, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 8–8 | Cite as

Harmonised European Method for Testing VOC Emissions

Trends and Events

The Eurofins Product Testing A/S laboratory has announced that the harmonised European testing method for VOC emissions has been approved by the relevant working group of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) as part of the European Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

According to the schedule, VOC tests for CE marking will be carried out using this method in between one and two years’ time. In addition, it is likely that in future a variety of national quality labels for low-emission products will be awarded on the basis of corresponding harmonised test methods.

Emission tests of items such as construction products, furniture and detachable parts from vehicle interiors are carried out to ensure that the products comply with legal requirements or with the standards for voluntary eco-labels. However, the tests have not always been fully reproducible from one laboratory to another.

In order to improve the quality of the processes, the standard that has now been adopted specifies, among other things, precise test chamber parameters and permitted deviations. The most important change is that the emissions for all test results are calculated on the basis of a European reference procedure.

Eurofins is offering a series of seminars on this subject.

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