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BIFMA Certification What does BIFMA mean? BIFMA, or the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association, is a non-profit organization that was formed with the purpose of creating voluntary standards that would promote safe working environments. What is BIFMA Testing? The ANSI/BIFMA Tests. ANSI/BIFMA put in place common standards for furniture products meant for use in a commercial office environment. Testing facilities that adhere to BIFMA protocols test office furniture durability, structural performance, and safety. Why Should I Care about ANSI/BIFMA Testing? When a buyer purchases a piece of office furniture that has received an ANSI/BIFMA rating, he knows that you are investing in a safe and sustainable product that meets strict standards for performance. How Does a Product Receive an ANSI/BIFMA Rating? In order to for a piece of office or commercial furniture to receive an ANSI and BIFMA rating, it is put through a rigorous set of tests that have been specially designed and developed by experts. These tests are meant to measure safety, performance, and sustainability. Benefits BIFMA testing is a valuable marketing tool that reassures buyers of a company's credibility while serving as a key differentiator. BIFMA standards provide you enhanced brand protection with reduced risk & also increase customer confidence & satisfaction Get your furniture tested by an accredited BIFMA test lab.
Benefits of BIFMA LEVEL certified products
Through our deep expertise in sustainable certification programs and eco-labels, in addition to our dedicated furniture industry team, we deliver exceptional customer service that provides a distinct advantage for customers. Once a manufacturer has achieved certification, they receive the LEVEL certification mark, which can be used to promote their certification to the marketplace. This mark is an invaluable marketing tool that reassures buyers of a company’s credibility while serving as a key differentiator. LEVEL-certified products can also contribute to LEED credits through LEED Pilot Credit 80.
As an accredited certification body for the BIFMA LEVEL certification, we help business and institutional furniture manufacturers build trust in the marketplace. LEVEL certification is a voluntary standard that establishes measurable criteria for multiple levels of achievement and performance at different stages of their sustainability journey. Manufacturers that achieve LEVEL certification demonstrate to the marketplace that their products, manufacturing facilities, and company policies have met stringent third-party sustainability requirements.
Levels of BIFA certification
LEVEL certification applicants can pursue credits in three categories: Environmental Impacts, Health and Wellness Impacts, and Social Impacts. Each category features prerequisites as well as credits related to products, manufacturing facilities, and the organization as a whole. Based on the points accumulated, manufacturers can earn one of three possible levels of certification:
Silver-32 to 48 total points; at least 5 of which are product-related points
Gold-49 to 68 total points; at least 16 of which are product-related points
Platinum-69 to 111 total points; at least 26 of which are product-related points
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CDG Inspection Ltd aims to deliver a complete solution that is suited to your company's specific requirements with ingress protection testing services from Gurgaon, Haryana. Tests for ingress protection are carried out in line with IEC 60529. The testing will evaluate the equipment's resistance against solid bodies and/or liquids intrusion, with varying degrees of protection based on the demands you set on your product.
The degree to which products/enclosures protect the interior working parts from water, dust, and solids is measured during ingress protection testing. IP testing is necessary for a variety of applications, including mobile phone covers, aircraft electronics, and high-voltage transformers.
Depending on the customer's needs, we perform ingress protection testing in accordance with IEC 60529 for protection against solid foreign objects and/or liquids. Ingress Protection testing, or IP testing, tests a product's ability to protect against “ingress,” that is, the infiltration of water, dust, and foreign objects.
CDG Group provides testing services from IP1x to IP6x (Protection against objects) and IPx1 to IPx9 (Protection against liquids). The first digit of these IP codes indicates the ingress protection against solid bodies and the second digit indicates the protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against the ingress of water.
Standard Ratings for Dust:
IP5X Dust protected: This is tested by inspection to ensure any dust that enters would not interfere with the part’s functionality.
IP6X Dust tight: This rating implies there can be no ingress of dust at all.
Standard Ratings for Ingress by Water:
IPX0 The item is not protected at all against ingress by water.
IPX1 The item is protected against vertically falling water droplets, meaning any droplets that fall on the item will not result in damage or interrupted functioning of components.
IPX2 This rating extends IPX1 by ensuring protection against falling water droplets at an angle up to 15 degrees from vertical.
IPX3 The item is safe from the ingress of sprayed water up to an angle of 60 degrees from vertical impact. The spray can come in an oscillating pattern with a flow rate that depends on the item tested.
IPX4 This rating extends IPX3 to include protection against ingress from splashing water from all directions. It is tested by exposing an item to an oscillating spray for a minimum of 10 minutes. An item passes when there is limited ingress with no harmful effects.
IPX5 The item is protected against ingress from low-pressure water jets directed from any angle if there is limited ingress with no harmful effects.
IPX6 This rating extends IPX5. The water pressure in this test can reach 1 bar.
IPX7 This rating goes further than IPX6 and indicates protection from temporary immersion in water. The rating is given after immersing an item in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes with no harmful effects.
IPX8 This rating extends the IPX7 rating for immersion in water to a greater depth and for longer periods of time. The conditions of the immersion are agreed upon between the manufacturer and the testing facility.
CDG is a truly global provider of Technical Inspection, Verification, Testing, and Conformity Assessment for Industrial Markets. The core values of complete independence, transparency, and integrity guide us in our mission to deliver first-class services on a constant high-quality level to customers around the world. Our Teams of Engineers ensure that the quality and performance of products or installations meet applicable requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary, or client specific. CDG is a leading third-party inspection agency in India. A Third Party comes in between the Purchaser & Supplier to ensure the services required by the first and second parties are met and in order with terms of references.