Automotive interiors

Emissions and odour tests


Since the beginning of 2019, eco-INSTITUT offers emission measurements and odour tests of (interior) materials  for the use in vehicle interiors.

Substance class
Standard
Description of test method
Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 
 VDA 276 Determination of organic emissions from automotive interior components via 1m 3 test chamber
 VDA 277 Non-metallic automotive interior materials – determination of emission of organic  compounds (headspace)
 VDA 278 Therma desorption analysis of organic emissions for characterisation of non-metallic automative materials
 DIN ISO 12219-2 Indoor air of road vehicles – part 2: screening method for determinatation of volatile organic compounds from vehicle interior equipment – sample bag method
 DIN ISO 12219-3 Indoor air of road vehicles – part 3: screening method for determination of volatile orgnic compounds from vehicle interior equipment – micro test chamber method
 DIN ISO 12219-4 Indoor air of road vehicles – part 4: method for determination of volatile organic compounds from vehicle interior equipment – small test chamber method
Odours
 VDA 270 Determination of odour behaviour of automotive  interior materials
 DIN ISO 12219-7 Indoor air of road vehicles – part 7: odour determination in the indoor air of raod vehicles and in emissions test chamber air from interior components by olfactory measurements
 Formaldehyde
 VDA 275 Fittings for vehicle interior – determination of formaldehyde emission according modified flask mehtod

eco-INSTITUT also tests:

  • Car seats
  • Children seats
  • Ceiling panelling
  • Wall panelling
  • Covers
  • Head rests
  • and more

eco-INSTITUT looks forward to hearing from you!

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