Furniture Pollutant Tested
The quality mark is based on the DGM emissions label, which has been registered with RAL since 2016, and the environmental and health standards of the renowned RAL quality mark "Golden M". It helps to create a living environment in which end consumers feel healthy, safe and completely comfortable - thus providing proof and guidance for healthy living.
The basic requirement for furniture and its manufacturers to be awarded the RAL quality mark "Furniture tested for harmful substances" is emission class A. This means that formaldehyde and other harmful substances are not present. This means that formaldehyde and other volatile substances (VOC), as they occur in products and materials, may only be emitted from the tested furniture in demonstrably harmless quantities. Proof of classification is provided by appropriate pollutant tests, and the award is made exclusively by the Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e. V. (German Furniture Quality Association).
The following categories of furniture can be awarded with the quality mark:
- seating furniture
- box furniture
- office furniture
- slatted frames
Geographical guarantee of origin "Furniture Made in Germany"
"Made in Germany" has an excellent reputation worldwide. Sustainable quality, design and engineering skills always resonate with this indication of origin.
One's own home should be a place of well-being. Furniture made in Germany enjoys special trust. With the new geographical guarantee of origin "Furniture Made in Germany", consumers can be sure that they are buying products made in Germany. The mark stands for the high quality of German furniture manufacturers, for innovation, durability and healthy living. The requirements have been laid down by the renowned Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. (DGM) and Labelling (RAL) in a so-called definition of terms and requirements RAL-RG 0191.
The criteria are extremely demanding and stand for a high quality standard. Construction, assembly and quality testing take place entirely in Germany. In addition, the manufacturing process relevant to quality must take place predominantly in Germany.
Compliance with the requirements is monitored by the DGM on behalf of the Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie (VDM). The label was developed and introduced by the VDM, the DGM together with RAL. "With this, we have introduced certified proof of quality furniture from Germany," says VDM Managing Director Jan Kurth.
Interested furniture manufacturers can request the application documents via the VDM at the e-mail address email@example.com .