MÖBELFAKTA’S

REQUIREMENTS SPECIFICATION – 2021-11-01


 

CONTENTS

CONTENTS. 2

1        QUALITY. 3

1.1   Safety/function. 3

1.1.1   Domestic environment 3

1.1.2   Non-domestic. 6

1.1.3   Office environment 10

1.1.4   Educational environments. 14

1.1.5   Outdoor. 17

1.2   Dimensions. 18

1.2.1   Office furniture. 18

1.3   Surface resistance. 19

1.3.1   Use classes – indoor. 19

1.3.2   Use classes – outdoor. 22

1.4   Fire. 24

1.4.1   Upholstered seating furniture. 24

1.4.2   Reclining furniture and mattresses. 24

1.5   Upholstery. 25

1.5.1   Leather. 25

1.5.2   Textile (indoor furniture) 27

1.5.3   Textile (outdoor furniture) 28

1.5.4   Terms. 29

1.6   Acoustics. 29

1.7   Glass. 30

2        ENVIRONMENT. 31

2.1   Mandatory material requirements. 31

2.1.1   SVHC/ECHA’s candidate list 31

2.1.2   Wood and wood-based material 31

2.1.3   Textile and leather. 32

2.1.4   Plastic and rubber. 36

2.1.5   Padding material 37

2.1.6   Surface treatment of wood, plastic and metal 38

2.1.7   Metal 40

2.1.8   Adhesives. 40

2.2   Mandatory product requirements. 41

2.2.1   Recycling: Marking of plastic parts. 41

2.2.2   Traceability: Marking. 41

2.2.3   Spare parts. 41

2.2.4   Product information. 41

2.2.5   Packaging. 41

3        RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY CHAINS – SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY. 42

3.1   Requirements within human rights, labour law, environment, and anti-corruption. 42

3.1.1   Human Rights. 42

3.1.2   Labour law.. 43

3.1.3   Environment 44

3.1.4   Anti-corruption. 45

3.2   Policies and procedures. 45

3.2.1   Policy obligation. 45

3.2.2   Communicating the policy obligation. 46

3.2.3   Division of responsibility. 46

3.2.4   Risk analysis. 47

3.2.5   Follow-up. 49

3.2.6   Compliance management 50

APPENDIX 1 - Definitions. 52

APPENDIX 2 - Component list 53

APPENDIX 3 - References. 54

 

1         QUALITY

1.1      Safety/function

Safety/function is the collective term for the properties in the basic standards designated safety, strength and durability. Safety/function covers, and is separated into, the different environmental categories that an item of furniture is intended for and is tested for according to the relevant standard.

A valid test report/certificate from an accredited institute/laboratory/enterprise must be available to verify the safety/function requirements.  A valid test report/certificate means that the item of furniture/component is tested according to applicable standards including normative annex and has not changed in significant respects since it was tested. It is possible to test according to preliminary standards during the revision process.  This is only applicable where those preliminary standards are in the approval phase where no technical changes are allowed. Where applicable, there is a transition period for the current standard which in those cases are specified in the requirement.

1.1.1     Domestic environment

1.1.1.1        Seating furniture

The following standard sets the requirements for an item of seating furniture for adults, intended for use in a domestic environment. The requirements apply to all types of seating for domestic use.

EN 12520:2016

Domestic furniture – Seating furniture – Strength, durability and safety requirements.

 

1.1.1.2        Tables

The following standard sets the requirements for a table for adults, intended for use in a domestic environment. The requirements apply to all types of tables for domestic use.

-          Glass as a material is included in section 1.7.

EN 12521:2016

Domestic furniture – Tables – Strength, durability and safety requirements.

 

1.1.1.3        Storage units/kitchen/bathroom

The following standard sets the requirements for a storage unit intended for domestic use. Fittings for kitchens and bathrooms included. The requirements apply to all types of storage furniture including worktops for domestic use. The units may be either freestanding or attached to the wall/building.

-          Kitchen drawers and doors should be tested at 80,000 cycles according to EN 16121:2013 table 5 level 2 and other storage furniture at 20,000 cycles.

-          Glass as a material is included in section 1.7.

EN 14749:2016

Furniture for domestic and kitchen use – Storage units and work tops – Safety requirements and test methods.

Alternatively:

EN 16121:2013 + A1:2018 Level 1

Non-domestic furniture - Storage furniture - Strength, durability and safety requirements.


For other freestanding storage furniture such as magazine racks, coat hangers, etc. additional requirements as specified below apply:

EN 1023-2:2000*

Office furniture - Screens - Part 2: Mechanical safety requirements

*refers only to l stability only stability according to EN 1023-3:2000, 6.1

 

1.1.1.4        Reclining furniture/mattresses

The following standard sets the requirements for reclining furniture or mattresses for adults, intended for domestic use

The requirements apply to the following types of reclining furniture and mattresses:

·         Complete beds including relevant parts such as bedstead, bed base, mattress and overlay mattress.

·         Bedstead with or without bed base.

·         Bedstead with or without frame ends.

·         Bed base.

·         Mattress, including overlay mattress when applicable.

EN 1725:1998*

Domestic furniture – Beds and mattresses – Safety requirements and test methods.

EN 1957:2012

Domestic furniture - Beds and mattresses - Test methods for the determination of functional characteristics.

EN 1022:2018**

Domestic furniture – Seating – Determination of stability

*Supplementary requirement is 20,000 cycles according to EN 1725:1998 item 7.3 and 25,000 cycles according to item 7.5.
**Tests performed according to EN 1022:2005 are accepted until 2021-12-31
.

 

1.1.1.5        Bunk beds/high beds

The following standard sets the requirements on bunk beds/high beds for domestic use. The requirements include bunk beds and high beds with a width of ≤1,200 mm. The distance, from the floor to the upper surface of the bed base, shall be
≥ 800 mm. The main purpose of these requirements is to prevent accidents to children.

Other products that may be included in a bunk bed or a high bed, e.g. tables or storage units, are not included in the specification.

EN 747-1:2012 + A1:2015

Domestic furniture – Bunk beds and high beds – Part 1: Safety, strength and durability requirements.

 

1.1.1.6        Children’s high chairs

The following standard sets the requirements on children’s high chairs for domestic use. The requirements include two different categories; active and passive high chairs. Active chairs are chairs where the child is strapped into the chair and passive chairs are where the child is not strapped in. The type of chair must be specified.

The requirements for high chairs are based upon the chair being used by children aged 6-36 months

EN 14988: 2017

Children’s high chairs - Part 1: Safety requirements

 

1.1.1.7        Seating for children

The following standard sets the requirements for seating for children in domestic use. The requirement is based on that the furniture is used by children that is able to sit and walk by themselves up to 14 years.

The requirements is divided into 3 seating sizes  based on age and body height

Seating size 1: 1-3 years

Seating size 2: 4-7 years

Seating size 3: 8-14 years

It applies to the seating function only. If the seating has additional functions or can be converted into other products, other relevant European Standards may apply.

The standard is developed under a mandate from the EU-Commission,  M/527 (Children seats).

Standarden är utarbetad under mandat från EU kommissionen M/527 (Childrens seats) and it is inteded to be published in the OJEC.  

FprEN 17191:2020*

 

Seating for children – Safety requirements and test methods

*The standard is sent on formal vote and will be published without any technical changes during 2021.

 

 


 

1.1.2     Non-domestic

1.1.2.1        Seating furniture

The following standard sets the requirements on seating furniture for adults intended for use in a non-domestic environment. The requirements apply to all types of seating for non-domestic use:

·         Chair/armchair

·         Stool

·         Easy chair/sofa including corner and section combinations

·         Bench

EN 16139:2013*

Non-domestic furniture - Seating furniture - Strength, durability and safety requirements.

*Furniture tested in accordance with EN 16139:2013 should be tested to at least level 1.

