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Application Note 103

Enhancing the development of low-emitting products and materials using microchamber or direct desorption sampling, with TD–GC–MS analysis

Application Note 103

This application note describes how sampling techniques for thermal desorption can be used to assist the development of low-emitting materials used in building construction and domestic fittings.

As an example, emissions of VOCs and SVOCs from adhesives, flooring materials and a glazing spacer are sampled using either the Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor™ or direct desorption, and then analysed by TD–GC–MS.

We show how the resulting data is useful for comparing emissions between products, assessing the effect of manufacturing processes, and troubleshooting problems arising during manufacture.

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