DOST-FPRDI conducts workshop on furniture testing Philippine | 11/11/2019

The DOST- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) recently conducted a one- day workshop on Furniture Testing with 22 participants from Southgate Limited, a foreign-owned furniture buyer in the Philippines. The workshop aimed to familiarize Southgate’s quality control personnel with furniture tests following quality protocols to improve their internal laboratory testing.

Engr. Victor G. Revilleza, Technical Manager of the FPRDI Furniture Testing Center (FFTC) led the workshop, while Engrs. Alvin F. Vardeleon and Edward Paul S. Marasigan, laboratory analysts, demonstrated how the machines work. They also demonstrated performance testing of chairs and tables, which include static, fatigue, impact and stability test.

FFTC helps the Philippine Furniture industry enhance its global competitiveness through evaluating the quality of furniture in conformance to local and international test standards.