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About Furntech

The Australasian Furnishing Research and Development Institute is an independent not-for-profit technical organisation providing standards, testing, product certification and research for buyers and sellers of furniture.

Use of Furntech-AFRDI Trademarks

AFRDI Blue Tick and Other Sevices

Documents relating to the AFRDI Blue Tick Product Certification Program are available in this section. 

Membership Information

Major financial, social and industry restructuring makes Furntech-AFRDI membership more important than ever.

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Country of origin claims & the Australian Consumer Law

The ACCC has released a guide that is designed to help businesses and industry groups learn about the ACL provisions relating to country of origin claims and understand how these provisions operate.

Testing Guidelines from ACCC & Product Safety Australia

The ACCC and Product Safety Australia have released two guides, which are central to the work which Furntech-AFRDI does.

Registered Research Agency

The Industry Research and Development Board has approved the registration of Furntech-AFRDI under the RRA Program.

Tax Assistance on Research and Development - AFRDI can help

Important Notice on Warranties Against Defects

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) was introduced as a single national consumer law on 1 January 2011.

Tests Accredited by NATA

Furntech-AFRDI is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) as a public testing service compliant with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

Latest Publications

the bulletin - September 2016

the bulletin - May 2016

More thought needed in choosing commercial seating for public places

the bulletin - December 2015

AFRDI 151 Guide for Specifiers and Product Designers


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ABN 44 009 579 908, trading as Furntech
Registered Research Agency: RRA 15703
NATA Accreditation number: 3082

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