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FCBA

FCBA’s mission is to promote innovation and technological progress and to improve productivity and quality in industry by promoting an integrated approach and highlighting synergies in the sector. Its special character lies in the diversity of the professionals on whose behalf it operates: forestry, logging and sawmills, pulp, paneling, packaging and miscellaneous products, wood construction industries, furniture, gluing, finishing, wood processing and preservation, environment, health, energy, etc.

By monitoring the industry’s technical, economic, regulatory and standardization issues, it helps companies to integrate innovations, adapt to rapidly changing markets and position themselves within Europe and worldwide. FCBA makes its know-how, expertise and skills available to professionals through joint actions: innovation and research, information management and dissemination, promotion of the industry, standardization and development. It is also involved in private actions: consulting (technical support, testing), certification (it is the 3rd largest product certifier in France), vocational training, etc.

Within the furniture department, skills and tools enable to help the sector to innovate and improve the  environmental impact of the products: Life Cycle Assessment, Eco-design, Use observations, etc. FCBA was also involved in the prefiguration of a sector in charge of collecting and valorising end-of-life furniture.