Load listing at higher user loads
With higher user weights, loads can be listed according to ISO 21015:2007 which means that the number of test loads in EN 16139: 2013 Table 1 should be listed using a factor which is directly proportional to the increase in load compared with the normal user weight of 110 kg. With user weights exceeding 110 kg the factors in Table 1 in EN 16139:2013 below should be listed: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, and 13. With user weights up to 160 kg factors/loads should be listed using a multiple of 1.4 and with user weights up to 200 kg by 1.8. Factor 14 in Table 1 in EN 16139:2013 should be selected according to level 2 with user weights exceeding 110 kg.

 

1.1.2.2        Tables

The following standard sets the requirements on a table for adults intended for use in a non-domestic environment. The requirements include all types of table for non-domestic use:

·         Dining table

·         Desk/work table, other non-office tables

·         Coffee table

·         Sideboard

Glass as a material is included in section 1.7.

EN 15372:2016*

Level 2

Non-domestic furniture - Tables - Strength, durability and safety requirements.

 

1.1.2.3        Storage furniture

The following standards set the requirements on a storage unit intended for use in a domestic environment. The requirements apply to all types of storage furniture for use in a domestic environment:

·         Cupboard/cabinet/corner cupboard

·         Chest of drawers/draw unit

·         Bookshelf

·         Bureau

 

Fittings:

·         Base cabinet

·         Wall cabinet

·         High cabinet

·         Worktops

·         Coat hangers

·         Magazine racks

 

The units may be either freestanding or attached to the wall/building.

EN 16121:2013 + A1: 2018 Level 1

Non-domestic furniture – Strength, durability, stability and safety requirements.

For other freestanding storage furniture such as magazine racks, coat hangers, etc. additional requirements as specified below apply:

EN 1023-2:2000*

Office furniture - Screens - Part 2: Mechanical safety requirements

*refers only to l stability only stability according to EN 1023-3:2000, 6.1

 

1.1.2.4        Kitchens & Bathrooms

The following standard sets the requirements for kitchens & bathrooms intended for use in a non-domestic environment The requirements apply to all types of storage furniture for kitchen & bathroom incl. worktops:

·         Worktops

·         Bench cupboard

·         High cabinet

·         Wall cabinet

·         All cabinets including fittings.

 

Kitchen drawers and doors should be tested at 80,000 cycles according to EN 16121:2013 table 5 level 2.

 

EN 14749:2016*

Domestic and kitchen storage units and work tops - Safety requirements and test methods.

 

Alternatively:

EN 16121:2013 + A1: 2018 Level 1

Non-domestic furniture - Storage furniture - Strength, durability and safety requirements.

 

1.1.2.5       Reclining furniture/mattresses

The following standard sets the requirements for reclining furniture or a mattress for adults for use in a non-domestic environment. These requirements are based on the European standard for domestic use, EN 1725:1998 including some tightening. The requirements apply to the following types of reclining furniture and mattresses:

·         Complete beds including relevant parts such as bedstead, bed base, mattress and overlay mattress.

·         Bedstead with or without bed base.

·         Bedstead with or without frame ends.

·         Bed base.

·         Mattress, including overlay mattress when applicable.


EN 1725:1998*

Domestic furniture – Beds and mattresses – Safety requirements and test methods.

EN 1957:2012

Domestic furniture - Beds and mattresses - Test methods for the determination of functional characteristics

EN 1022: EN 1022:2018**

Domestic furniture – Seating – Determination of stability

* Supplementary requirement is 20,000 cycles according to EN 1725:1998 item 7.3 and 25,000 cycles according to item 7.5.
**Tests performed according to EN 15372:2008 are accepted until 2021-12-31
.

1.1.2.6        Bunk beds/high beds

The following standard sets the requirements for bunk beds/high beds intended for use in a non-domestic environment.

The distance, from the floor to the upper surface of the bed base, shall be ≥800 mm. The main purpose of the requirements is to prevent accidents to children.

Other products that may be included in a bunk bed or a high bed, e.g. tables or storage units, are not included in the specification.

EN 747-1:2012 + A1:2015

Domestic furniture – Bunk beds and high beds – Part 1: Safety, strength and durability requirements.

 

1.1.2.7        Children’s high chairs

The following standard sets the requirements on children's high chairs in non-domestic environments. The requirements include two different categories; active and passive high chairs. Active chairs are chairs where the child is strapped into the chair and passive chairs are where the child is not strapped in. The category of chair must be specified.

 

The requirements for high chairs are based upon the chair being used by children aged 6-36 months.

EN 14988-A1:2017

Children’s high chairs - Part 1: Safety requirements

 

1.1.2.8        Seating for children

The following standard sets the requirements for seating for children in non-domestic use. The requirement is based on that the furniture is used by children that is able to sit and walk by themselves up to 14 years.

The requirements is divided into 3 seating sizes  based on age and body height

Seating size 1: 1-3 years

Seating size 2: 4-7 years

Seating size 3: 8-14 years

It applies to the seating function only. If the seating has additional functions or can be converted into other products, other relevant European Standards may apply.

The standard is developed under a mandate from the EU-Commission,  M/527 (Children seats).

Standarden är utarbetad under mandat från EU kommissionen M/527 (Childrens seats) and it is inteded to be published in the OJEC. 

FprEN 17191:2020*

 

Seating for children – Safety requirements and test methods

*The standard is sent on formal vote and will be published without any technical changes during 2021.

 

 

 

1.1.2.9        Screens

The following standard sets the requirements for partitions for non-domestic environments. The requirements cover stand-alone partitions. Declaring the equivalent sound-absorbing area and screen damping according to section 1.6 Acoustics is optional.

 

 

 

 

EN 1023-2:2000

Office furniture - Screens – Part 2: Mechanical safety requirements

 

1.1.2.10    Sound absorbents

 

The following requirements apply for measuring and calculating a sound absorbent's acoustic performance. Products that are declared in Acoustic Facts fulfil the requirements listed in the specification. Acoustic performance data reported according to this specification can be used for calculating and dimensioning a room's acoustic performance.

In “Guide för ljudabsorbenter” (“Guide for sound absorbents”) at www.mobelfakta.se there are recommended minimum values for sound absorption capacity. Procuring organisations such as Kammarkollegiet (The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency) use these recommended levels in their procurements.

Sound absorbing area

The below-specified standards for measuring and calculating acoustic performance the sound absorbing area of the sound absorbent shall be reported in the form of a diagram. Complete documentation on performed measurements and calculations in accordance with the standards above shall be kept available.


The requirements cover individual sound absorbents and larger composite surfaces (> 10m2) with several sound absorbents.




EN ISO 354:2003

Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room.

Individual items are evaluated in accordance with the Swedish standard:

ISO 20189:2018*   

Acoustics -- Screens, furniture and single objects intended for interior use -- Rating of sound absorption and sound reduction of elements based on laboratory measurements

Larger surfaces (>10m2) made up of several sound absorbents should be evaluated in accordance with the Swedish and international standard:

SS-EN ISO 11654:1997

Acoustics - Sound absorbents for use in buildings - Rating of sound absorption

 

* Evaluations performed according to SS 25269:2013 are accepted until 2021-12-31.

 

1.1.2.11    Writing boards

1.1.2.12     

The following standard sets the requirements for writing boards and is applicable for safety in normal use, the surface properties, durability of construction and ergonomics.

The requirements cover wall-mounted and stand-alone writing boards of the type writing boards and chalk boards, for educational institutions, offices, conference and board rooms.

EN 14434:2010

Writing boards for educational institutions - Ergonomic, technical and safety requirements and their test methods
When testing whiteboards in accordance with EN 14434:2010 the whiteboards should meet the standard requirements and minimum level 2 should achieved in terms of:
- 7.2.3 Ability to write and erase
- 7.3.2 Scratching
- 7.4.2 Staining
- 7.5.2 Colour degradation

When testing whiteboards in accordance with EN 14434:2010 the whiteboards should meet the standard requirements and minimum level 2 should achieved in terms of
- 8.3.3 Ability to write
- 8.4.2 Scratching
- 8.5.2 Staining
- 8.6.2 Colour degradation

 

1.1.3     Office environment

1.1.3.1        Office work chairs

This specification sets the requirements for work chairs intended for use in office environments according to the European standards EN 1335-2 and -3. EN 1335-1 is specified in item 1.2. Dimensions

The requirements include work chairs for office environments according to the following definition: An item of seating furniture for a single person with backrest and with or without armrest. The chair includes a revolving seat and adjustable height.

