Furniture hardware manufacturers, Salice, have achieved a second FIRA Gold Certification, this time for their Silentia+ soft-close hinges.
This new certification is in addition to the one held for their Salice series 200 hinges, which was attained in 1990. As part of the FIRA Gold Certification process the hinges were tested to ‘Level H’ of BS 6222-2:2009+A1:2017 Domestic kitchen equipment; Fitted kitchen units, peninsular units, island units and breakfast bars, Performance requirements and test methods.
Level H is the most severe test under the standard and is used to assess performance and durability when heavy use is expected or where the users are not expected to exercise care. As such, the testing process subjected the hinges to 60,000 opening and closing cycles on a constant loop to gauge long-term performance.
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