VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are chemicals that will emit as a gas at room temperature or higher. They are present in many common materials, including the fabrics, adhesives, leathers, and types of vinyl used on the interior of cars. These compounds can be organic or manmade and will give off an odor. VOCs negatively impact air quality and can pose a risk to human health. Therefore, governing bodies such as the EPA have regulated the emission of volatile organic compounds. Several methods and standards are available for VOC testing. Various time frames, applications, testing requirements apply, and some are manufacturer-specific. At ATS, we offer a wide variety of VOC testing options.
The ISO 12219-3 Standard
ISO 12219-3 VOC testing is one of several methods that screen car trim materials for volatile and semi-volatile vapor-phase organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs, respectively). ISO 12219-3 analysis targets VOCs in a volatility range from n-hexane to n-hexadecane, as well as volatile carbonyl compounds like formaldehyde. This rapid, cost-effective test is valuable for:
ISO 12219-3 simulates real service conditions by using a micro-scale test chamber. The test generates results in a short time frame, making it ideal for quick emissions checks during the product development process.
ATS VOC Testing
Since 1967, Applied Technical Services has grown as a reliable testing provider across international markets. ATS maintains a high reputation for chemical analysis and materials testing. At ATS, our team of chemists works efficiently to meet the testing requirements set by manufacturers. We provide a comprehensive testing experience, with the capacity to handle anything from pre-production certification to product performance testing. If the need arises, we can also conduct a failure analysis for the product. Our experts deliver clear and accurate results in a short time frame. ATS provides emissions testing for the ISO 12219-3 standard, as well as many others, including:
We work to benefit our automotive clients with our proficiency in VOC chamber testing and micro-scale chamber testing. If your company needs ISO 12219-3 VOC testing or any other kind of VOC emission testing, contact ATS today.
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