VOC News:

German DIBt approval system for low emitting construction products is about to change. Applications for approval by DIBt are not possible any longer for CE marked products.


For an update on the status as of February 2016, read more in our VOC Blog.

Ecolabel comparisons

VOC specifications in ecolabels have been compared in a number of papers. Some of these are listed below.

If a report is listed here then this does not mean that Eurofins agrees with all of its content. As an example, many researchers do not realize the high importance in the market achieved by EMICODE and PRODIS/GUT because these are not run by government. But both labels have changed the adhesives market and the carpet market in large parts of Europe, leading to much lower emissions than some 10 - 20 years ago.


Publications of Eurofins:

  • Comparison between EMICODE - Blue Angel - AgBB/DIBt - CDPH Section 01350 (2010), available in English and in German
  • VOC emissions standards in Europe and in the USA (2010), available in English
  • Selection of the right low VOC label from the huge offer in the market (2010, Certech conference), available in English
  • VOC emissions standards - adhesives and sealants (2010), available in English and in German
  • VOC emissions standards - furniture (2010), available in English


There are ISO standards on operation of ecolabels: ISO 14021, 14024, 14025.

The TVOC issue

The term TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compounds) is used in different ways by different labels and regulations. This is explained in a special TVOC webpage.

Contact to VOC Testing Laboratories

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




Updated by: ROP
Last updated: 11 December 2015