Catas Academy: the 2024 calendar defined

The 2024 calendar of Catas Academy, the brand under which the numerous training activities of the most important European laboratory for testing in the wood-furniture sector are grouped, kicked off on 30 January. A calendar that becomes richer every year, precisely to meet the needs of companies, engaged in facing an increasingly complex market on a daily basis, which requires certain skills and knowledge in order to maintain and increase their competitiveness.

This year there will be three formulas chosen by Catas: in addition to the online webinars and “Catas Days ” – that is, appointments with the laboratory technicians “in the field”, at the Catas offices in San Giovanni al Natisone (Udine), Lissone (Monza Brianza) and at the “Catas Point” in Pesaro – there will also be “Masterclasses”, that is, opportunities for in-depth study aimed at company technicians (production, quality control, research and development) interested in updating or completing their technical knowledge. Various topics will be the subject of these real ‘lessons’, which will touch on the main theoretical aspects as well as more practical aspects, such as systems and how they can be used or applied, rather than the detection of the most common defects in order to understand which is the way to quality processes and finished products.

30 January 2024, 2 p.m.
The revision of EN 1725. All the new features!

29 February 2024, 2 p.m.
Furniture and tables for office and community use: Regulatory updates.

21 March 2024, 2 p.m.
March 2024: CARB-EPA milestone. All the news on formaldehyde.

23 May 2024, 2 p.m.
Accelerated ageing tests: what are they for?
What information do they provide?

25 June 2024, 2 p.m.
Colour in Furniture: Methods and Tools for Observation. Insights.
(in cooperation with BYK-Gardner GmbH)

10 October 2024, 14.00 hrs.
The reaction to fire of upholstered furniture: focus domestic market in Great Britain
7 November 2024, 2 p.m.
Community seating: the revision of EN 16139

THE CALENDAR OF “CATAS DAYS” (in attendance)
Finishes and surfaces for furniture: watch out for the defect!
San Giovanni al Natisone (UD); 8 February 2024, 2 p.m.
Lissone (MB); 7 March 2024, 2 p.m.

Upholstered furniture: how does it react to fire?
San Giovanni al Natisone (UD); 7 May 2024, 2 p.m.

LCA and EPD: Environmental Measurement and Communication for Furniture Products
Lissone (MB); 16 May 2024, 2 p.m.
Pesaro (PU); 04 July 2024, 2 p.m.

Finishes and Surfaces for Furniture: Quality Control in the Company and in the Laboratory
Pesaro (PU); 26 September 2024, 2 p.m.

Storage furniture and tables: furniture for communities
Lissone (MB); 3 October 2024, 2 p.m.
Pesaro (PU); 24 October 2024, 2 p.m.

(classroom, limited number of students)

Product families (wood base and composites); classification and recurring defects, testing and laboratory controls
Duration: 4 hours; lecturers Franco Bulian, Catas Director, and Paolo Tirelli, Catas Mechanical Department Manager
Date: 14 May 2024

Types and constituent characteristics: veneers, impregnated papers, laminates and plastic foils. Use and application systems. Recurring defects, testing and laboratory checks.
Duration: 4 hours; Lecturers: Franco Bulian, Catas Director, and Claudio Caon, Catas Surface Department Manager
Date: 28 May 2024

Typology and composition of the main paint products used in the furniture sector. Classification, application, drying.
Recurring defects, checks and laboratory controls.
Duration: 8 hours; Lecturer: Franco Bulian, Catas Director.
Date: 11 and 12 June 2024

Catas Academy: the 2024 calendar defined ultima modifica: 2024-02-21T09:53:06+00:00 da Francesco Inverso