Welcome to CDG Laboratory, your trusted partner in testing and certification services. At CDG, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety, durability, and compliance of domestic and kitchen storage units, as well as kitchen worktops. Our EN 14749 testing services are designed to assess these products against industry standards, providing you with the confidence that your products meet or exceed regulatory requirements.
EN 14749 Standard
EN 14749 is a European standard that specifically addresses the performance and safety requirements for domestic and kitchen storage units, including kitchen worktops. The standard encompasses a comprehensive set of criteria to evaluate the durability, stability, and functionality of these essential components of residential and commercial spaces.
Key Requirements of EN 14749
- Durability and Stability: The standard emphasizes the need for domestic and kitchen storage units to withstand the daily wear and tear of typical usage. It sets criteria for assessing the structural integrity and stability of these units, ensuring they can endure long-term use without compromising safety.
- Surface Resistance: Kitchen worktops, being a prominent and frequently used surface, are subjected to various substances, including liquids and chemicals. EN 14749 addresses the resistance of these surfaces to staining, chemicals, and abrasion, ensuring that they maintain their aesthetic appeal and functionality over time.
- Functional Requirements: The standard outlines functional requirements for features such as doors, drawers, and hinges, ensuring that they operate smoothly and reliably. This includes criteria for opening and closing mechanisms, load-bearing capacity, and overall user convenience.
- Safety Considerations: EN 14749 places a strong emphasis on safety, addressing aspects such as the prevention of tipping and the avoidance of sharp edges or protruding parts that could pose a risk of injury. The standard aims to create a secure environment for users, especially in households with children.
- Materials and Finishes: The standard provides specifications for the materials used in the construction of domestic and kitchen storage units and worktops. This includes requirements for the quality of materials, as well as considerations for finishes that may come into contact with food.
- Marking and Information: To enhance transparency and consumer awareness, EN 14749 includes guidelines for marking and information provided with the products. This ensures that consumers have access to relevant details about the products they purchase, such as load-bearing capacity and maintenance instructions.
CDG’s Expertise in EN 14749 Testing
At CDG Laboratory, we take pride in our expertise and state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to EN 14749 testing. Our commitment to quality and precision allows us to deliver comprehensive testing services that help you meet the stringent requirements of this standard. Here’s how CDG stands out in providing EN 14749 testing services:
- Accredited Testing Facility
CDG Laboratory is an accredited testing facility, adhering to international standards for testing and certification. Our accreditation signifies our commitment to excellence and ensures that our testing processes meet the highest industry standards.
- Experienced Testing Professionals
Our team of testing professionals at CDG brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of product testing. We understand the nuances of EN 14749 and are well-equipped to navigate the intricacies of assessing domestic and kitchen storage units and kitchen worktops.
- Cutting-Edge Testing Equipment
We invest in cutting-edge testing equipment to ensure the accuracy and reliability of our results. Our advanced testing facilities allow us to simulate real-world conditions, providing a thorough evaluation of your products’ performance against the requirements of EN 14749.
- Tailored Testing Solutions
At CDG, we recognize that every product is unique. Our testing solutions are tailored to meet the specific characteristics and features of your domestic and kitchen storage units and kitchen worktops. We work closely with you to understand your product and provide a customized testing approach.
- Timely and Efficient Services
We understand the importance of time in product development and market launch. CDG is committed to delivering timely and efficient testing services without compromising the accuracy and reliability of the results. Our streamlined processes ensure a quick turnaround, allowing you to bring your products to market sooner.
- Comprehensive Reporting
Our testing reports are detailed and comprehensive, providing you with a clear understanding of how your products perform against the requirements of EN 14749. We believe in transparency and ensure that our clients receive all the necessary information to make informed decisions about their products.
Choosing CDG Laboratory for your EN 14749 testing needs means choosing a partner dedicated to the highest standards of quality, accuracy, and efficiency. Our experienced team, advanced facilities, and commitment to excellence make us the ideal choice for manufacturers and businesses seeking reliable testing services for domestic and kitchen storage units and kitchen worktops.
Contact CDG Laboratory today to discuss your EN 14749 testing requirements and experience the assurance that comes with partnering with a trusted leader in testing and certification services. Your success is our priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way.