The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association announced that the American National Standards Institute recently approved revisions to the U.S. performance standard for kitchen cabinets and bath vanities, ANSI/KCMA A161.1-2012.
The ANSI/KCMA A161.1 standard has been reviewed every five years consistent with ANSI policy, and has been revised and strengthened seven times since its inception in 1965 to ensure that the standard reflects improvements in technology, materials and construction, according to the KCMA.
Changes include: clarification that the drawers, as well as doors, of cabinets should be properly aligned and close without excessive binding; the static loading test for wall cabinets over 24 inches in height has been increased from 500 pounds to 600 pounds; the timing of the open/close cycles for doors and drawers has been standardized; and lighting conditions for observing finish performance have been established.
For more information on the standard, please go to http://www.kcma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Visitors.Performance.
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