Emission

The origin, testing & prevention

Nowadays much more time is spent in interiors than it was in the past. This requires standards for protecting human health and for clean living conditions. Nowhere have these standards been more stringent than in the car industry. The car’s interior is more and more a living room on wheels and subject to a diversity of influences on health and well-being from the materials applied that surround the driver and passengers.

Increased interior temperature of up to 120°C surface T, due to aerodynamic and stylistic demands, are not an exception when a car is left standing in full sun for some time. The high surface temperatures cause problems inperceivable as yellowing, shrinkage, or undesired ageing of parts of a car’s interior.

It is, however, the emission of low and medium volatile substances which creates a risk for health and well being.

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