Golden M is the quality mark of the German Furniture Quality Assurance Association (Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel – DGM) which is part of the German Quality Assurance Association RAL.
The quality assurance, founded in 1973, follows RAL-GZ 430 (“General quality assurance and test criteria for furniture”) and focuses during furniture testing on stability, service durability and meeting of limit values for health-hazarduous substances (formaldehyde, residues of solvents etc.), volatile compounds (alkanes, esters, terpene, ketones, hydrocarbones etc.) and biocides, CFC, flame retardents and heavy metals.
Das Goldene M ist das Prüfsiegel der Deutschen Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. (DGM) unter dem Dachverband RAL – Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V.
DGM emissions label for furniture
In 2015 DGM developed DGM emissions label for furniture in cooperation with leading testing laboratories, German Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) and DIN Consumer Council (DIN Verbraucherrat). It is first emissions label only for furniture. Further infos and details about the label
DGM label for boxspring bed
In early 2017 DGM label for boxspring beds was added to RAL-GZ 430 as definition and requirements for qualitative boxspring beds were missing on the market.
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