Catas Academy: the webinar calendar for 2021

During these difficult periods the “digital mode” is the only option for a large number of companies to maintain their attention on the most pressing technical issues, in full compliance with the prescriptions of the authorities to counteract the ever-dramatic health emergency that afflicts the entire planet.

It is therefore no coincidence that the majority of the training and technical refreshing events proposed by Catas Academy (more than 50 seminars in 2020), have been organized as “webinars”. The internet connection is, in fact, an unique opportunity that the Italian laboratory has already activated for some time, working on the quality of information, creating several meetings in English for the many partners that Catas has all over the world, building a real webinar case where those who could not participate live can always find all the contributions; while Catas subscribers will be able to access it directly from the “myCatas” area specifically dedicated to each of them.

During the last year 54 courses and seminars were organized for companies, operators in the wood-furniture sector, education institutes and universities; more than 5,000 online contacts were recorded during the live courses or as subsequent connections.

An intense and rewarding year, which ended with the special event Catas Virtual tour followed live last December 10 by about 300 people from all over the world and which counts today over 1,200 views online.

Also for 2021 a first calendar of appointments has been defined which, as in previous years, will be further enriched with new events, giving a quick and coherent response to the technical-standard relevance of the world of wood-furniture. The courses, as in our tradition, are held by Catas technicians and experts, who bring “in the chair” all the expertise and experience built up in the various areas in which they are daily involved: laboratory testing activities, participation in the national and international standardization committees, but also listening and studying the needs and technical problems of companies. After the first event – which took place last January 19th in collaboration with the Italian association of adhesive producers (Avisa-Federchimica), dedicated to the presentation of the “Edge banding” manual – here we would like to present the next events. All of them are already planned in Italian language but some seminars will be also repeated in English (dates will be communicated on time).


February 25, 2.00 pm

Wood-based panels for furniture:

from the intended use to their selection

 March 11, 2.00 pm

Office chairs and the new EN 1335-1 standard:

focus on “hot” spots

 08 April, 2.00 pm

Office chairs and the new EN 1335-1 standard:

uncertainty of measurement and decision rule

 May 13, 2.00 pm

Desks and storage units for offices: standards and specifications

 June 10, 2.00 pm

The edge banding process of furniture panels:

materials, processes and quality control

 08 July, 2.00 pm

Stability of domestic storage furniture:

the current state on requirements and upcoming news

 16 September, 2.00 pm

Life cycle assessment LCA:

new opportunities for the furniture sector

 21 October, 2.00 pm

Wood-based panels: mechanical performance and CARB certification

 November 18, 2.00 pm

Wood-based floors and parquet:

laboratory tests and certification of the performance of surfaces


The detailed programs of the various meetings will be published on time in the Catas website (, while the subscribers to the laboratory newsletter will receive all communications in their e-mail. For further information, also for the seminars in English language, it is always possible to contact Catas by writing to or by calling +39 0432 747260.

Catas Academy: the webinar calendar for 2021 ultima modifica: 2021-02-03T11:00:09+00:00 da Francesco Inverso