Catas Academy: see you on the web!

Technical training has always been one of the pillars of Catas’ activity, the most important European laboratory for wood and furniture.

Even during the emergency for the fight against the “Covid 19” Catas Academy won’t stop. The laboratory has upgraded its own offer by presenting a new program of webinars open to all the companies operating in the wood and furniture sector.

The first three events have already been defined. The Catas technical experts will talk and deepen a selection of topics that currently affect the furniture sector. This is the full program:

on Tuesday, May 5 2020 at 2:00 PM (local time)  

Formaldehyde in the wood and furniture sector

Speaker: dr. Franco Bulian, CATAS Vicedirector. 

It will be presented all is known today about formaldehyde which is considered as one of the main sources of indoor pollution caused by furniture. It will also be an opportunity to be informed on the legislative and regulatory context in Europe and the US.


on Tuesday, May 12 2020 at 2:00 PM (local time)  

VOC and indoor environments

Speaker: dr. Daniele Bergamasco, CATAS Vicedirector. 

The materials for furniture containing VOC will be examined, by deepening how and in which situations VOC emissions should be considered dangerous. The focus will therefore be on the “indoor” air quality and on the reference test methods used for the emissions analysis.


on Tuesday, May 19 2020 at 2:00 PM (local time)  

Motorised furniture

Speaker: dr. Andrea Giavon, CATAS Director

During the webinar instructions and guidelines for the application of the Machinery Directive (MD) in the cases of furniture products equipped with electrified movements will be provided.

An opportunity to keep up to date even during the Coronavirus emergency, and to fix some “key points” to be taken as the base of the process of designing and development safe and sustainable furniture products. 

Free registration is available on; for further information:,
phone +39 0432 747260.


Catas Academy: see you on the web! ultima modifica: 2020-04-07T09:11:13+00:00 da Luca