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Test methods on wear resistance and long-term stability of furniture surfaces

Objective

The aim of the project is the development of unified selected voted test methods for furniture surfaces in Europe to contribute to CEN TC 139 and CEN TC 207 WG 7. The contributions concern unified test methods on scratching, abrasion and impact resistance, on resistance against changing temperatures and climates, on light fastness resistance due to existing non-comparable national standards and will be complementary to the European standards on chemical resistance against cold liquids and resistance against dry and wet heat. Investigations and round robin tests with 9 partners from research institutes and industry of 8 European countries will obtain tests to reproduce quality and long time durability with high repeatability, reproducibility and objectivity. The methods to be developed are tools for the design process and for quality control in the production process in lacquer and furniture industry, improving their competitiveness.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTE FOR WOOD TECHNOLOGY DRESDEN
Address
Zellescher Weg 24
01217 Weissig - Dresden
Germany

Participants (7)

AIDIMA - ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN LA INDUSTRIA DEL MUEBLE Y AFINES
Spain
Address
3C,calle 3C, Parque Tecnológico De Valencia
46980 Campamento/paterna
CATAS SPA
Italy
Address
Via Antica 14
33048 San Giovanni Al Natisone
Centre Technique du Bois et de l'Ameublement (CTBA)
France
Address
10 Avenue De Saint-mandé
75012 Paris
DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Gregersensvej
2630 Taastrup
FIRA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Maxwell Road
SG1 2EW Stevenage
INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII DREWNA
Poland
Address
Ul. Winiarska 1
Poznan
STICHTING HOUT RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
1 C,wildekamp 1 C
6700 AL Wageningen