In recent years, in the case of furniture-related consumer disputes, there have been many disputes about excessive formaldehyde.
After discovering that there is odor after interior decoration, more and more consumers choose to buy formaldehyde tester and test the amount of formaldehyde emission. Once the formaldehyde is exceeded, the furniture as the big piece is the culprit, which is inevitably related to the business theory, but the merchants take A report on the qualified inspection of furniture panels, the two sides each a word, in the end can be described as two losses: panel furniture by the consumer nailed "formaldehyde release exceeded the standard" label, the credibility is reduced; and consumers have since fallen on the furniture "do not worry The psychological trauma has led to the emergence of various sales discourses in the market that claim furniture “environmental protection”.
Objects detected by consumers ≠ objects detected by merchants
As a kind of panel furniture, there are many complaints about the formaldehyde problem in the custom-made furniture of the plate. For example, in the near future, the custom furniture brand of the first echelon in China was complained by consumers, saying that after testing, the formaldehyde released by the custom furniture purchased exceeded the standard. “When I entered the house, I could feel the pungent smell. When I suspected that the formaldehyde exceeded the standard, I borrowed a formaldehyde detection instrument. Who knows that the instrument shows that the formaldehyde content is as high as 1.122mg per cubic meter, and the national standard is 0.08 per cubic meter. Mg, more than 14 times.” Consumer complaints like this are many and often “resonate” with many consumers.
From the above statement, we can find out the reasons for consumers and businesses to hold each other.
When consumers use formaldehyde testers, they usually close the doors and windows, place the tester in any place in the room, or put it in a closed drawer or closet. The test object is indoor air, and the formaldehyde is released from the indoor air. It is not just furniture; the test report on the hands of panel furniture manufacturers comes from third-party testing organizations or self-built laboratories with testing qualifications. The object of testing is artificial boards. The experimental environment of the testing room has ensured the maximum results. From the sample for inspection.
How is the air detection data related to the sheet inspection data?
The inconsistency of the detected objects directly leads to the inconsistency of the reference standards.
The results of the test by the consumers themselves using the formaldehyde tester are referred to as the “National Indoor Air Quality Standard” (GB/T18883-2002), which stipulates that the formaldehyde emission of civil houses is ≤0.08mg/m3, and its detection method and testing requirements. There are also corresponding regulations; the standard referenced by the manufacturer is GB 18580-2001 "Limited release of formaldehyde in wood-based decorative materials for interior decoration materials", GB 18584-2001 "Limited release of harmful substances in furniture for interior decoration materials", according to "E "Classification, the respective formaldehyde content is: E0 ≤ 0.5? mg / L, E1 ≤ 1.5mg / L, E1 is the national mandatory "safety standard line", that is, must meet the standards, E0 grade plate environmental requirements more High, so it is also used by many companies for brand marketing, but the real use of E0 grade plates is actually only a few.
It is difficult to say how relevant the indoor air standard is to the plate standard.
When purchasing furniture, the inspection of the board is up to standard, but the decoration is completed. After the furniture enters the scene, the air quality is detected again. The formaldehyde is several times higher than the standard. The unprofessional consumers, for these complicated standards, complex detection methods, It must be a clue.
Environmentally friendly furniture, environmental protection
If you buy a “green board furniture” with a test report and you buy it, you may not be able to guarantee that the indoor air formaldehyde does not exceed the standard. The reasons are as follows: First, the formaldehyde content of the wood-based panel of single-piece panel furniture is not exceeded, and the superimposed effect of multiple pieces of furniture is difficult to ensure that the formaldehyde does not exceed the standard, and the accessories used in furniture and building materials (edge banding, glue) It is also a source of formaldehyde; the second is that consumers do not only have furniture, but also other materials, such as plastic products (hot melt glue, glass glue, etc.) including putty, as well as wall paint, laminate flooring, parquet, bamboo flooring. , solid wood composite doors, even soft fabrics such as fabric sofas, leather sofas, curtains, carpets and other textiles that look beautiful soft accessories, together they may make "decoration" no longer environmentally friendly .
The release of formaldehyde is slow. When the furniture comes into play, the formaldehyde left in the previous decoration has not been released, which has caused inevitable indoor air pollution, and the formaldehyde is not attributable to a certain kind of furniture.
In the entire home decoration process, from hard to soft, from material selection to construction, from purchase to use, every link is related to health, do not make do. Manufacturers must not seize the consumer's desire for "environmental protection", exaggerate the "environmental" performance of furniture, promote E1 grade plates into E0 grade plates, and even advertise the "zero formaldehyde" commercial gimmick.
Only consumers have a rational understanding and expectation of “environmental protection” and “environmental protection” of home decoration. They do not hold the stereotype of “formaldehyde exceeding the standard” of plate furniture. The merchants do not exaggerate the facts, and the two sides will not be responsible for each other on the formaldehyde issue. word.
Panel furniture has the advantages of low price and large-scale manufacturing. It is recommended that manufacturers adhere to higher standards in the issue of formaldehyde release. Consumers should increase the budget when purchasing panel furniture, especially for panel custom furniture. A higher level of balance between the manufacturer's production costs and consumer spending will create a win-win situation for both buyers and sellers.