Indoor Air Comfort - pan-European product certification
Eurofins "Indoor Air Comfort" (IAC) product certification is an innovative tool to show compliance of a product with low VOC emissions criteria set out in Europe on two levels:
Standard level "Indoor Air Comfort - certified product" shows compliance of product emissions with the criteria of all legal specifications issued by authorities in the European Union and its Member States.
Higher level "Indoor Air Comfort GOLD - certified product" shows additional compliance of product emissions with the criteria of many of the voluntary specifications issued by most relevant ecolabels and similar specifications in the EU. Therefore certified products are those with the best-in-class low emissions, thus good for indoor air quality.
More details (regulations, limit values) are in the IAC specification.
The specifications on VOC emissions of these programs are included in the certification:
- Indoor Air Comfort:
- Belgian regulation
- French regulation, A class (or A+ class for ndoor Air Comfort GOLD)
- German regulation, AgBB
- Draft Lithuanian regulation
- Planned Swedish regulation
- E1 classification
- Indoor Air Comfort GOLD, on top of the above:
- GUT (except odour testing)
- Several EU ecolabel criteria
- Several Blue Angel criteria
- Several Austrian ecolabel criteria
- LEED outside North America
- FEMB standard for sustainable office furniture
- M1 only partly
- Not included:
- US programs such as CDPH, BIFMA, Cradle-to-cradle, Greenguard
- Danish Indoor Air Climate label
- Any odour and ammonia tests
- But the tests necessary for the above can be supplemented to an Indoor Air Comfort EU test, saving significant costs when compared with separate testing
The Eurofins "Indoor Air Comfort" certificate and label may give market advantages - especially in countries and for products where no public low emission label exists.
A certified product can also apply for whatever covered label on the basis of the test report, as regards VOC emissions into indoor air. But the individual programs may have supplemental requirements, and they may require license fees.
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 regulation, French VOC regulations, German VOC regulations, EMICODE, 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 mark, CE 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 surveillance and testing services
- Surveillance and Certification body:
(also DIBt approved surveillance and certification body)
Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH
Am Neuländer Gewerbepark 4
21079 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 492 94 6815
- Testing lab:
(also DIBt approved testing body, and accredited as well as notified testing lab)
Smedeskovvej 38, 8464 Galten, Denmark
Phone: +45 7022 4276
Contact to VOC Testing Laboratories
Please see here contact information of Eurofins VOC testing laboratories in Europe, China and Japan: