Making regulatory chemical emissions tests easier for construction products manufacturers
British Measurement and Testing Association Newsletter, Winter 2020/21
Chemical emissions tests are mandatory for construction product manufacturers to show regulatory compliance. This often requires the implementation of routine in-house tests for quality control as well as ‘reference’ tests for product certification. However, the ‘small’ chambers used for the reference methods are costly and impractical for routine screening because it can take up to a month to complete analytical studies.
This article shows how the Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor™ (µ-CTE™) can be used as a complementary technique; it is less expensive than the ‘small’ chamber and allows sample collection from six samples at a time, significantly increasing the throughput. This enables manufactures to screen material prior to these expensive third-party certification tests and carry out routine factory control/quality control.