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With more than 130 years' experience, SGS offers the broadest range of product testing to clients around the world. Our global network of testing facilities, staffed by knowledgeable and experienced personnel, can smooth your products’ route to market.

Our cost effective testing services enable you to reduce risk, shorten time to market and demonstrate the quality and safety of your product(s). Our testing services include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical and mechanical tests
  • Chemical (e.g. Volatile Organic Compounds - VOC) tests
  • Materials tests
  • Food contact tests
  • Flammability tests
  • Performance tests
  • Microbiology or Microbiological tests
  • Electrical safety tests
  • Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) tests
  • Environmental safety tests

SGS offers a wide range of testing services (physical, chemical, flammability, food contact) for home furnishings and housewares (including furniture, candles, decoration, kitchenware, and cookware) to comply with international and national standards and regulations.

The location of our furniture laboratories and offices in key manufacturing zones and transit points worldwide allows us to work closely with suppliers worldwide. We are a member of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) and of the Kitchen Cabinets Manufacturer’s Association (KCMA). We also have flammability laboratories in Anji and Shunde in the People’s Republic of China.

When you work with SGS testing services, you gain access to first-class expertise that has already benefited home furnishings and houseware clients across the globe.

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