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Applied Technical Services offers VDA 277 standard testing to determine the total level of VOC emissions from non-metallic automotive interior materials. VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are chemical compounds that tend to evaporate easily. They include both natural and human-made solids and liquids which can emit gasses into the atmosphere. Materials in new vehicle interiors such as plastic and vinyl emit VOCs, some of which can be harmful to human health and/or the environment when present at high levels.
ATS’ VDA 277 testing is an accurate and useful way of ensuring that automotive interior materials are safe for consumer use and EPA-compliant. This internationally recognized method is carried out by heating a specific quantity of sample test material in a vial using the Headspace incubator where the emitted VOCs can be analyzed. Along with VDA 277, VDA 278 is also used sometimes to determine the individual VOCs in materials. Through the process of gas chromatography, the level of emitted substances can be evaluated to determine whether the sample passes manufacturer and/or government regulations. Through the process of gas chromatography, the level of emitted substances can be evaluated to determine whether the sample passes manufacturer and/or government regulations.
ATS’ skilled chemical analysis personnel perform all VDA method 277 testing procedures with specialized equipment to deliver clear and accurate results. All lab personnel follow the relevant standards set for the various VOC tests we offer.
Applied Technical Services – A Reliable Testing Provider
For over 50 years, ATS has maintained an excellent reputation among clients in business, industry, and legal professions for successfully uncovering facts in Materials Testing, Chemical Analysis, Calibration Services, Nondestructive Testing, and Forensic Investigations. ATS provides quality inspection, testing, and consulting engineering services for customers in a variety of fields, including those of automotive, chemical, construction, consumer products, healthcare, and power generation.
ATS Labs and Lab Experts Deliver Quality Assurance
All ATS field and lab technicians are actively involved in our continuous quality improvement process and are familiar with the recognized standards relevant to the industries they serve. We employ a wide range of certified experts — including chemists, scientists, metallurgists, investigators, Professional Engineers of various disciplines, and well-trained technicians. ATS’ accreditations and certifications include ISO 9001-2015 , Nadcap, recognition as an FAA Repair Station, and many more.
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