Furniture and construction materials can release various types of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that affect indoor air quality and may harm human health. Emission tests are consequently an essential aspect of chemical safety assessments. Many countries have established mandatory or voluntary assessment programs regarding the release of VOCs, formaldehyde and other hazardous substances from construction materials and furnishing.
Our experts manage impartial tests to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and standards, e.g. EN 717-1, EN 16516, ASTM D-6007-02, DIN 16000-3,6,9,11,28, BIFMA X7.1, GEV, EMICODE, M1, AFFSET, French Regulation, AgBB, BREEAM, Nordic Swan, Blue Angel, etc.
Our experienced team provides reliable information decisive for gaining access to international markets. With our support, you can credibly prove that your construction materials comply with legal safety regulations and state-of-the-art standards.
Our emission tests boost confidence.
Our experts keep you on the safe side with VOC and formaldehyde emission testing. Our comprehensive services allow you to document the safety of your construction and furnishing materials, which in turn builds trust with customers and partners. Your commitment to environmental and social responsibility is reflected on our platform and is accessible to external parties. Internally, our services help raise awareness about product sustainability.
Our experts conduct test chamber analyses on consumer goods to quantify concentrations of released potentially harmful substances and evaluate the effects on indoor air hygiene.
Our services include the following assessments:
We carry out formaldehyde and VOC emission tests in accordance with the following international test marks, quality seals, environmental labels and certification systems:
The emission test for formaldehyde and VOC comprises the following five steps:
You can rely on the expertise of our highly qualified team of experts and scientists and our excellent track record of more than 20 years in the field of emission testing.
Our laboratories in Nuremberg, Cologne, Heerenveen, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou are all quality accredited to ISO 17025, and our testing procedures follow the product standards covered by accreditation. The main laboratory in Nuremberg boasts an impressive testing capacity with more than 80 test chambers in various dimensions, including 26 x 1 m³ test chambers, 6 m³ and 25 m³ temperature-controlled test chambers. This lab is an LBO-approved testing, surveillance and certification body (PÜZ-Center, DIBt); a notified testing laboratory for construction products under EU law [Regulation (EC) No. 305/2011]; and a testing laboratory notified under CARB and TSCA TITLE VI (Formaldehyde USA). The Shenzhen facility is notified as a Third Party Certifier (TPC) under CARB and TSCA TITLE VI.
Our experts are pleased to answer your questions about our comprehensive emission tests .
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