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We have passed the test !

Back Durability Test
Back Strength Test
Drop Test
Seating Impact Test

We have passed the test! The tested chairs meet or exceed the applicable requirements of ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2011. The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) has a set of standards which apply to general purpose furniture. These are voluntary standards which require a variety of different types of tests for compliance. Examples of the types of tests required for compliance and test summary are listed below:

Test Summary

  • Back Rest Strength Test
    150 lbf. Functional - PASS
    250 lbf. Proof - PASS
    There is no loss of serviceability to the chair.
  • Drop Test
    225 lb. Functional Drop Weight - PASS
    300 lb. Proof Drop Weight - PASS
    No structural breakage or loss of serviceability.
  • Seating Impact Test
    165 lbs. 100,000 cycles - PASS
    No loss of serviceability to the chair after completion of both the Impact and Load Ease tests.
  • Stability Test
    Front - 21 lbf. to tip, Rear- 45 lbf. to tip - PASS
    The chair will not tip over as a result of the force application.
  • Back Durability Test
    75 lbf. applied to back - 80,000 cycles - PASS
    No structural breakage or loss of serviceability.
  • Leg Strength Test
    150 lbf. Functional Load - PASS
    250 lbf. Proof Load - PASS
    No loss of serviceability to the chair.

BIFMA is the trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMA has been the voice of the commercial furniture industry.

BIFMA sponsors the development of safety and performance standards, provides industry statistics and forecasts, advocates for regulatory conditions that foster value and innovation.

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