VOC Emissions into indoor air
( French version) (German version to follow)
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 in 4 countries on 3 continents, 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 set free.
Determination of release into surrounding indoor air is the
issue of emission testing. An
overview is available here in English,
German. See also our special US website.
Background and purpose of VOC chamber emissions testing may be:
Compliance with regulations on low VOC emissions
- CE marking
- French VOC regulations
- German product
approval and Ü marking for floor coverings and several more
Eurofins is approved as ÜZ body for DIBT Ü mark
- Belgian VOC regulations
- Legal requirements in EU, in the USA and in several more countries regarding VOC content (Decopaint Directive, SCAQMD, ...)
- Testing for Japanese standards
- Exposure and health assessment for European REACH legislation on chemical safety
- Purchase specifications on low VOC emissions
- Ecolabels and quality
e.g. Section 1350, CHPS, EMICODE, GUT, Blue Angel, AgBB, M1, BIFMA, FloorScore, ...
- For a list of labels for which tests by Eurofins are accepted, please click here.
- Certification programmes for low VOC emission products:
Sustainable or "Green" Buildings
Eurofins fulfills the requirements for VOC emission testing for Sustainable Buildings programmes, such as LEED. Eurofins was approved by and partners with SCS (California) on VOC emission testing for LEED approved programmes such as BIFMA, FloorScore and Indoor Advantage Gold. Other specifications may be based on BREEAM or HQE.
Some examples of emission testing applications are listed 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. Eurofins can evaluate by testing the VOC and formaldehyde pollution reduction by interior surfaces ( English) ( French) ( German).
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.
Besides VOC emissions chamber testing, Eurofins offers the certification programme Indoor Air Comfort - product certification may achieve more reliability and establish more trust of end-users and of purchase departments.
VOC emission testing by Eurofins Product Testing A/S is accredited by DANAK in accordance with ISO 17025 which is the prerequisite for an analytical laboratory - ISO 9001 certification will not be sufficient. For explanation of the difference please click here. Our accreditation is valid world-wide via mutual acceptance within ILAC.
Contact to VOC Testing Laboratories
Please see here contact information of Eurofins VOC testing
laboratories in Europe, USA, China and Japan: