Catas academy: webinars in May

5 mayo, 2020

Catas academy
Catas academy.

05.05.2020 After the success of the first three technical webinars (formaldehyde, Voc and electrified furniture) organized by Catas Academy in April, a new richer calendar is here proposed for this month of May.

The average attendance of over 200 operators at each meeting, has persuaded the managers of the training area of ​​the most important European laboratory active in tests and certifications for the wood-furniture sector to further enrich the program. A calendar that also includes seminars in English, so as to involve companies and technicians from all over the world to continue and widen the relationship with Catas even in this complex emergency season.

Two new appointments in May that will expand the offer of online seminars, will consider the fire reaction of upholstered furniture and the CPL decorative laminates, a kind of material increasingly used in the sector.

The following is the complete webinars program

  • May 05, 2020 from 2 to 3 pm. Formaldehyde (in English)
    Franco Bulian, deputy director of Catas.
    During the seminar Franco Bulian will talk about what is today known of this substance, being one of the main sources of indoor pollution caused by furniture. It will also be an opportunity to summarize the state of legislation and standards in Europe and in the USA.
  • May 12, 2020 from 2 to 3 pm. Organic compounds (in English)
    Daniele Bergamasco, Catas analytical section.
    Daniele Bergamasco will talk about the materials containing these compounds, clarifying how under which conditions Voc emissions become dangerous. The central theme of the seminar is the indoor air quality and the reference methods for measuring emissions.
  • May 14, 2020 from 2 to 3 pm. The reaction to fire of upholstered furniture (in Italian)
    Daniele Barbiero, Catas Fire Department.
    What is a reaction to fire? The point on the legislative and regulatory context in Italy.
  • May 19, 2020 from 2 to 3 pm. The electrified furniture (in English)
    Andrea Giavon, director of Catas.
    The legislative tools necessary for furniture equipped with electrical movements will be analyzed in depth. The focus of the webinar will be on the main contents introduced by the new edition of the Machinery Directive Guide.
  • May 28, 2020 from 2 to 3 pm. The decorative CPL (in Italian)
    Claudio Caon, Catas Surfaces Section.
    What are the characteristics of these materials? What are the reference requirements for their use? These questions are promptly answered by the new UNI 11771: 2020 Italian standard, the document will be presented and commented during the online seminar.


At the end of each meeting, the participants may ask questions and talk with the speakers, an opportunity to deepen themes of great interest in the world of furniture. This opportunity is fundamental also during the time of coronavirus, deepening some of the fundamental concepts underlying the design process and development of safe and sustainable products.

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