The chairs are divided into three types – Ax, A, B and C.
 The type is determined by the adjustment possibilities given by dimensions according to EN 1335-1:2020 (see also 1.2 Dimensions) and EN 1335-4. The requirements are based on being used eight hours a day by a person weighing 110 kg. When declaring a work chair, the chair’s category must be specified as below.

Type A: Seat – revolving, more adjustable height, adjustable seating-depth compared to Type A and adjustable leaning.

Type A: Seat – revolving, adjustable height, adjustable seating-depth and adjustable leaning.
Type B: Seat – revolving, adjustable height, fixed/adjustable seating-depth and fixed/adjustable leaning.
Type C: Seat – revolving, adjustable height, fixed/ adjustable seating-depth, fixed/ adjustable leaning. Backrest – fixed height.

EN 1335-2:2018*

Office furniture – office work chair – Part 2: Safety requirements

* Tests performed according to EN 1335-2:2009 are accepted until 2021-12-31.

1.1.3.2       Work tables

This specification sets the requirements for a work table and writing table intended for use in an office environment according to the European standard EN 527-2. EN 527-1 is specified in the item 1.2. Dimensions. For tables equipped with an electric motor for adjusting table height, CE marking is a requirement.

When declaring office work tables, you should also specify the type of table referred to in the declaration, table for sitting, standing or sit/stand. You must also specify the degree of adjustability according to one of four categories A, B, C and D which are specified in EN 527-1:2011.

 

Type A: Fully adjustable

Type B: Height selectable

Type C: Fixed height

Type D: Limited adjustability or selectability

 

Include work tables and writing tables according to the following definition

·         Tables intended for office work performed by a person.

·         Storage units, which are included and coupled/fixed to the table shall be tested in applicable parts according to the applicable standards for storage furniture for offices.

EN 527-2:2016+A1:2019*

Office furniture – Work tables and desks – Mechanical safety requirements

* Tests performed according to EN 527-2:2016 are accepted until 2022-12-31.

1.1.3.3       

Storage furniture

The following standards set the requirements on an item of storage furniture for use in an office environment.

EN 14073-2:2004

Office furniture – Storage furniture – Part 2: Safety requirements

EN 16121:2013 + A1:2018 Level 1

Non-domestic furniture - Storage furniture - Strength, durability and safety requirements

 

For other freestanding storage furniture such as coat hangers or magazine racks, additional requirements as specified below apply

EN 1023-2:2000*

Office furniture - Screens - Part 2: Mechanical safety requirements

*Lateral stability only

1.1.3.4        Screens

The following standards establish the requirements that partitions for office environments should meet. The requirements cover stand-alone partitions. Declaring the equivalent sound-absorbing area and screen damping according to section 1.6 Acoustics is optional.

EN 1023-2:2000

Office furniture - Screens – Part 2: Mechanical safety requirements

 

1.1.3.5        Table mounted screens

The following standards set the requirements for screens intended for use in office environments. The requirements cover screens mounted on table tops for offices. It is also optional to declare equivalent sound-absorption area and screen damping according to section 1.6 Acoustics.

EN 1023-2:2000*

Office furniture – Partitions – Part 2: Mechanical safety requirements

EN 14073-2:2004**

Office furniture – Storage furniture – Part 2: Safety requirements

*Load-bearing screen with loads according to EN 1023-2 and 2 times the manufacturer’s maximum recommended weight.

** Horizontal force 80 N 100 mm from top edge of screen according to EN 14073-2, after testing should be adjustable to original position, damage criteria: breakage, deformation, stability. Vertical force 200 N function and 300 N safety (10 x 10 seconds), 100 mm from edge of screen, damage criteria: no breakage. General exception for lightweight screens where mgh ≤65 Nm, m= mass (kg), g= gravitational acceleration (m/s2), height above floor to the screen’s centre of gravity (m).

 

 

1.1.3.6        Sound absorbents

 

The following requirements apply for measuring and calculating a sound absorbent's acoustic performance. Products that are declared in Acoustic Facts fulfil the requirements listed in the specification. Acoustic performance data reported according to this specification can be used for calculating and dimensioning a room's acoustic performance.

In “Guide för ljudabsorbenter” (“Guide for sound absorbents”) at www.mobelfakta.se there are recommended minimum values for sound absorption capacity. Procuring organisations such as Kammarkollegiet (The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency) use these recommended levels in their procurements.

Sound absorbing area

The below-specified standards for measuring and calculating acoustic performance the sound absorbing area of the sound absorbent shall be reported in the form of a diagram. Complete documentation on performed measurements and calculations in accordance with the standards above shall be kept available.

 

The requirements cover individual sound absorbents and larger composite surfaces (> 10m2) with several sound absorbents.

EN ISO 354:2003

Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room.

Individual items are evaluated in accordance with the Swedish standard:

ISO 20189:2018*   

Acoustics -- Screens, furniture and single objects intended for interior use -- Rating of sound absorption and sound reduction of elements based on laboratory measurements

Larger surfaces (>10m2) made up of multiple objects should be evaluated in accordance with the Swedish and international standard:

SS-EN ISO 11654:1997

Acoustics - Sound absorbents for use in buildings - Rating of sound absorption

* Evaluations performed according to SS 25269:2013 are accepted until 2021-12-31.

1.1.3.7        Writing boards

1.1.3.8        

The following standard establishes the requirements for writing boards and is applicable for safety in normal use, the surface properties, durability of construction and ergonomics.

The requirements cover wall-mounted and stand-alone writing boards of the type writing boards and chalk boards, for educational institutions, offices, conference and board rooms.

EN 1434:2010

Writing boards for educational institutions - Ergonomic, technical and safety requirements and their test methods
When testing whiteboards in accordance with EN 14434:2010 the whiteboards should meet the standard requirements and minimum level 2 should achieved in terms of
- 7.2.3 Ability to write and erase
- 7.3.2 Scratching
- 7.4.2 Staining
- 7.5.2 Colour degradation

When testing chalk board in accordance with EN 14434:2010 the writing boards should meet the standard requirements and minimum level 2 should achieved in terms of
- 8.3.3 Ability to write
- 8.4.2 Scratching
- 8.5.2 Staining
- 8.6.2 Colour degradation

 


 

1.1.4     Educational environments

School environment refers to the educational environment such as classrooms including preschool

For other types of furniture – not in classrooms – following applies:

Workplaces: 1.1.3 Office environment

Others: 1.1.2 Non-domestic

1.1.4.1        Seating furniture

The following standards set the requirements for chairs/seating furniture intended for use in school environments.

·         Student chairs in classrooms

EN 1729-2:2012+ A1:2016*

Furniture - Chairs and tables for educational institutions - Part 2: Safety requirements and test methods.

 

1.1.4.2        Seating for children

The following standard sets the requirements for seating for children in domestic use. The requirement is based on that the furniture is used by children that is able to sit and walk by themselves up to 14 years.

The requirements is divided into 3 seating sizes  based on age and body height

Seating size 1: 1-3 years

Seating size 2: 4-7 years

Seating size 3: 8-14 years

It applies to the seating function only. If the seating has additional functions or can be converted into other products, other relevant European Standards may apply.

The standard is developed under a mandate from the EU-Commission,  M/527 (Children seats).

Standarden är utarbetad under mandat från EU kommissionen M/527 (Childrens seats) and it is inteded to be published in the OJEC. 

FprEN 17191:2020*

 

Seating for children – Safety requirements and test methods

*The standard is sent on formal vote and will be published without any technical changes during 2021.

 

 

1.1.4.3        Tables

The following standard sets the requirements for tables intended for use in education/school environments.

·         Desk/work tables, other than those subject to office work requirements.

Glass as a material is included in section 1.7.

 

EN 1729-2:2012+
A1:2016*

Furniture - Chairs and tables for educational institutions - Part 2: Safety requirements and test methods.



1.1.4.4         Storage

The following standard sets the requirements for storage furniture intended for use in education/school environments The requirements apply to all types of storage furniture:

·         Cupboard/cabinet/corner cupboard

·         Chest of drawers/draw unit

·         Bookshelf

·         Bureau

 

Fittings:

·         Base cabinet

·         Wall cabinet

·         High cabinet

·         Worktops

·         Coat hangers

·         Magazine racks

 

The furniture may be either freestanding or attached to the wall/building.

 

SS-EN 16121:2013** + A1: 2018 Level 1

Non-domestic furniture – Storage furniture – Strength, durability and safety requirements.

For other freestanding storage furniture such as magazine racks, coat hangers, etc. additional requirements as specified below apply:

EN 1023-2:2000*

Office furniture - Screens - Part 2: Mechanical safety requirements

*refers only to l stability only stability according to EN 1023-3:2000, 6.1


 

1.1.4.5        Children’s high chairs

 

The following standards establish the requirements on children's high chairs in school environments. The requirements for high chairs include two different categories; active and passive high chairs. Active chairs are chairs where the child is strapped into the chair and passive chairs are where the child is not strapped in. The category of chair must be specified.

The requirements for high chairs are based upon the chair being used by children aged 6-36 months.

EN 14988: 2017

Children’s high chairs - Part 1: Safety requirements

 

1.1.4.6        Partitions

The following standards establish the requirements that a partition for educational institutions should meet. The requirements cover stand-alone partitions. Declaring the equivalent sound-absorbing area and screen damping according to section 1.6 Acoustics is optional.

EN 1023-2:2000

Office furniture - Screens – Part 2: Mechanical safety requirements

 

1.1.4.7        Sound absorbents

 

The following requirements apply for measuring and calculating a sound absorbent's acoustic performance. Products that are declared in Acoustic Facts fulfil the requirements listed in the specification. Acoustic performance data reported according to this specification can be used for calculating and dimensioning a room's acoustic performance.

In “Guide för ljudabsorbenter” (“Guide for sound absorbents”) at www.mobelfakta.se there are recommended minimum values for sound absorption capacity. Procuring organisations such as Kammarkollegiet (The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency) use these recommended levels in their procurements.

Sound absorbing area

The below-specified standards for measuring and calculating acoustic performance the sound absorbing area of the sound absorbent shall be reported in the form of a diagram. Complete documentation on performed measurements and calculations in accordance with the standards above shall be kept available.

 

The requirements cover individual sound absorbents and larger composite surfaces (> 10m2) with several sound absorbents.

 

EN ISO 354:2003

Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room.

Individual items are evaluated in accordance with the Swedish standard:

ISO 20189:2018* 

Acoustics -- Screens, furniture and single objects intended for interior use -- Rating of sound absorption and sound reduction of elements based on laboratory measurements

Larger surfaces (>10m2) made up of multiple objects should be evaluated in accordance with the Swedish and international standard:

SS-EN ISO 11654:1997

Acoustics - Sound absorbents for use in buildings - Rating of sound absorption

* Evaluations performed according to SS 25269:2013 are accepted until 2021-12-31.

 


 

1.1.4.8        Writing boards

1.1.4.9        

The following standard establishes the requirements for writing boards and is applicable for safety in normal use, the surface properties, durability of construction and ergonomics.

The requirements cover wall-mounted and stand-alone writing boards of the type writing boards and chalk boards, for educational institutions, offices, conference and board rooms.

EN 14434:2010

Writing boards for educational institutions - Ergonomic, technical and safety requirements and their test methods
When testing whiteboards in accordance with EN 14434:2010 the writing boards should meet the standard requirements and minimum level 2 should achieved in terms of
- 7.2.3 Ability to write and erase
- 7.3.2 Scratching
- 7.4.2 Staining
- 7.5.2 Colour degradation

When testing chalk boards in accordance with EN 14434:2010 the writing boards should meet the standard requirements and minimum level 2 should achieved in terms of
- 8.3.3 Ability to write
- 8.4.2 Scratching
- 8.5.2 Staining
- 8.6.2 Colour degradation

 

1.1.5     Outdoor

1.1.5.1        Seating furniture

 

The following standards set the requirements for seating for adults mainly intended for use in outdoor environments. The requirements include all types of outdoor seating intended for camping, domestic and non-domestic environments.

Seating furniture loungers, sun-beds, etc. shall fulfil the requirements according to section 3. Requirements and test sequence for stability and function are in standard EN 581-2.

EN 581-1:2017 +

EN 581-2:2015

Outdoor furniture – Seating and tables for camping, domestic and contract use – Part 1: General safety requirements.
Part 1: General safety requirements

 

1.1.5.2        Tables

1.1.5.3        

The following standards set the requirements for a table for adults intended for use in outdoor environments.
The requirements include all types of tables for outdoor use in camping, domestic and non-domestic environment.

EN 581-1:2017 +

EN 581-3:2017

Outdoor furniture – Seating and tables for camping, domestic and non-domestic use.
Part 1: General safety requirements

 

 

 


 

1.2      Dimensions

Dimensions can be attributed to two groups of standards; safety/function and ergonomics. The standards related to safety are found in item 1.1 Safety/function. They are relevant when testing furniture of the respective type of furniture.

1.2.1     Office furniture

The following standards set the requirements for the types of furniture that have separate standards with requirements for ergonomics. That is work chairs, work tables and screens, all in the office environment use class.

1.2.1.1       Office work chairs

The following standards set the requirements for work chairs intended for use in office environments with respect to dimensions.

 

Work chairs for offices can be divided into three categories – Ax, A, B and C.
The categorisation is determined by the chair's adjustment possibilities that are determined in the dimensional requirements in EN 1335-1:2020 and CEN/TR 1335-4. The requirements are based on being used eight hours a day by a person weighing 110 kg. When declaring a work chair, the chair’s category must be specified as below.

Type A: Seat – revolving, more adjustable height and adjustable seating-depth compared to Type A and adjustable leaning.

Type A: Seat – revolving, adjustable height, adjustable seating-depth and adjustable leaning.
Type B: Seat – revolving, adjustable height, fixed/ adjustable seating-depth, fixed/ adjustable leaning.
Type C: Seat – revolving, adjustable height, fixed/ adjustable seating-depth, fixed/ adjustable leaning. Backrest – fixed height.

EN 1335-1:2000

Office furniture – Office work chair – Part 1: Determination of dimensions.

* Tests performed according to EN 1335-1:2000 are accepted until 2023-12-31.

1.2.1.2       Office work tables

The following standards set the requirements for work tables for use in an office environment with respect to dimensions.

 

When declaring office work tables, you should also specify the type of table referred to in the declaration, table for sitting, standing or sit/stand. You must also specify the degree of adjustability according to one of four categories A, B, C and D which are specified in EN 527-1:2011.

 

Type A: Fully adjustable

Type B: Height selectable

Type C: Fixed height

Type D: Limited adjustability or selectability



EN 527-1:2011

Office furniture – Work tables and desks – Part 1: Dimensions.

 

1.2.1.3       Office screens

The following standards set the requirements for screens for use in office environments with respect to dimensions. The requirements cover stand-alone screens. Declaring the equivalent sound-absorbing area and screen damping according to section 1.6 Acoustics is optional.

SS-EN 1023-1:1996

Office furniture – Screens – Part 1: Dimensions.

 


 

1.3      Surface resistance

Requirements for the surfaces of furniture apply to all varnished surfaces and to foiled or laminated hard surfaces. The requirements do not apply to surfaces treated with oil, wax or equivalent. Care and treatment recommendations should be provided with the furniture. Chromed and untreated surfaces are exempt. The requirements apply to all use classes.

