​New European Standard for furniture hardware published





The new European Standard covering requirements for the gas cylinders used in office chairs, and similar seating has been published.

The standard, BS EN 16955: 2017 Hardware for furniture – Tapered pressure tubes for self-supporting gas springs for the height adjustment of seating- Test methods and requirements for strength and durability, includes test methods for assessing the strength of gas cylinders based on different weights, uses and designs of seat.

In addition to the test methods, the standard also provides guidance on selection of the correct gas cylinder for the end use as well as how to mount gas cylinders safety.

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