VOC emissions by materials tests
We spend around 80% of our time in enclosed spaces and interior air is 5 to 10 times more polluted than exterior air. That is why for more than seven years, Céra-Labo has been working on identifying, limiting and informing on pollution emitted by materials.
Our new activity aims to test the emissions of pollutants emitted by sub-trade materials, the industrial devices, the everyday use objects or decorations, thus we allow :
- to give to industrial sectors research teams relevant informations on the emissions of their materials and other devices that can evaluate the repercussion of these products on the quality of the interior air;
- to contribute in the advancing research and development of new high-performance products with reduced repercussions on the air quality
- to facilitate their launch in order to reinforce the health and security of the impacted populations.
The materials are tested according to the ISO 16000-9 and 16000-11 norms in emission test chambers made of inert materials (stainless steel and glass) under strict temperature and humidity conditions.The samples are analysed according to several standards including ISO 16000-3, ISO 16000-6, ISO 16017-1, ISO 16000-33 and EN 717-1.
We use cutting edge analytical material: Chromatography in Gas Phase paired with mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) for analysis by Headspace (HS-GC-MS) or thermal desorption (TD-GS-MS), Chromatography in Liquid Phase (HPLC) and UV-Visible spectrophotometry.
The tests include notably the determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), aldehydes, phthalates and Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC).