Testing of Furniture and Vehicle Seats

Usability, safety and non-toxicity are the crucial criteria of furniture quality. The same applies to vehicle seats. We support you in developing your models from the prototype to a product ready to enter serial production, by testing accompanying your development, and by helping you to provide the respective safety proof for your products. Manufacturers and wholesalers/retailers, who want to have their company-specific quality claim documented, will also find competent EPH specialists for foam materials, upholstery and mattresses.

Such services are also provided at our GS (German: Geprüfte Sicherheit) test laboratory for furniture NIMM-EPH Detmold.

 

Accredited procedures

Rail Car Seats

Albrecht Lühmann

Dipl.-Ing.

Albrecht Lühmann

Head of laboratory

+49 351 4662 398

+49 173 7434 131

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Competence Field for Furniture

Mechanical furniture testing

  • Stability

  • Fitness for use

  • Durability

  • Strength

  • Complex testing for GS certification

     

     

     

Dipl.-Ing.

Albrecht Lühmann

+49 351 4662 398

+49 173 7434 131

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Testing of furniture components and fittings

  • Pull-out strength of materials

  • Bonding strength

  • Bending properties

  • Durability of fittings

     

     

     

Dipl.-Ing.

Jens Gecks

+49 351 4662 243

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Surface testing of furniture

  • Machinability, adhesive strength, appearance

  • Wear-and-tear resistance

  • Temperature, climate, light and aging resistance

  • Hygiene-related properties of living spaces

     

     

     

Dipl.-Ing.

Simone Wenk

+49 351 4662 227

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Emission testing on furniture

  • Migration behaviour of heavy metals

  • Formaldehyde emission

     

     

     

     

     

Dipl.-Ing.

Martina Broege

+49 351 4662 340

+49 172 2019 874

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Competence Field for Vehicle Seats

Static testing

  • Measurement-taking of seats

  • Stability of seats and attached parts

  • Life-cycle testing of functional assemblies

  • Hardness grades and life-cycle requirements of upholstery

     

     

     

Dipl.-Ing.

Albrecht Lühmann

+49 351 4662 398

+49 173 7434 131

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Physiological testing

  • Comfort

  • Microclimatic properties

  • VOC testing

     

     

     

     

Dipl.-Ing.

Albrecht Lühmann

+49 351 4662 398

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Competence Field for Foam Materials and Mattresses

Examinations of upholstery

  • Determination of hardness degrees

  • Microclimatic properties

  • Aging testing (vibration fatigue test)

  • Examination in special climate is available

Examinations of mattresses and bedding systems

  • Determination of hardness degrees

  • Determination of zoning in zoned mattresses

  • Aging testing (rolling test)

  • Microclimatic properties

  • Examination in special climate is available

Characterisation of flexible foams

  • Density

  • Bending strength and elongation at break

  • Compressive stress value (compression hardness)

  • Compression deformation test

  • Determination of the degree of hardness (several methods)

  • Aging testing (several methods)

  • Rebound resilience

Sven Knothe

+49 351 4662 383

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