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VOC Emissions into indoor air

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World market leader in VOC emissions testing

Eurofins Product Testing is the world market leader in terms of capacity for VOC emissions chamber testing, operating several hundreds test chambers of different sizes, experienced with VOC emission chamber testing since 1989.

Hazardous chemicals may form part of a product without posing any harm if they do not leave the product at any time, but they may lead to significant health risks when a significant volume is set free. Determination of release into surrounding indoor air is the issue of emission testing.

Background and purpose of VOC chamber emissions testing may be:

Compliance with regulations on low VOC emissions

Customer specifications

  • Eurofins can evaluate the pollution reduction by interior surfaces (English) (French) (German) by testing VOC and formaldehyde .

Sustainable or "Green" Buildings

Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort certification gives prove of compliance with LEED and BREEAM. Eurofins was approved by and partners with SCS (California) on VOC emission testing for LEED approved programmes such as BIFMAFloorScore and Indoor Advantage Gold. Other specifications may be based on CHPS, DGNB or HQE.

Please read more about VOC emission testing by clicking here.

Eurofins - unique services offered by world-wide market leader

The international presence of the Eurofins laboratories allows you to save money by having tested a product only once, following a testing protocol giving results that are accepted by a large variety of national labels. Eurofins can assist you with application for the different national labels. 

Your Eurofins laboratory can advise you which tests are required for the different purposes and different labels. Testing is performed by Eurofins for most of the labels in Europe and also for USA related purposes - for a non-comprehensive list of labels please click here.

Eurofins Product Testing A/S is accredited by the Danish national accreditation body DANAK which forms part of the international networks of accreditation bodies, ILAC and IAF, likewise AFNOR, BS, DIN and other national accreditation bodies.

Any accreditation of any national accreditation body within these networks is recognized by any other national accreditation body. See also:

Therefore any Danish accreditation is valid across the world, including France, Italy, and many more countries. Details of the accreditation of Eurofins Product Testing A/S and the included testing methods can be seen with these two links:

Eurofins Product Testing A/S also was notified to the EU Commission as notified testing lab for CEN/TS 16516 - the harmonized European standard for testing VOC emissions of construction products that converts into EN 16516 in 2017.

Similar accreditation was achieved by the VOC testing laboratory in Shenzhen Shenzhen (China).

Watch this video and follow the sample through our Galten VOC emissions testing laboratory

Or click on this link.

And watch this presentation and see the principles and applications of VOC emissions testing

VOC emissions testing overview 2013 - EN


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 VOC Testing Laboratories

Please see here contact information of Eurofins VOC testing laboratories in Europe, China and Japan: