About us


For over 25 years we have been operating as a product certification body.

A dedicated technical secretariat works alongside companies throughout the entire certification process.
A team of qualified inspectors specialize in specific sectors, namely: formaldehyde, coatings, laminated profiles, furniture products and playground surfaces.

The CQA certification schemes are developed on the basis of our long experience in the sector and are constantly updated in response to evolutions and innovations in the technical and standard sector.

Competence, Impartiality and Independence: the basis of our working method.

We are the first institute in Italy to have been accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065 for certification schemes dedicated to low-formaldehyde emission panels for the US market (Formaldehyde CARB and Formaldehyde TSCA Title VI (EPA)):

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We are the first institute in Italy to have obtained recognition by CARB (California Air Resource Board) and U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as a third-party certification body:

CARB-Approved Third-Party Certifiers.

A specific Committee for the Safeguarding of Independence and Impartiality made up of qualified representatives of Public Bodies, Consumers and Sector Associations, guarantees the credibility of the certification of the accredited schemes according to the UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17065 standard.

Download the CATAS Quality Policy.