New European testing method of VOC emissions from construction products - CEN TS 351

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Upcoming July the CEN TC 351 "Harmonised testing method for evaluations of VOC emissions from construction products" is expected to be published as CEN technical specification (CEN/TS 16516).

In order that you know now already what lies ahead of you (and why) the UL ECO-INSTITUT assembled as neat FAQs all you need to know about the new European testing method on its site

Also you may find and download there the first part of the official validation of method "Robustness Validation of Methods" the UL ECO-INSTITUT has participated developing.

If you have further questions concerning the new horizontal testing method or general inquiries about VOC emission tests and further services of UL ECO-INSTITUT please do not hesitate to contact the UL ECO-INSTITUT.

Your advantage: the UL ECO-INSTITUT disposes of 85 test chambers so a start of testing is possible at short notice - ususally within one week after sample arrival.

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With UL's gloabally leading testing competences with laboratories in the US, in Europe and in China the UL ECO-INSTITUT, now part of UL Environment, can help manufacturers gain access to sustainability markets in Europe and North America.

The testing and certification services include among others:

- VOC and chemical testing for many national and international requirements: DIBt, AgBB, French VOC A+ label, Ü- and CE-marking, GREENGUARD Certification, eco-INSTITUT-Label, Bleu Angel, GEV Emicode, M1 Emissions Classification, GUT, EU "Flower" Ecolabel, CRI Green Label Plus, NSF-140, California 01350, Odour testing for ISO 16000-28
- Sustainable Product Declarations
- Environmental Product Ceclaration Certifications
- Environmental Claim Validations
- Leed Assessment Advisory Services


UL ECO-INSTITUT joined the UL Global Network as part of UL Environment in May 2012. It ranks among the leading providers for emission and pollutant testing of construction and furnishing products. The independent and accredited testing laboratory, located in Cologne, Germany, operates roughly 85 emission test chambers and evaluates products according to national and international requirements and criteria. Additional information about UL ECO-INSTITUT may be found at

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UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), works to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services, and organizations. We help companies achieve their sustainability goals-and help purchasers, specifiers, retailers, governments, and consumers find products they can trust. UL Environment offers environmental claim validations, multi-attribute product certifications, environmental product declarations, indoor air quality certification, product emissions testing, organizational sustainability certification, and consulting. For more information,
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