance… read more

October 12th, 2016
Breaking News: LEED 2009 Extended Until October 2016

The USGBC recently extended the deadline to file projects under LEED 2009 until October 2016, providing an additional 16 months for buildings to be registered under the previous rating system. This a quick note to let you know how this will affect your products’ potential LEED value: GREENGUARD Certification continues to be the best way to achieve full credit… read more

June 21st, 2016
BIFMA Performance Mark

Demonstrate product performance with BIFMA Performance Certification from UL. UL is offering the first and only program that certifies a product meets BIFMA performance standards. Now, you can demonstrate that your office furniture products meet industry performance and durability requirements, backed by a third-party certification. Benefits of performance certification by UL include: • Demonstration that… read more

June 13th, 2016
UL Offers Industry’s First Certification Program for BIFMA Performance Standards

UL is now offering the first and only program that certifies that a product meets BIFMA performance standards for furniture. Now, furniture manufacturers can achieve certification from a trusted third-party certifier that demonstrates products meet industry performance and durability requirements. BIFMA Performance Certification allows you to meet a variety of purchasing requirements, such as GSA… read more

August 20th, 2015
UL’s Jasper, Indiana Lab Received A2LA Accreditation for ANSI/BHMA Services

UL’s Furniture testing facility in Jasper, IN, is now one of three test labs in the United States approved by Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA), and one of two test labs that is A2LA accredited to perform BHMA testing. As of August 2015, our lab can conduct 14 tests within ANSI/BHMA A156.9-2010. For more details… read more

April 28th, 2015
UL International Italia S.R.L. — The First and Only Lab in Italy with BIFMA X5.1, X5.11, and X5.4 Standard Accreditations

UL Furniture & Bedding’s European Center of Excellence, UL International Italia S.R.L. (Cabiate, Italy), is the first and only Italian lab that is ANSI/ BIFMA X5.1 (Office Chairs), X5.11 (Large Occupant Office Chair), and X5.4 (Lounge Seating) accredited according to Accredia, the Italian Accreditation Body. To view the detailed report from Accredia, click here. UL… read more

January 22nd, 2015
BIFMA x5.11 Large Occupant Office Chair Standard Has Been Released!

The long awaited BIFMA x5.11 General Purpose Large Occupant Office Chairs standard has been released!  The new standard is for office chairs used by occupants that are 253 to 400 lbs., and covers heavier users than x5.1, which tests for users up to 253 lbs.  The Standards are similar, but x5.11 includes new seat width… read more