Catas Academy: webinar calendar for the year 2021

A rich programme of events to inform about the latest technical and regulatory developments in the wood-furnishing sector

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The training and refresher events offered every year by Catas Academy are very popular and appreciated by operators in the sector and in order to be able to hold them during the health emergency, the Italian laboratory has decided to organise them via the web.  On the other hand, in this period it is thanks to the digital mode that many companies have also been able to turn their attention to the most pressing technical issues and continue to operate safely.


A full calendar of events for the wood-furnishing sector

Catas, Europe's leading testing laboratory for the wood-furniture industry, has been working on the quality of presentations for some time now, holding several meetings in English for its many partners from all over the world. It has also set up a real "webinarteca" where those who were unable to attend live can always find all the contributions; Catas subscribers, on the other hand, can access them directly from the "myCatas" area dedicated to them.
The 2021 calendar includes a rich number of appointments that can be further enriched with new events during the year to provide a quick and coherent response to the technical and regulatory news of the wood-furnishing sector.  
The courses are held by Catas technicians and experts with the strength of their expertise and experience built up in the various areas in which they operate: laboratory testing, participation in national and international standardisation forums, listening to and studying the needs and technical problems of companies.
Last year, 54 courses were organised for companies, operators in the wood-furnishing sector, training institutes and universities; more than 5 thousand views were gathered from the live courses available online. An intense and satisfying year, which ended with the special "Catas Virtual Tour" event, watched live on 10 December by around 300 viewers from all over the world, which has now been viewed online by over 1,200 people.


Webinars scheduled in the 2021 calendar

After the first event, held last 19 January in collaboration with Federchimica, dedicated to the presentation of the manual "Edge Bonding", here are the next appointments.

25 February, 2 pm
Wood-based panels for furniture: from the intended use to the choice

11 March, 2 pm
Office seating and the new EN 1335-1 standard: focus on the "hot" spots

08 April, 2 pm
Office chairs and the new EN 1335-1 standard: measurement uncertainty and decision-making rules

13 May, 2 pm
Office desks and storage furniture: standards and specifications

10 June, 2 pm
The edging process of furniture panels: materials, processes and quality control

08 July, 2 pm
Stability of storage furniture for domestic use: the state of play on requirements and upcoming innovations

16 September, 2 pm
Life Cycle Assessment LCA: new opportunities for the furniture sector

21st October, 2 pm
Wood-based panels: mechanical performance and CARB certification

18 November, 2 pm
Wood-based floors and parquet: laboratory tests and certification of the performance of finishes and surfaces
Detailed programmes for the various meetings will be published on the Catas website.
For further information you can always contact Catas by writing to or calling +39 0432 747260.


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