Know BIFMA

BIFMA has developed many standard for office & institutional furniture. These standards are as follows: BIFMA Product Safety and Performance Standards and Guidelines

The Engineering Committee of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), having been founded in 1973, developed in cooperation with the guidelines of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) the ANSI/BIFMA Safety and Performance Standards for office furniture. BIFMA, which is accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute), is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where many of the leading furniture manufacturers are also based.

Test varies according to type of chairs. According to BIFMA X 5.1 there are 3 types of chairs which are as follows: -

Type I: Tilting chair
Type II: Fixed seat angle, tilting backrest
Type III: Fixed seat angle, fixed backrest

ANSI/BIFMA X5.1

This standard is for Office Seating.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.3

Standard for Vertical Files.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.4

Standard for Lounge and Public Seating.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.5

Standard for Desk Products.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.6

Standard for Panel Systems.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.9

Standard for Storage.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.11

Standard for Large Occupant Office Seating.

ANSI/BIFMA X6.1

Standard for Educational Seating.

ANSI/SOHO S6.5

Standard for Small Office/Home Office.

ANSI/BIFMA M7.1

Test Method for Determining VOC Emissions.

ANSI/BIFMA X7.1

Standard for Formaldehyde & TVOC Emissions.

ANSI/BIFMA e3

Standard for Furniture Sustainability Standard.

BIFMA HCF 8.1

Healthcare Furniture Design for Cleanability

BIFMA G1

Standard for Ergonomics Guideline.

BIFMA Color - 2005

Standard for Color Measurement.

BIFMA PD-1-2011

Mechanical Test Standards-Compiled.

BIFMA PCR

UNCPC 3812 & UNCPC 3811.

BIFMA Tex4.1 - 2005

Woven Textile Characteristics.

Copy of these standards can be purchase from BIFMA’s website or ANSI website.


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