Label for furniture

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 test basis for the Golden M is the quality assurance RAL-GZ 430 (General Quality and Test Specifications for Furniture) developed in 1973. RAL-GZ 430 specifies

  • what furniture must withstand
  • how it must be processed
  • how the numerous tests and inspections in the laboratory must be carried out
  • which results are good enough for a tested piece of furniture to receive the RAL quality mark.

In addition to the stability and durability of the products, it focuses on compliance with the guideline values of substances that are harmful to health: including formaldehyde, solvents, volatile organic compounds (alkanes, esters, terpenes, ketones, hydrocarbons, etc.) as well as biocides, CFCs, flame retardants and heavy metals.

Further DGM label

DGM emission label
DGM label for boxspring beds

Subject to change without notice; last update: January26, 2022

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For Golden M requirements the following products can be tested by eco-INSTITUT*:
  • Bath furniture
  • Kitchen furniture
  • Bed room furniture
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Furniture for children
  • Youth furniture
  • School furniture

*Please note: Golden M label is not awarded by eco-INSTITUT itself. eco-INSTITUT is DGM-approved testing lab for performing tests following the general quality and testing regulation for furniture (RAL-GZ 430).

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