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The National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) has accredited SGS’s laboratory in Manesar, North India, to provide furniture testing and certification. NABL certification means testing and calibration is carried out at the laboratory to ISO/IEC 17025 guidelines for the maintenance of quality management systems.

Opened in December 2016, the Manesar site has already achieved several distinctions during its first year of operation. Situated in the Gurgaon District, the facility already works with a number of furniture exporting manufacturers and international buyers, offering tests against a wide variety of US and EU standards:

  • Mechanical and physical requirements:
    • ANSI BIFMA X5.1, X5.4, X5.5, X5.9, ASTM F2057, etc. for the US market
    • EN 12520, EN 581, EN 14749, etc. for the EU market
  • Flammability (upholstery furniture and textile parts):
    • CTB 117:2013 for the US market
    • EN 1021, ISO 8191, BS 5852 for the EU market
  • Chemicals:
    • Formaldehyde (wood), PCP, cadmium (plastics), azo dyes (textile) for the EU market

Easily accessible from the manufacturing centers in Jodhpur, Moradabad and Delhi/NCR, the laboratory in Manesar offers the full range of business testing solutions for furniture manufacturers. The site also offers businesses in Jodhpur and Jaipur a convenient hassle-free sample delivery service.

India is now a major supplier of furniture onto international markets with 47% of furniture exports currently being sent to the US and/or the UK. It is therefore important that manufacturers understand and comply with the relevant standards in those countries.

SGS offers the full range of business testing solutions and is the ideal, convenient, partner for companies looking to access global markets.

For more information, please contact:

Chandresh Ahirwar
Assistant Manager-Business Development, Hardlines
SGS India Pvt. Ltd.
Tel: 0124 67 87 662

Email: crs.media@sgs.com

Website: www.sgs.com/hardlines


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