1.3.1     Use classes – indoor

The following specification sets the requirements for the resistance of surfaces on furniture intended for use in indoor environments.

Application

Use class

Furniture surface

Requirements

Domestic

Seating furniture
Tables
Reclining furniture Storage furniture

Undercarriage - legs and frames Undercarriage - legs and frames Undercarriage - legs and frames Interior surfaces incl. drawer bottoms.

Requirement category 1

Seating furniture Reclining furniture Storage furniture

Seats, backrests and arm rests Other surfaces excl. bases  External surfaces

Requirement category 2

Tables

Table tops

Requirement category 4

Non-domestic/offices

Seating furniture Tables Reclining furniture Storage furniture

Undercarriage - legs and frames Undercarriage - legs and frames Undercarriage - legs and frames Interior surfaces incl. drawer bottoms.

Requirement category 1

Seating furniture Reclining furniture Storage furniture

Seats, backrests and arm rests  Other surfaces excl. undercarriages   External surfaces 

Requirement category 2

Table tops

 

Requirement category 4

Table tops

Designed for restaurants, cafés, study environments, etc.

Requirement category 5

Kitchen and bathroom fittings

 

Interior surfaces and drawer bottoms, excluding shelves and bottoms

Requirement category 1

 

Exterior surfaces, shelves and bottoms

Requirement category 3

Worktop

 

Requirement category 6

 


 

 

 

Requirement category

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

Testing

References

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water 1)

EN 12720:2009+A1:2013

6 hours a)

16 hours

16 hours

24 hours

24 hours

24 hours

 

Fat 1)

EN 12720:2009+A1:2013

24 hours b)

24 hours

24 hours

24 hours

24 hours

24 hours

 

Fat + scratching 1)

SS 83 91 22: 2017

-

-

-

24 hours + 3 N

24 hours + 5 N

24 hours + 5 N

 

Scratching

SIS 83 91 17 2) C)

alt. EN 15186 3)

-

 

3 N

1,5 N

3 N

1,5 N

3 N

1,5 N

5 N

3 N

5 N

3 N

 

Alcohol 1)

EN 12720:2009+A1:2013

-

 

-

-

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

 

Coffee 1)

EN 12720:2009+A1:2013

-

1 hour d)

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

 

Dry heat 1)

EN 12722:2009+A1:2013

-

-

-

70° C

70° C

180°C

 

Wet heat 1)

EN 12721:2009+A1:2013

-

-

-

-

-

85°C

 

Heat to edges 1)

NS 8061: 1983

-

-

-

-

-

85°C

 

Assessment of edges 1)

SS 83 91 20 :2017

-

-

6 hour e)

-

-

1 hour

 

Perspiration– acid and neutral 1) according to EN ISO 105-E04:2013

EN 12720:2009+A1:2013

-

1 hour f)

-

-

-

-

 

Impact on surface and edge 1)

SS 83 91 23

-

-

25 mme)

-

-

25 mm

 

Steam to edge – doors 1)

SS 83 91 25:2021

-

-

55° (±5)g)

-

-

-

 

Steam to edge – worktop 1)

SS 83 91 24:2021

-

-

-

-

-

55° (±5)

 


 

1) = When grading, 4 is the lowest approved score.
 2) = Max. scratch width 0.5 mm. Penetration of varnishing coating not acceptable.

3) = Max. scratch width 0.3 mm.

 For laminates, requirements and testing according to EN 438-2, -3 are also accepted., should also include clauses 10, 16, 20, 25 and 26 with the same fluids as in the table above and wet heat according to EN 12721:2009. VGS is accepted for requirement category 1–5 level and level HGS is required for requirement category 6, level and testing of edge of finished board.
 For melamine-faced boards, requirements and testing according to EN 14322:2017 are also accepted with fluids according the Table above.

a) For the inside back of kitchen fittings, 1 hour applies.

b) For the inside back of the kitchen fittings, Grease 24 h

c) Testing according to SS 83 91 17 is accepted until further notice

d) Applies to storage furniture - external horizontal surfaces

e) Applies to doors and drawer pieces in kitchens and bathrooms

 f) Applies to arm rest

g) Applies to doors in kitchens and bathrooms


 

1.3.2     Use classes – outdoor

The following specification sets the requirements for the resistance of surfaces on furniture intended for use in outdoor environments.

Application

Use class

Furniture surface

Requirements

Camping

Seating furniture
Tables
Reclining furniture

All surfaces

Requirement cat. 1  

Domestic environment

Seating furniture
Tables
Reclining furniture

Undercarriage - legs and frames Undercarriage - legs and frames Undercarriage - legs and frames

Requirement cat. 1

Seating furniture
Seating and reclining furniture
Storage furniture

Seats, backrests and armrests Other surfaces excl. undercarriage   External surfaces 

Requirement cat. 2

Tables

Table tops

Requirement cat. 3

Non-domestic

Seating furniture
Tables
Seating and reclining furniture

Undercarriage - legs and frames
Applies to those parts of the lower leg and legs that are accessible for wear Undercarriage - legs and frames Undercarriage - legs and frames

Requirement cat. 1

Seating furniture
Seating and reclining furniture

Seats, backrests and armrests  Other surfaces excl. undercarriage 

Requirement cat. 2

Table tops

Table tops

Requirement cat. 3

 

 

 

 

Requirement category

 

 

1

2

3

Testing:

References:

 

 

 

Water 1)

EN 12720:2009+A1:2013

16 hours

24 hours

24 hours

Fat 1)

EN 12720:2009+A1:2013

24 hours

24 hours

24 hours

Alcohol 1)

EN 12720:2009+A1:2013

-

-

1 hour

Coffee 1)

EN 12720:2009+A1:2013

-

-

1 hour

Dry heat 1)

EN 12722:2009+A1:2013

-

-

70°c

Perspiration – acid and neutral 1) according to
EN ISO 105-E04:2013

SS-EN
12722:2009+A1:2013

-

1 hour

-

 

1)       When grading, 4 is the lowest approved score.

Supplementary requirements for metal surfaces 
Applies to furniture in steel, untreated and surface-treated.
Corrosion testing with salt spray according to method Salt spray EN-ISO 9227 
 

 

Use class

Furniture surface

Requirements

Camping

All

6 hours. ≥5
Assessment according to EN-ISO 10289

Domestic environment

All

24 hours. ≥5
Assessment according to EN-ISO 10289

Non-domestic environment

All

72 hours. ≥5
Assessment according to EN-ISO 10289

 


 

1.4      Fire

1.4.1     Upholstered seating furniture

The following standards set the requirements for upholstered seating furniture. The standard applies to all use environments except outdoor furniture explicitly for outdoor use only. As an alternative to a valid test report from an accredited laboratory, a certificate/product data sheet from the textile supplier is acceptable which proves that the textile has been tested and approved according to EN 1021:2014 with standard polyether (20-22 kg/m3) as padding. This requires the declared item of furniture to have polyether padding with a density equal to or greater than 22 kg/m3.

EN 1021-1:2014*

Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture – Part 1: Ignition source: Smouldering cigarette.

1.4.2     Reclining furniture and mattresses

The following standard sets the requirements for beds or mattresses. The standard applies to all use environments except outdoor furniture explicitly for outdoor use only.

EN 597-1:2016

Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed bases – Part 1:  Ignition source: Smouldering cigarette.




 

1.5      Upholstery

For furniture with upholstery, the following requirements on the upholstery shall be met. Applies to seating furniture, screen and sound absorbents. Not all the requirements below are applicable to screens and sound absorbents, see exceptions below.

1.5.1     Leather

This specification sets the requirements for a leather furniture upholstery. An alternative to the specified requirements specified in the table below is that the leather upholstery fulfils the requirements in SS-EN 13336:2012
The requirements do not apply for sheepskin. For artificial leather, requirements specified in 1.5.1.1.

