What is the impact of new standards on furniture?

The Ministry of Environmental Protection recently issued the National Environmental Standard "Technical Requirements for Environmental Marked Products - Furniture", which was formally implemented on February 1. Compared with the old version, the new standard is more stringent in general, and further strengthens the environmental protection of furniture. This will mean that furniture products that can acquire environmental labels will be greener after the implementation of the new standard.
Policy: the new standard has been formally implemented since February 1st.
The new edition of "Technical Requirements for Environmental Marking Products - Furniture" (hereinafter referred to as "Requirements") has been formally implemented since February 1. "Requirements" has re-defined the terminology, definition, basic requirements and inspection methods of furniture environmental marking products. "Requirements" applies to interior furniture, including wood furniture, metal furniture, plastic furniture, soft furniture, and other furniture, accessories, cabinet products except.
After the implementation of the new standard, household products that meet the standard will have an environmental label, it is a label on the product or its packaging, in short, is the product of the "certification trademark". It marks that the product not only meets the corresponding product quality and safety standards, but also meets the national environmental protection requirements in the process of production and use.
In addition, the requirements for raw materials of leather and artificial leather, waste recovery and disposal during the production process, and the limits of harmful substances in Solvent-based wood coatings were also adjusted.
Comparison: what is the difference from the old version?
Compared with the old version of Requirements implemented on February 1, 2007, the new standard not only redefines the scope of the original interior furniture, but also adds new requirements for leather and synthetic leather raw materials. In addition, the new version of the standard is another bright spot is to increase the furniture industry in the production process of waste recycling, processing requirements.
Taking the requirements in the production process as an example, the new edition of the standard requires furniture production enterprises to classify waste collection and treatment; sawdust and dust can not be directly discharged; in the painting process, enterprises should also take effective gas collection measures, and the collection of waste gas for standardized treatment.
"In fact, it is not difficult to see that the new standard issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection is to control the impact of the atmospheric environment from the production link, and at the same time, some omissions in the old standard have been more comprehensive supplement." Zhu Changling, chairman of the China Furniture Association, believes that the introduction of the new standard is very necessary and keeps pace with the times.
Trend: what is the impact of new standards on industry?
Furniture enterprises occupy the third place in the traditional manufacturing industry, so the pollution caused by furniture manufacturing can not be underestimated. Furniture production process will release a certain amount of volatile organic compounds, mainly benzene, formaldehyde, phenols, etc., is one of the main sources of atmospheric pollutants. Therefore, more stringent standards will strengthen the furniture enterprises from the basic production link to improve and optimize, adopt more effective, more environmentally friendly production methods, reduce environmental pollution.
In addition, a higher and more precise standard is undoubtedly a more stringent requirement for the industry. Zhu Changling, chairman of China Furniture Association, believes that the Ministry of Environmental Protection has put forward new requirements, the entire furniture industry should actively cooperate, and in the implementation process found more new problems, so as to ensure a more benign development of the industry as a whole.
If any industry wants to develop in a long-term, positive and stable way, it is bound to constantly improve the standards. "The new standard requires a wide range of furniture, it is difficult to say which specific categories of furniture will have a greater impact." Zhu Changling said that the introduction and implementation of the new standards, to a certain extent, can promote more furniture enterprises to strive to enhance brand reputation, thus also can force the entire industry to carry out benign competitive development.