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The French VOC emissions classes

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Concerned products that are in French market need to be labelled since 1. September 2013. The limit values for the emission classes are listed below.

Classes

C

B

A

A+

TVOC

>2000

<2000

<1500

<1000

Formaldehyde

>120

<120

<60

<10

Acetaldehyde

>400

<400

<300

<200

Toluene

>600

<600

<450

<300

Tetrachloroethylene

>500

<500

<350

<250

Xylene

>400

<400

<300

<200

1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene

>2000

<2000

<1500

<1000

1,4-Dichlorobenzene

>120

<120

<90

<60

Ethylbenzene

>1500

<1500

<1000

<750

2-Butoxyethanol

>2000

<2000

<1500

<1000

Styrene

>500

<500

<350

<250

The label on the products includes a letter indicating the highest (worst) emissions class of the listed individual substances and the TVOC.

There are detailed rules on how the label has to look like. An example is given below. Minimum dimensions are 15 mm × 30 mm. The additional sentence below always shall be placed on the packaging in readable letter size.

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* Information sur le niveau d'émission de substances volatiles dans l'air intérieur, présentant un risque de toxicité par inhalation, sur une échelle de classe allant de A+ (très faibles émissions) à C (fortes émissions).

Eurofins VOC related services

Eurofins offers documentation of compliance with the specifications on emissions of VOC and aldehydes by independent and ISO 17025 accredited testing, and if relevant also with external surveillance (inspections, re-testing), and certification, e.g. in combination with the Eurofins operated certification programme Indoor Air Comfort - certified products.

Eurofins operates both an accredited and notified test house and an approved ÜZ certification body. VOC emissions testing for any program or regulation can be easily combined with tests for other regulations or labels such as Belgian VOC regulationFrench VOC regulationsGerman VOC regulationsEMICODE, German Blue Angel, Finnish M1 and US tests. Such combinations allow to save money compared with separate testing for each of these purposes.

Certification and testing services for Ü markCE mark and the Eurofins certification program Indoor Air Comfort - certified products can be ordered in parallel for use on different market segments - there will be significant costs saving when compared to ordering these services separately.

Contact to surveillance and testing services

  • Surveillance and Certification body:
    (also DIBt approved surveillance and certification body)
Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH
Am Neuländer Gewerbepark 4
21079 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 492 94 6815
Email UZ-certification@eurofins.com
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  • Testing lab:
    (also DIBt approved testing body, and accredited as well as notified testing lab)
Eurofins Product Testing A/S
Smedeskovvej 38, 8464 Galten, Denmark
Phone: +45 7022 4276
Email voc@eurofins.com

Contact to VOC Testing Laboratories

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