Emission

The use of polymers and other performance materials may result in the release of unwanted or disturbing substances. In small spaces, concentrated emissions can affect comfort or user health.

The nature and quantity of these emissions are strictly regulated and quantified in specifications that include qualitative smells tests, quantitative fogging measurements and extensive emission tests.

Three types of test methods can be distinguished:

Static Methods
Static Headspace, Flask Method , Formaldehyde
Standards: VDA 277   PV 3341   VDA 275   PV 3925

Dynamic Methods
Thermal Desorption, Thermal Extraction and Test chamber
Standards: VDA 278   DIN ISO 12219-3   VDA 276
DIN ISO 12219-4   ISO 16000-9

Static Methods
Fogging, Odor
Standards: DIN 75201   PV 3015   ISO 17071   ISO 6452   VDA 270   PV 3900

 

Below is a selection of test procedures, which UL offers.

Test methodStandards 

VOC
(Volatile Organic Compounds)

VDA 278
VDA 276
ISO 12219

VOC
Fogging

DIN 75201-A
DIN 75201-B
PV 3015

02 emission 02 fogging detail
Odor

VDA 270
PV 3900
ISO 12219-7

Odor
Headspace

VDA 277
PV 3341

Headspace
Formaldehyde

VDA 275
PV 3925

Formaldehyde

 

Our test methods comply with most international standards and requirements of the Automobile OEMs

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