Lighting systems: regulations, CE marking and eco-friendly design

The process that leads to the certification of lighting components is well punctuated by specific standards and directives. We are talking for example about the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU, the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU, but also the Regulation (EU) 2019/2020 and the Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. Electromagnetic Compatibility for lighting systems The Directive … Read more

LED strips in furniture: characteristics, evolution, advantages

In recent times, interior design and planning - be it housing solutions, private or public offices - have been enriched by multiple lighting solutions. Of all of them, LEDs appear to be the best option in reconciling durability, energy saving and environmental protection; in simplifying the management of light intensities… Read more

The European Regulation 2017/745 on medical devices

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The new Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices, which came into force on 25 May 2017 and which repeals the previous Directive 93/42/EEC, introduces various changes in the regulatory framework governing the placing of medical devices on the European market. These are relevant changes that involve the broadening of the product definition, better traceability of devices, more effective control… Read more

Collaboration agreement between Sicom Testing and CATAS


Establishing collaboration between different laboratories is not always easy, let alone immediate. Often, in fact, competition prevails, making any cooperation almost impossible. However, on the occasion of the recent specialization seminar on electrified furniture products, Sicom Testing and CATAS demonstrated that collaboration is possible. The two laboratories, in fact, have signed a… Read more

The safety of the furniture product: risk analysis

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At the Catas headquarters in San Giovanni al Natisone, the conference entitled The safety of furniture products: risk analysis, a transversal topic that affects the entire furniture sector and its main operators, was held. In the chair was Dr. Andrea Giavon, director of Catas, who proved to be a clear speaker... Read more