An introduction to the use of thermal desorption for testing chemical emissions from construction materials and consumer products
Application Note 089
High-profile international regulatory developments and increased consumer awareness of hazardous chemicals in everyday products are driving global demand for improved assessment and labelling of products with respect to their intentional or unintentional release of chemicals.
These regulations impact a large proportion of the manufacturing industry, including producers of flooring and furniture, for example, together with all their suppliers.
This application note describes the features of thermal desorption (and Markes’ technology in particular) that make it suitable for testing emissions of potentially hazardous chemicals from construction materials and consumer products.