This article only wants to underline the existence of the standard: “EN ISO 5999:2013 Flexible cellular polymeric materials - Polyurethane foam for load-bearing applications excluding carpet underlay – Specification”
This international standard specifies requirements for flexible load-bearing polyurethane foam of the polyether type.
The foam is classified according to:
- the type (of foam);
- the performance during a fatigue test;
- the indentation hardness index used as a means of grading materials.
The list of recommended applications for the series of flexible polyurethane foams treated by the standard is available in appendix A (informative and non-normative), as the short abstract given below (Table A.1 - Recommended applications):
|X||Heavy-duty seats in continuous use by the pubblic (contract furniture)|
Heavy-duty public transport seats.
|V||Private and commercial vehicle drivers' seats|
Public transport seats
Cinema and theatre seats
Office furniture seats or seats used by the pubic (contract furniture)
|S||Private and commercial vehicle passenger seats|
Domestic furniture seats
Public transport seats backs and armrests
Contract (commercial) furniture backs and armrests
|A||Private vehicle seat backs and armrests|
Domestic furniture backs and armrests
Scatter cushions or throw pillows
For further information please refer to the full standard document available on the UNI web site.
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