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Danish Indoor Climate label

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The Danish Indoor Climate Label DICL (Dansk Indeklima Mærke DIM) is a voluntary system for labelling low VOC emission products. It is administered by the Danish Teknologisk Institut.

Eurofins Product Testing A/S is one of the approved testing laboratories for DICL.

DICL goes for VOC emission testing until a satisfactory emission level has been reached. In addition, an odour evaluation is performed.

Result is the number of days needed to reach a satisfactory level of emissions, and this declaration time value will be on the label (in Danish: "tidsværdi").

The satisfactory level is reached when all identified VOC emissions are below 1/2 of their irritation thresholds, and when a dynamic odour test at the elapsed time to reach the declared value shows an acceptable odour.

The threshold for an acceptable odour is:
− Acceptability > 0 (0 = just acceptable)
− Odour intensity < 2 (2 = moderate odour)

In earlier versions, also odour thresholds had been taken for evaluation, but this was dropped in 2005 because of the inconsistency of odour threshold data.

Test methods and evaluation criteria are not completely available for download. They are available upon request from DSIC secretary.

The labeled products can be seen on the website of DICL.

Eurofins services

Eurofins offers documentation of compliance with above specifications on emissions of VOC, aldehydes and odour by independent testing.

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 VOC Testing Laboratories

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