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The Furniture Laboratory in Sykkylven

The Furniture Laboratory in Sykkylven carries out quality tests on furniture in accordance with European and Norwegian standards on behalf of furniture manufacturers.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address: post@mobellab.no
Telephone: (0047) 70 25 29 34
Mobile: (0047) 93 43 31 12
Address: Møbellaboratoriet AS, P O Box 233, N-6239 Sykkylven, Norway


PROCEDURE FOR THE TESTING OF FURNITURE AND THE ISSUING OF TEST REPORTS AND PRODUCT - COLLECTION CERTIFICATES

When requesting furniture quality tests by the Furniture Laboratory in Sykkylven, furniture manufacturers must contact the Furniture Laboratory and send/transport the furniture that is to be quality-tested to the Furniture Laboratory by agreement, together with any necessary additional documentation. A list of what must be provided can also be obtained upon request from the Furniture Laboratory.

  • The expected test period per item of furniture is approx. two to four weeks.
  • After completion of the tests, the Furniture Laboratory will return the tested furniture, any additional documentation and documents with test results to the manufacturer.
  • The manufacturer must then send the approved test report to mobelfakta.no in order to be issued with a product and/or collection certificate as documentation of approved quality.
  • The expected time for the production and sending of a product and/or collection certificate from mobelfakta.no to the manufacturer is approx. one to two weeks.
  • Product certificates are valid for five years provided that no significant changes are made to the furniture.
  • If significant changes are made to the furniture, previously tested furniture must be re-tested.
  • In the event of significant changes to the furniture, the  manufacturer must initiate re-testing of the furniture (in accordance with applicable procedures).

UPDATING OF EUROPEAN STANDARDS AND QUALITY REQUIREMENTS

All quality tests conducted by the Furniture Laboratory in Sykkylven are carried out in accordance with European and Norwegian standards, which are continually updated and presented on the website and in the mobelfakta.no manual.

NB! It is possible to subscribe to automatic updating of international standards via the Standard Online service of Standards Norway - the leading body for national and international standardisation in Norway. Read more about Standards Norway's services: www.standard.no


PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MOBELFAKTA.NO, THE FURNITURE LABORATORY AND THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE/TC

mobelfakta.no is an independent professional association for furniture manufacturers.

The Furniture Laboratory in Sykkylven is an independent furniture-testing laboratory - Norway's only furniture testing laboratory. 

The Furniture Laboratory conducts quality tests on furniture on behalf of furniture manufacturers and keeps itself up-to-date with new European standards which are applicable to mobelfakta.no, and prepares specifications of requirements against which the furniture is quality-tested. mobelfakta.no issues product/collection certificates based on satisfactory test reports from the Furniture Laboratory and/or other international accredited furniture testing laboratories.

The Technical Committee/TC (founded on 11.03.10) reports to mobelfakta.no and the Furniture Laboratory and is tasked with supporting the Furniture Laboratory with regard to technical assessments and evaluations of proposals for new European or Norwegian standards.


THE FURNITURE LABORATORY'S ORGANISATION AND HISTORY

  • 1993: RISS founded.
  • 1996: MØBELTEK AS founded.
  • 2001: Merging of RISS and MØBELTEK to form RISS MØBELTEK AS.
  • 2003: Teknologisk Institutt Møbellaboratoriet AS was founded in collaboration with the laboratory in Oslo and Sykkylven, with TI and RISS MØBELTEK AS as shareholders.
  • 2004: TI was acquired and renamed MØBELLABORATORIET AS. The laboratory in Oslo was closed and the equipment moved to Sykkylven. MØBELLABORATORIET AS is wholly owned by RISS MØBELTEK AS.

SHAREHOLDERS IN RISS MØBELTEK AS

1) Formfin Møbler A/S
2) Møre og Romsdal County Council 
3) Br. Øyehaug A/S
4) Hj. Brunstad Fabrikker A/S
5) L.P.Riksheim Treindustri A/S
6) SNU
7) RISS
8) Industriforskning A/S
9) ACT AS
10) AMATEC AS
11) Modi Skandinavia AS (Hjellegjerde)
12) Johan P. Tynes Trevare A/S
13) A/S VM Invest 
14) J.E. Ekornes A/S
15) Hjellegjerde Møbler A/S
16) Stokke Fabrikker AS
17) A. Falkenberg Eftf. AS
18) Sparebanken Møre


SOME INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE TESTING LABORATORIES

Norway
Møbellaboratoriet AS, Sykkylven

Sweden
Swedish National Testing and Research Institute

Denmark
Danish Technological Institute

United Kingdom, China and Taiwan
SATRA

Germany
LGA


  • Office address: Næringslivets Hus, Middelthuns gate 27
  • Postal address: P.O.Box 7072 Majorstuen, N-0306 Oslo
  • Phone: +47 23 08 88 57
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