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BIFMA Releases New Product Conformance Requirements

Monday, June 18, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brad Miller
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Grand Rapids, MI- The Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has approved new criteria for Product Conformance Requirements. The new document, BIFMA PC-2018 is available free of charge on BIFMA’s website.


The BIFMA Board of Directors and Engineering Committee worked closely together to develop these requirements. Historically, BIFMA offered a one-page guideline, ‘Statement of Conformance to BIFMA Standards’, which covered the most basic rules for making claims of compliance to ANSI/BIFMA standards. The Board determined a market need for more specific criteria to establish conformance. BIFMA PC-2018 Product Conformance Requirements offers detail-oriented guidance on test planning and protocols, sampling, and making claims of compliance.


BIFMA recommends that all manufacturers, specifiers, testing labs, and users of office and institutional furniture obtain a copy of BIFMA PC-2018 as this will enable all industry stakeholders to share a common understanding of Product Conformance. 


Complimentary copies of PC-2018 are available from BIFMA immediately. This and other standards may be ordered online at




The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association is the voice for the commercial furniture industry. BIFMA develops safety, performance, and sustainability standards that ensure product performance. BIFMA provides data and analytics that the industry uses to make key manufacturing decisions. The organization advocates for regulatory conditions that enhance value and foster innovation. BIFMA is the go-to resource providing tools commercial furniture manufactures need to ensure that products work.


BIFMA adds to its leadership role with education and outreach initiatives that inform all stakeholders. This strong, uniquely equipped industry leader steps up with information, tools and insights that make us all smarter.





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