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Draft Lithuanian Regulation on VOC emissions on hold

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The draft Lithuanian Hygiene Norm HN 105:2014 ‘Polymer construction products and polymer furniture materials’ was notified to the EU commission in 2014. This draft regulation was an interpretation of the European Construction Products Regulation regarding VOC emissions from construction products into indoor air. The regulation contained emissions limits for VOC, TVOC and TSVOC including a list of LCI values in a chamber test after 3 and 28 days. It was intended that this regulation applies to all construction products and furniture having a polymer organic compound (large molecular) as a main material or a binder. This was not limited to solid products, it also includes wet-applied products.

However the EU emission did not approve this draft, because it was contravening the REACH regulation. As a consequence the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania decided to put the procedure on hold and the Hygiene Norm HN 105:2014 will not be published. The former (existing) Hygiene Norm HN 105:2004 ‘Polymer construction products and polymer furniture materials’ remains valid. This regulation limits the content of heavy metals in wall coverings and formaldehyde release of wooden panels according to the E1 and E2 classes.

 

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. One example is the Eurofins Pan-European test package.

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.