Micom Laboratories Inc. is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for CAN/CGSB 44.232 testing. Our experts sit on the technical committee who wrote and maintains that standard.
The CAN/CGSB 44.232 standard is essentially composed of three major types of tests. It calls up BIFMA X 5.1 for safety and durability testing. It specifies ergonomic dimensional criteria that are measured using BIFMA cmd-1. Finally, it also has some general requirements and it also has performance requirements for foam. The foam requirements of CAN/CGSB 44.232 are in the standard’s body, but the foam testing needs to be done to ASTM D-3574. Micom Laboratories Inc. can do all of the tests mentioned above.
Side chairs, also known as visitor chairs, need to be tested per GPD-6.
Should you wish to obtain a Supply Agreement with PWGC, you will need to establish compliance to CAN/CGSB 44.232. Since this standard also calls up BIFMA X 5.1, once you established your compliance to CAN/CGSB 44.232, you also comply with all of the requirements to sell throughout the USA.
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