 Characteristics

Test method

Requirements:

Colour fastness to rubbing Decolouring and change in colour

EN ISO 11640:2018*

EN ISO 11641:2012 – Artificial sweat

Assessment according to:
EN ISO 105-A02:1993 and
EN ISO 105-A03:1993
Assessment according to grey scale

Aniline
- dry leather/dry fabric 50 cycles.   ≥ 3-4
- wet leather/ dry fabric 20 cycles.      ≥ 3-4
- sweat-soaked fabric 20 cycles.      ≥ 3-4 Semi-aniline
- dry leather/dry fabric 500 cycles.   ≥ 4
- wet leather/ dry fabric 150 cycles.      ≥ 3
- sweat soaked fabric  80 cycles.           ≥ 3 Surface-dyed
- dry leather/dry fabric 500 cycles.   ≥ 4
- wet leather/ dry fabric 250 cycles.        ≥ 3
- sweat soaked fabric 80 cycles.          ≥ 3

Light fastness

EN ISO 105-B02:2014
Xenon arc light
Assessment according to blue scale  

Aniline                     ≥ 3
Semi-aniline              ≥ 5
Surface-dyed:            ≥ 5

Adhesion – surface finish**

EN ISO 11644:2009

- dry                         ≥ 2 N/10 mm
- wet                         ≥ 2 N/10 mm

Flexing resistance

EN ISO 5402-1:2017

 

Aniline:        Not applicable
Other:          20,000 cycles
                    No finish cracks permitted

Tear strength

EN ISO 3377-2: 2016

≥ 20 N

Determination of cold crack temperature of surface coatings

EN ISO 17233: 2017

Aniline:        Not applicable
Other:          10°C,  No finish cracks permitted.

Colour fastness to water spotting

EN ISO 15700: 2000
EN ISO 105-A02:1993.
Assessment
No manual treatment before
testing

≥ 3
 No permanent swelling permitted

*Tests performed according to EN ISO 11640 are accepted until 2021-12-31
**The requirement is only applicable if there is a smooth surface layer that can be glued against a board without the glue penetrating the surface layer. The surface layer must also be > 15 μm for the requirement to be applicable
.

 

 

 

 

 

1.5.1.1        Artificial leather

1.5.1.2        

The following standards set the requirements for an artificial leather shall fulfil. An alterative to the specified requirements in the table is that the upholstery fulfils the requirement’s in SS-EN 15618:2019+A1:2013 Level (with the deviation for Adhesion where level E applies and Tear strength where level C applies) regarding these properties.

 

Characteristics

Test method

Requirements:

Colour fastness to rubbing Decolouring and change in colour

SS-EN ISO 105-X12:2016

- dry  ≥4
- wet ≥4

Light fastness

SS-EN IOS 105-B02:2014

≥ 5

Adhesion – surface finish

SS-EN ISO 2411:2017

- longitudinal  ≥ 15 N
- transversal  ≥ 15 N

Tensile strength

SS-EN ISO 1421:2017

- longitudinal  ≥ 250 N/5cm
- transversal  ≥ 180 N/5cm 

Tear strength

ISO 4674-1:2016

- longitudinal  ≥ 20 N
- transversal  ≥ 20 N *

*Applies only to artificial leather with fabric base.


 

1.5.2     Textile (indoor furniture)

This specification sets all the requirements for textile upholstery intended for indoor use.
The requirements do not apply for webbing and mesh material. For artificial leather, see adapted requirements under 1.5.1.1.

Characteristics

Test method

Requirements:
Domestic

Requirements:
Non-domestic   Office  

Resistance to abrasion:
- Change of colour
- Change of appearance (Pile textiles)
- Endpoint, two broken threads
- Endpoint, two bald patches (Pile textiles)

EN ISO 12947-2:2017*
 


3 000 cycles. ≥ 3-4
10,000 cycles. ≥ 4
≥ 35,000 cycles
≥ 35,000 cycles


3,000 cycles. ≥ 4
15,000 cycles. ≥ 4
≥ 40,000 cycles

≥ 40,000 cycles

Fastness to piling**

EN ISO 12945-2:2000

5,000 cycles ≥ 3

5,000 cycles ≥ 3-4

Light fastness

EN ISO 105-B02:2014

≥ 5

≥5

Seam slippage (warp and weft)  

EN ISO 13936-2:2004
Alternatively
EN ISO 13936-3:2007

See “Seam slippage” under item 1.5.4

See “Seam slippage” under item 1.5.4

Colour fastness to chafing:
- Staining/change of colour, dry
- Staining, wet 

EN ISO 105–X12:2016
 


≥ 4
≥ 3-4


≥ 4
≥ 3-4

Colour fastness to water wash: (Applies to washable upholstery)
- Staining, multi-fibre
- Change of colour
- Staining of own material 

EN ISO 105-C06:2010



≥ 3-4
≥ 4
≥ 4-5



≥ 4
≥ 4
≥4-5

Colour fastness to dry cleaning:
(Applies to washable upholstery)
- Staining, multi-fibre
- Change of colour
 - Staining of own material 

EN ISO 105-D01:2010



≥ 3-4
≥ 4
≥4-5



≥ 3-4
≥ 4
≥4-5

Colour fastness to water spotting:
- Change of colour

EN ISO 105-E16:2007


≥ 4


≥ 4

Colour fastness to perspiration; 
acid and alkaline
- Staining, multi-fibre
- change of colour

EN ISO 105-E04:2013



≥ 4



≥ 4

Dimensional change
- Applies to removable and washable upholstery  (incl. water and dry cleaning)  

EN ISO 5077:2008

See section “Dimensional change” under item 1.5.4

See section “Dimensional change” under item 1.5.4

For requirements with no measurement units, use the scale of 1-5, where 5 is best. For ”Colour fastness to artificial light” the scale of 1-8 applies, where 8 is best.


* Tests according to EN ISO 12947-2/AC:2006 are accepted until 2021-12-31

**Textiles in wool can have an initial piling which decreases after a period of use,  for approved results, pilling should be ≥3-4 at 10,000 cycles 

1.5.3     Textile (outdoor furniture)

This specification sets the requirements on textile upholstery intended for outdoor use.
The requirements do not apply for webbing and mesh material. For artificial leather, see adapted requirements under 1.5.1.1.

Characteristics

Test method

Requirements: Domestic environment

Requirements: Non-domestic use

Resistance to abrasion:

- Endpoint, two broken threads

EN ISO 12947-2:2017*



15,000 cycles



30,000 cycles

Fastness to piling

EN ISO 12945-2:2000
5,000 cycles

≥ 3

≥ 3-4

Colour fastness to artificial light/exposure

EN ISO 105-B10:2011
method A, 500 h

≥ 4

≥4

Colour fastness to chafing:
- Staining, dry
- Staining, wet

EN ISO 105–X12:2002


≥ 4
≥ 3-4


≥ 4
≥ 3-4

Colour fastness to water wash: (Applies to washable upholstery)
- Staining, multi-fibre
- Staining of own material 
- Change of colour

EN ISO 105-C06:2010



≥ 3-4
≥ 3-4
≥ 4



≥ 4
≥ 4
≥ 4

Colour fastness to water spotting:
- Change of colour

EN ISO 105-E16:2007


≥ 4


≥ 4

Colour fastness to sweat;  
acid and alkaline
- Staining, multi-fibre
- Change of colour

EN ISO 105-E04:2013



≥ 4
≥ 4



≥ 4
≥ 4

Dimensional change
Applies to removable and washable upholstery (incl. water and dry cleaning)  

EN ISO 5077:2008

See section "Dimensional change" under item 1.5.4

See section "Dimensional change" under item 1.5.4

*Tests according to EN ISO 12947-2/AC:2006 are accepted until 2021-12-31

Parasol, sun-shield etc.

