The Furniture Laboratory


The Furniture Laboratory

As a certified and accredited testing laboratory, we have been offering our customers chemical-technological services, specific advice and applicative expertise in a wide range of economic and process segments for over 25 years. Our high, consistent standard of laboratory work makes us a reliable partner at your side.

We strive to continuously develop practical system solutions and test procedures in accordance with the requirements of the market and our customers, enabling you to increase your productivity.

esteem® - a seal of quality for upholstery fabrics

The development

CTL® GmbH has understood and acted upon the need for long-term quality control of upholstery fabrics. Due to the enormous structural change and the ever-increasing imports of furniture from the Far East over the years, as well as the non-uniform regulations for chemical substances within the EU, consumers and industry have become increasingly disconcerted. esteem® was developed in response to the need of consumers and industry for more transparency with regard to the quality and health safety of furniture fabrics.

The developers

As an independent testing laboratory, CTL® GmbH has been testing and advising customers from all over the world in a competent and practice-oriented manner since 1995. CTL® GmbH is significantly involved in the development of new analytical methods, limit values and procedural instructions. We are setting the standards for the quality furniture fabrics of tomorrow.

The test contents

In addition to the requirements according to DIN EN 14465:2006, esteem® also includes the burning behaviour of a product as well as tests for potentially sensitising and carcinogenic dyes. The relevant test parameters are covered by esteem®.

Do you have any questions?
Lothar Dornau​
Head of Automotive Laboratory

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DIN EN ISO 105-B02, Textiles – Tests for colour fastness – Part B02: Colour fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc light, method 3, exposure level

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