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23rd June 2017
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New standard for furniture hardware
The Furniture Industry Research Association has announced the publication of a new standard for furniture hardware: 'BS EN 15939: 2011 Hardware for furniture. Strength and loading capacity of wall attachment devices'.
This new harmonised European Standard is designed to allow hardware manufacturers to assess the performance of their products and help furniture manufacturers select product. The standard covers the performance of brackets used to attach cabinets to walls and is predominantly (although not exclusively) aimed at the kitchen market. The standard focuses on the parts of the bracket that attach to the cabinet rather than the parts that are wall mounted and contains methods to assess how much load a bracket can support.
It is understood that during the publication process some problems were noted with the test methods in the standard, and an immediate amendment may be forthcoming. KBZine will keep you abreast of any developments.
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