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Application Note 093

Rapid microchamber tests for screening chemical emissions from car trim in accordance with ISO 12219-3

Application Note 093

‘New car smell’ results from the release of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs) from car interior materials, such as plastic or wood trim, textiles, glues and sealants. Many of these chemicals, such as benzene, formaldehyde and phthalates, are suspected to have a detrimental impact on vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ), and in extreme cases they may pose a risk to the health of occupants.

This application note demonstrates the efficiency and reliability of Markes’ Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor™ to rapidly assess emissions of residual monomer from polymeric car-trim components in accordance with ISO 12219-3.

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