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Because of their potential adverse impact on the environment and on human health, VOC are regulated in the manufacture of many products, especially those for indoor use where concentrations can be highest but also on paints and lacquers. The environmental effects of VOC include:
Effects on human health from VOC tend to be chronic, rather than acute, but can include:
As a result more and more countries have opted for guidelines to reduce concentrations of VOC in consumer products. You need to be aware of the VOC requirements for your products and be sure that you comply.
VOC testing services from SGS offer proven experience and expertise. We carry out the following:
Our testing for furniture can make homes and offices safer environments. We carry out:
We test inks and paints according to recognized standards:
You can trust SGS to ensure you comply with international VOC directives and standards. With our worldwide industry presence, network of laboratories and experienced staff, we have the expertise you need to be sure your products will comply wherever in the world they will be sold.
Contact SGS to find out how you can benefit from our VOC testing expertise.