Characteristics

Test method

Requirements: Domestic

Requirements: Non-domestic

Colour fastness to artificial light/exposure

EN ISO 105-B10:2011
method A, 500 h

≥ 4

≥4

Colour fastness to water wash: (Applies to washable upholstery)
- Staining, multi-fibre
 - Staining of own material
- Change of colour

EN ISO 105-C06:2010



≥ 3-4
≥ 3-4
≥ 4



≥ 4
≥ 4
≥ 4

Colour fastness to water spotting:
 - Change of colour

EN ISO 105-E16:2007


≥ 4


≥ 4

Break strength:
- warp and weft

EN ISO 13934-1:2013


≥ 1,000 N


≥ 1,000 N

Tear strength:
- warp and weft

EN ISO 13937-2


≥ 35 N


≥ 35 N

Dimensional change
Applies to removable and washable upholstery  (incl. water and dry cleaning)  

EN ISO 5077:2008

See section "Dimensional change" under item 1.5.4

See section "Dimensional change" under item 1.5.4

For requirements with no measurement units, use the scale of 1-5, where 5 is best. For "Colour fastness to artificial light/exposure”, the scale of 1-8 applies, where 8 is best.

1.5.4     Terms

Seam slippage
The textile supplier is required to specify seam slippage according to the standards listed in table 1.5.2. The furniture producer is responsible for providing covering and seams that are adapted to the textile’s seam slippage for the purpose of producing sustainable upholstery.

Dimensional changes
On furniture with removable and washable upholstery, the upholstery material/detail must be replaced in a manner that gives the furniture the correct appearance and function. The furniture manufacturer is responsible for meeting this requirement. The textile supplier is required to specify the dimension change in conjunction with washing as described above according to the standards listed in table 1.5.2 and 1.5.3.

Labelling
Removable and washable upholstery must be labelled with washing instructions.

Fire
The fabric must meet the requirements according to the standard EN 1021-1:2014*. Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of padded furniture – Part 1: Ignition source: Smouldering cigarette. This standard applies for all environments with the exception of partitions and outdoor furniture which is exclusively intended for outdoor use.

Exceptions
Fabric upholstery material for partitions and sound absorbents is only subject to the requirements for light fastness according to 1.5.2. Webbing and mesh are materials not subject to the requirements for upholstery under 1.4 or Upholstery under 1.5.

Sampling
When selecting fabric samples from a collection of fabrics for testing according to the standards in table 1.5.1, 1.5.2 and 1.5.3. a representative selection shall be taken which in scope can vary depending on the collection’s variation in colours and patterns Not all the variants of the fabric need to be tested and the selection should preferably be made in consultation with the testing laboratory that is performing the test. The principle for sampling is that the test results should be representative for the whole collection which is why different colours from light to dark should be tested and also different patterns if they vary. A sample can consist of 3 - 8 variants from the collection depending on its variation.

Documentation
The furniture producer should be able to show documentation/test certificate, proving that the covering material included in Möbelfakta’s furniture label meets the requirements. Documentation/test certificate must be issued by an independent testing laboratory or internal laboratory with the required expertise or a certificate from a subcontractor.

The documentation should be for the covering that is produced/delivered from time to time.  If there is a change in the covering product that affects its function and characteristics, new tests as described above should be performed.

 

 

1.6      Acoustics

Requirements on the reporting of the acoustic performance of an item of furniture or sound absorbent are set in accordance with the standards below. Products that are declared in Acoustic Facts fulfil the requirements listed in the specification. Acoustic performance data reported according to this specification can be used for calculating and dimensioning a room's acoustic performance.

In “Guide för ljudabsorbenter” (“Guide for sound absorbents”) at www.mobelfakta.se there are recommended minimum values for sound absorption capacity. Procuring organisations such as Kammarkollegiet (The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency) use these recommended levels in their procurements.

The specification is mandatory for reporting the equivalent sound absorption area for sound absorbents but is optional for other categories of furniture.

An item of furniture that is used as a sound absorbing unit can be measured in accordance with the international standard:

SS-EN ISO 354:2003

Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room.

Individual objects evaluated regarding equivalent sound absorption area  in accordance with the Swedish standard:

ISO 20189:2018* 

Acoustics -- Screens, furniture and single objects intended for interior use -- Rating of sound absorption and sound reduction of elements based on laboratory measurements

Larger surfaces (>10 m2) of multiple objects are evaluated in accordance with the new Swedish and international standard:

SS-EN ISO 11654:1997

Acoustics - Sound absorbents for use in buildings - Rating of sound absorption

An item of furniture that is used as a screening-off unit shall be measured (optional) in accordance with international standard and are evaluated regarding screen damping in accordance with the Swedish standard:

SS-ISO 10053: 2003

Acoustics - Screens or single objects - evaluation with regard to sound absorption and screen damping

ISO 20189:2018* 

Acoustics -- Screens, furniture and single objects intended for interior use -- Rating of sound absorption and sound reduction of elements based on laboratory measurements

*Evaluations performed according to SS 25269:2013 are accepted until 2021-12-31

Equivalent sound-absorption area 

The equivalent sound-absorption area [m2 Sabine] must upon declaration be presented in a diagram in accordance with  ISO 20189:2018 alternately SS-EN-ISO 11654:1997 This is a requirement for sound absorbents as a furniture category. Complete documentation of measurements performed and calculations in accordance with the standards above must be available.

Screen damping

For an item of furniture that is used as a screening-off unit the screen damping Δ Ls [dB] must be declared in a diagram in accordance with ISO 20189:2018. Complete documentation of measurements performed and calculations in accordance with the standards above must be available when the screen damping is declared.

 

* Evaluations according to SS 25269:2013 accepted until 2021-12-31

 

1.7      Glass

Glass in furniture must meet the requirements in the respective standard for the appropriate furniture category and use class according to the standards given below. Alternately safety glass* can be used.

SS-EN 14072:2003

Furniture – Glass in furniture – Test methods

*Glass meets the requirements on safety glass when:

- CE-marked according to 12150-2:2004 or

- the glass meets the fragmentation testing according to EN 12150-1:2015, section 8. or

- the glass breaks as described in EN 12600:2003 according to type B or type C.   

 


2         ENVIRONMENT

2.1      Mandatory material requirements

Exemptions from “Mandatory material requirements”: Small, simple components such as Velcro, zipper, fabric straps, furniture pads and the like that are not made of PVC are not covered by the mandatory material requirements.

 

The manufacturer of the furniture must be able to provide collective documentation that proves the criteria in Möbelfakta’s material requirements below are met. There are templates for subcontractor certificates available for download at www.mobelfakta.se which can be used as verification of fulfilment of the requirements.

 

2.1.1     SVHC/ECHA’s candidate list

No chemicals included in ECHA’s candidate list of SVHC may be contained in levels of >0.1% by weight in the components, parts or chemicals that are included or used in the manufacturing of the furniture/product. See https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table

 

2.1.2     Wood and wood-based material

2.1.2.1        Origin of wood-based material

Routines must be in place to ensure that wood and wood based material are traceable and come from legal and acceptable sources. Acceptable source means:

1. Has legal ownership and access rights.

2. Follows nationally and locally applicable laws and regulations regarding use, environment, labour and   

    welfare, health and safety, and other parties' rights.

3. Pays the relevant taxes and charges related to use.

4. Follows CITES regulations (only applicable to certain tree species, see the CITES website).

 

2.1.2.2        Formaldehyde in wood-based flat panels

MDF and HDF containing formaldehyde based components / additives must not emit more formaldehyde than 65%* of E1 according to EN 13986 or similar method****.

Other wood-based flat panels* (particle boards, fibre boards (MDF, HDF), OSB, plywood and edge glued panels*** containing formaldehyde based components / additives must not emit more formaldehyde than 50%* of E1 according to EN 13986 or similar method****.

*Previous requirements corresponding to E1 are approved during a transition period until 2022-11-01

**The requirement does not apply to molded parts.

***For certain types of boards (e.g. edge glued panels) reference may be made to the SDS for the adhesives used in the manufacture of the board.

