BIFMA certifications

The Engineering Committee of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), having been founded in 1973, developed in cooperation with the guidelines of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) the ANSI/BIFMA Safety and Performance Standards für 

office furniture.

Standards such as ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2011(General Purpose Office Chairs), X5.5 (Desk and Table Standard), X5.6 (Panel System Standard), X5.9 (Storage Unit Standrd), ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011 (Emissions Standard), M7.1-2011 (Emissions method) and many more are revised every five years and accordingly adapted and refined. Also new standards are steadily developed. The respective standards en detail may be orderd from BIFMA.

The eco-INSTITUT is BIFMA-listed testing laboratory and tests your products according to BIFMA standards. Contact us!


eco Euro-Consultant Produktentwicklung GmbH
Schanzenstraße 6 - 20
Carlswerk Kupferzug 5.2

51063 Köln

Phone  +49 221 - 931245-0
Fax +49 221 - 931245-33