VOC News:

A new publication on CEN/TS 16516 (in English) summarizes the new standard for EU-wide harmonized VOC testing, including a comparison with ISO 16000 and EN 717-1 testing, also printed in Gefahrstoffe Reinhaltung der Luft 74 (2014) 3, 62-68, see www.gefahrstoffe.de.


Blue Angel German ecolabel

France(French version) Germany(German version)

IMPORTANT NEWS:

Blue Angel website was upgraded, but is available only in German language for the time being. The below links do not work any longer. As soon as available, we shall update these links for your proper use.

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The Blue Angel offers manufacturers and traders the opportunity to show the environmental advantage of their products. Blue Angel is the oldest ecolabel in the world, and it covers some 10.000 products in some 80 product categories. Blue Angel attempts to promote the "better" products - meaning those products, that show better environmental properties than the mainstream products are doing. Geographically the Blue Angel covers German market, but it is also recognised more and more outside Germany.

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Use of Blue Angel requires an application to RAL along with the necessary documentation, and payment of an annual fee, the height of which depends on actual sales volume. Eurofins is offering testing for Blue Angel, and support with application for the license to use that label. Similar services are offered with respect to several other ecolabels around the world.

Please see also our information sheet in English - in French - in German

Textiles and shoes

In December 2010 there was an announcement of new Blue Angel criteria, a.o. on textiles and on shoes. Here you will see details and services as soon as this has been published. First these are available only in German.

Interior finishing products and furniture

There are a number of Blue Angel criteria for products with low emissions into indoor air and thus potential impact on human health:

Eurofins is approved as testing laboratory by Blue Angel  for all the above mentioned labels. While most of these specifications are well adopted and used by a number of industries, some other industries prefer working with well established alternative labels, for which Eurofins offers the same services. This holds true namely for carpet industry and its GUT label, and for adhesives and sealant industry and its EMICODE label. A comparison showed the equivalency of EMICODE - Blue Angel - AgBB/DIBt - CDPH Section 01350 (2010) is available in English and in German. Nevertheless, Blue Angel can be a major tool in showing ecological advantages for marketing purposes.

Contact to VOC Testing Laboratories

Please see here contact information of Eurofins VOC testing laboratories in Europe, USA and China:
www.eurofins.com/voc-contacts.

Order forms and testing request forms are available for free download here.

Wireless and radio devices used by or for children, and electronic devices

Especially wireless and radio devices used by or for children - baby monitors, toys, mobile phones and the like - are in the focus of parents regarding their radio emissions. Eurofins is accredited according to DIN VDE 0848-1, prEN 50413 by DaTech. With this accreditation according to the European generic standard for human exposure of electromagnetic fields (0 Hz - 300 GHz), Eurofins offers a full application service for the "Blue Angel" for baby monitors (RAL UZ 125).

There are a number of Blue Angel criteria for electronic products with low potential impact on human health:

Eurofins services

Eurofins offers documentation of compliance with most of the above specifications by independent testing, and support with application for the license to use that label. Similar services are offered with respect to several other ecolabels around the world.

Further Information

For further information please contact our national organisations or our specialists for making use of the experience of Eurofins Product Testing A/S, the world market leader for VOC emissions chamber testing, and Eurofins Product Service GmbH, a leading test laboratory for electrical and radio testing.

 

 

Updated by: ROP
Last updated: 12 June 2014