****E.g. chamber method (EN-717-1), gas analysis method (EN-717-2) or perforator method (EN-120).


 

2.1.3     Textile and leather

2.1.3.1        Certifications

If a valid certificate is available that proves all textile complies with EU Ecolabel 2009/567/EC or 2014/350/EU, then the textile requirements are considered to be fulfilled.

If a valid certificate is available that proves all textile/leather complies with Oeko-Tex standard 100 (I, II) then the textile/leather requirements are considered to be fulfilled.

If there is a valid certificate available from “Svanen” (Nordic Ecolabelling of textiles, hides/skins and leather ver. 4 or later) for included leather and/or textiles then the requirements for the textile/leather referred to in the certificate are considered to be fulfilled.

If there is a valid certificate available from GOTS version 5/2017 or later for included textiles and/or leather is available, the requirements are considered to be met for the included textiles/leather to which the certificate applies.

If there is a valid certificate available from Bra Miljöval's criteria for textiles (category fiber and preparation) version 2012 or later for included textiles and/or leather is available, the requirements are considered to be met for the included textiles/leather to which the certificate applies.

 

2.1.3.2        Flame retardants in textile/leather

Valid product data sheet, EPD, product information, certificate from supplier or other documentation for all included textile/leather verifying that none of the flame retardants below have been actively added or that the levels do not exceed 0.1% by weight, must be available.

Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)

CAS: 59536-65-1

Decabromodiphenyl ether (dekaBDE)

CAS: 1163-19-5

Pentabromdiphenylether (pentaBDE)

CAS: 32534-81-9

Oktabromdiphenylether (oktaBDE)

CAS: 32536-52-0

Tris (2,3-dibrompropyl) phosphate (TBPP)

CAS: 126-72-7

Tris (1-aziridinyl) phosphine oxide (TEPA)

CAS: 545-55-1

Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)

CAS: 25637-99-4

Tris (2 chlorethyl) phosphate (TCEP)

CAS: 115-96-8

Tris(1,3-dichloroisopropyl)phosphate (TDCPP)

CAS-nr: 13674-87-8

 

2.1.3.3        Softeners/phthalates in textile/leather

 

The requirement has been removed from 2.1.3 Textile / leather and is moved to 2.1.4 Plastic and rubber

 

 

2.1.3.4        Formaldehyde in textile/leather

Valid product data sheet, EPD, product information, certificate from supplier for all included textile/leather or other documentation that proves the emission of formaldehyde is less than 75 ppm (mg/kg), must be available. For products specially designed for infants and children under 3 years of age, the content should not exceed 20 ppm (mg / kg).

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.1.3.5        Water-, dirt- and grease-repellent impregnations textile/leather/artificial leather

Valid product data sheet, EPD, product information, certificate or other documentation from supplier must be available for all included textile/leather/artificial leather which proves that neither PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid and salts/esters from them) nor PFOS (perfluorooctane sulphonate and pollutants from it) occur in concentrations higher than 0.1% and for coated fabrics do not exceed the concentration 1 microgram per m2 with respect to its anions, their metal salts, halides, amides and/or other derivatives (including polymers). The following substances should not be present in a content higher than 0.5 mg/kg.

PFNA (Perfluorononane Acid)

CAS-nr: 375-95-1

PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid

CAS-nr: 335-76-2

PFUdA (henicosafluoroundecanoic acid)

CAS-nr: 2058-94-8

PFDoA (tricosafluorododecanoic acid)

CAS-nr: 307-55-1

PFTrDA (Pentacosafluorotridecanoic acid)

CAS-nr: 72629-94-8

PFTeDA (heptacosafluorotetradecanoic acid

CAS-nr: 376-06-7

 

2.1.3.6        Colouring agents and pigments in textile/leather

Valid product data sheet, EPD, product information, certificate from supplier or other documentation for included textile/leather, proving that none of the below listed colouring agents have been actively added or that the levels do not exceed 50 mg/kg for each colouring agent must be available.

Dispersion agents

 

C.I. Disperse Blue 3

CAS-nr: 2475-46-9

C.I. Disperse Blue 7

CAS-nr: 3179-90-6

C.I. Disperse Blue 26

CAS-nr: 3860-63-7

C.I. Disperse Blue 35

CAS-nr: 12222-75-2

C.I. Disperse Blue 102

CAS-nr: 12222-97-8

C.I. Disperse Blue 106

CAS-nr: 12223-01-7

C.I. Disperse Blue 124

CAS-nr: 61951-51-7

C.I. Disperse Brown 1

CAS-nr: 23355-64-8

C.I. Disperse Orange 1

CAS-nr: 2581-69-3

C.I. Disperse Orange 37/76

CAS-nr: 13301-61-6

C.I. Disperse Red 1

CAS-nr: 2872-52-8

C.I. Disperse Red 11

CAS-nr: 2872-48-2

C.I. Disperse Red 17

CAS-nr: 3179-89-3

C.I. Disperse Yellow 1

CAS-nr: 119-15-3

C.I. Disperse Yellow 9

CAS-nr: 6373-73-5

C.I. Disperse Yellow 39

CAS-nr: 12236-29-2

C.I. Disperse Yellow 49

CAS-nr: 54824-37-2

C.I. Disperse Blue 1

CAS-nr: 2475-45-8

C.I. Disperse Orange 11

CAS-nr: 82-28-0

C.I. Disperse Orange 149

CAS-nr: 85136-74-9

C.I. Disperse Orange 3

CAS-nr: 730-40-5

C.I. Disperse Yellow 3

CAS-nr: 2832-40-8

C.I. Disperse Yellow 23

CAS-nr: 6250-23-3

 Navy Blue

CAS-nr:  118685-33-9

Colouring agents

 

Sodium bis[2-(3-chlorophenyl)-2,4-dihydro-4-[[2-hydroxy-5-mesylphenyl]azo]-5-methyl-3H-pyrazol-3-onato(2-)]chromate(1-)

CAS-nr: 51147-75-2

Disodium,chromium(3+),3-[(3-methyl-5-oxido-1-phenylpyrazol-4-yl)diazenyl]-4-oxidobenzenesulfonate,1-[(2-oxido-5-phenyldiazenylphenyl)diazenyl]naphthalen-2-olate

CAS-nr: 52587-68-5

[3-hydroxy-4-[(2-hydroxy-1-naphthyl)azo]-7-nitronaphthalene-1-sulphonato(3-)]chromium

CAS-nr: 70236-49-6

Sodium bis[methyl [7-hydroxy-8-[[2-hydroxy-5-mesylphenyl]azo]-1-naphthyl]carbamato(2-)]chromate(1-)

CAS-nr: 71839-85-5

Cuprate(2-), [μ-[[3,3'-[methylenebis[(4,6-dihydroxy-3,1-phenylene)azo]]bis[4-hydroxy-5-nitrobenzenesulfonato]](6-)]]di-, sodium

CAS-nr: 85186-15-8

Disodium hydrogen bis[3-hydroxy-4-[(2-hydroxyphenyl)azo]-7-nitronaphthalene-1-sulphonato(3-)]chromate(3-)

CAS-nr: 102506-12-7

C.I Acid Yellow 220

CAS-nr: 70851-34-2

C.I. Acid Red 26

CAS-nr: 3761-53-3

Basic (cationic) colouring agents

 

C.I. Basic Red 9

CAS-nr: 569-61-9

C.I. Basic Blue 26

CAS-nr: 2580-56-5

C.I. Basic Violet 3

CAS-nr: 548-62-9

C.I. Basic Green 4 (oxalate)

CAS-nr: 2437-29-8

C.I. Basic Green 4 (chloride)

CAS-nr: 569-64-2

Mordant (mordanting)

 

Sodium dichromate

CAS-nr: 10588-01-9

Reactive

 

Hydrogen tetrasodium bis[5-[(4-amino-6-chloro-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino]-4-hydroxy-3-[(2-hydroxy-5-nitrophenyl)azo]naphthalene-2,7-disulphonato(4-)]cobaltate(5-)

CAS-nr: 70776-55-5