The main standard for assessing the effect of temperature changes on the surfaces of wooden artefacts and furniture has been updated. The standard does not apply to leather surfaces, coated fabrics, natural and synthetic textiles. The main changes introduced concern the typology and evaluation of tested samples: as far as the typology is concerned, the
The market is becoming progressively more attentive and receptive to issues such as quality, health and safety of furniture products, as they are present in the home and work spaces in which we tend to spend more and more time. What is RAL: the German furniture quality mark The RAL quality label identifies a ‘global’
The World Health Organization considers a building to be healthy and safe ‘if it is able to protect the health, promote the physical, social and mental well-being of its occupants through design, construction, maintenance and location that support a sustainable environment and a cohesive community’ ( Ensuring the safety, comfort and health of the people
The standard UNI EN 14428 “Shower enclosures – Functional requirements and test methods” specifies the characteristics of shower enclosures for domestic use so that the product guarantees satisfactory performance when installed and used correctly. What are the requirements for “standard” shower enclosures? Shower enclosures are panel or door arrangements (full or half height) installed around

Normative update report 2021

As every year COSMOB intends to provide technical support to companies in the sector through the continuous monitoring of the regulatory framework. The objective is to summarize the main regulatory changes introduced in the current year in order to provide companies with useful information so that they can more easily adapt to the new standards.
The standard UNI EN 14688 “Sanitary appliances – Functional requirements and test methods” specifies the functional requirements and test methods for washbasins for domestic use (including those installed in hotels, hostels, hospitals and similar buildings) and defines all the necessary characteristics of CE marking on these products. What are the requirements for a “compliant” washbasin?
The UNI EN 14527 standard specifies the requirements, test methods and procedures for assessing the conformity of shower trays for domestic use. What are the requirements for a “compliant” shower tray? The shower tray for domestic use is a product whose main function is to retain water while using the shower and to direct the

The effects of light exposure

Wood coverings, surfaces, laminates, plastic materials undergo ageing phenomena, which may affect their surface finishes going to impact: on the aesthetics, durability and strength of the furniture of which they are part. Exposure to light, heat and moisture are among the most common causes of deterioration of the products in terms of loss of brilliance,
Fabrics, upholstery for furnishing accessories, clothing as well as wooden surfaces and flooring can wear out and get ruined over time. For manufacturers it is very important to evaluate the resistance of the product in advance, in order to ensure the final consumer a finished product of durability and quality. Is it possible to assess
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