VOC News:

German DIBt approval system for low emitting construction products will change in October 2016.


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

VOC Emissions into indoor air limit values (LCI, NIK, CLI, CREL, ...)

LCI, CLI, NIK, and CREL values are used by several emission rating schemes as limit values for evaluating emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds VOC into indoor air (VOC are called COV in French).

Here you can see a comparison of limit values for emissions into indoor air:

The sources of information include:

Further links to sources may be found at www.product-testing.eurofins.com, or can be requested by email from voc@eurofins.com.

And: Californian CREL values, used for Section 01350, BIFMA, Floor Score, CRI GLP, Indoor Advantage Gold, CHPS, and more programs: www.oehha.org/air/allrels.html.
Please note: These programs require 1/2 CREL shall not be exceeded for any substance, with the exception of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.

Latest News

There is an on-going initiative to harmonize LCI values throughout Europe. A publication on EU-wide harmonized LCI values, awaited since a long time, now is available. The Belgian regulation incorporates that list into its requirements. You can download the publication from here. This information already is included in the above information.

Contact to VOC Testing Laboratories

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





Testing laboratory: Thomas Neuhaus, email product-emissions@eurofins.com
Eurofins Product Testing A/S
Smedeskovvej 38
8464 Galten
Phone: +45 7022 4276
US office:

3507 Delaware Ave,
Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone: (202) 657-6584

Updated by: ROP
Last updated: 15 December 2015