Automotive Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Testing

Intertek has been accredited for material testing by automotive market leading OEM(s) and works with customers on Automotive VOC issues to minimize problems before they arise in the field, providing Automotive VOC testing and aldehyde-ketone emission testing for materials and products. Gaseous VOC constituents emitted from test samples are captured and identified. The customer is provided a summary of the VOCs analyses so that an engineering judgment can be made as to the usability of the material.

Automotive Interior Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
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Intertek Automotive VOC Testing Services:

SpecificationTest MethodVOC Test Description
Hyundai-KiaMS300-553L bag-DNPH & VOC Analysis
NissanNES M0402Method #2 - 10L bag- DNPH & VOC analysis - 1 part & 1 background
NissanNES M0402Method #1 - 2000L bag- DNPH & VOC Analysis - 1 part & 1 background
ToyotaTSM 0508GVarious size bag - DNPH & VOC analysis - 1 part & 1 background
HondaDWG 0094Z SNA 00003 day bag prep - DNPH & VOC Analysis
MazdaMES CF 080 B20L pot - DNPH & VOC analysis - Blank & Test part
FCACS13398Micro-Scale Chamber for Determining VOC Emissions
JEITAPC-VOC-G-200523 C - 0.5 to 1 air change per hour - Background & 5 hr VOC analysis
GMGMW8081VOC analysis by Headspace GCMS
GMGMW3205Resistance to Odor Propagation of Interior Materials (need code A, B, or C from drawing to run the test)
EuropeanVDA-275Formaldehyde release by modified flask / UV Vis Spec method
EuropeanVDA-276Determination of organic substances as emitted from automotive interior products using a 1 m³ test cabinet
EuropeanVDA-277VOC analysis by Headspace GC
EuropeanVDA-278VOC and FOG emissions by Thermal Desorption GCMS
EuropeanVDA-270Determination of the odour characteristics of trim materials in motor vehicles
DaimlerPB VWL 709Analysis of the emission of volatile and condensable substances from vehicle interior materials by thermodesorption
PeugeotPSA D10 5495Materials in vehicle passenger compartment - Assessment of the quantity of volatile organic compounds (VOC) by thermodesorption / GC / MS (FID)
PeugeotPSA D10 5517Parts in passenger compartment and boot - Assessment of odour strength - Assessment against damning descriptive terms
PeugeotPSA D40 5535Analysis of formaldehyde and other carbonyl compounds of materials in the vehicle passenger compartment by liquid chromatography
RenaultD40 3004Analysis of formaldehyde and other carbonyl compounds in the materials of the passenger vehicle by liquid chromatography
RenaultD49 3027Volatile Organic Components analysis produced by cabin parts
RenaultD49 3085Analysis of aldehydes and ketones emitted by part inside the climatic chamber
RenaultD42 3109Materials for passenger vehicle evaluation of the quantity of volatile organic compound (VOC) by thermal / GC / MS (FID)
VWPV 3341Emissions of Organic Compounds by Headspace GC
VWPV 3942Emission Behavior of Parts, Components, and Semi-Finished Products for the Vehicle Interior
VWPV 3900Odour Test
VWPV 3015Condensable Constituents
VWPV 3925Measuring Emissions of Formaldehyde by Bottle/UV-Vis Spec.
GMGMW15654Full vehicle air sampling, VOC and SVOC analysis by GCMS (analysis only)
GMGMW15600Full vehicle air sampling, Aldehydes/ketones DNPH-HPLC (analysis only)
GMGMW15634Interior Materials VOC and SVOC by TD-GCMS (direct sampling) Thermodesorption
GMGMW15635Interior Materials Aldehydes/Ketones by Bottle/DHPH-HPLC (lab sampling)
CARBCARB310Determination of VOC in consumer products and reactive organic compounds in aerosol coating products
Paint/coatD3960Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC). Content of paints and related coatings (better for water based)
EPAMethod 24Determination of volatile matter content, water content, density, volume solids and weight solids of surface coatings (better for solvent based paint)
Paint/coatD6886Speciation of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Low VOC Content Waterborne Air-Dry Coatings by Gas Chromatography
EPAMethod 8260cVolatile Organic Compounds by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GS/MS) (sampled by EPA 5021 Volatile Organic Compounds in soils and other solid matrices using equilibrium headspace analysis)
SCAQMD313-91Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Headspace or direct liquid injection GC/MS)
VOLVOVCS 1027, 2739Formaldehyde emissions by Bottle/Spectrometer method
VOLVOVCS 1027, 2749VOC analysis by Headspace GC
BMWGS97014-2SHED test, HC emission by FID, 1-6 parts in Micro-SHEDS (small parts)
BMWGS97014-2SHED test, HC emission by FID, 1 part in Mini-SHED (larger parts)
BMWGS97014-3Emissions measurement with air exchange in a testing chamber
E2/BLDNG Mat.EN-120Wood based Panels, Determination of Formaldehyde Content. - Extraction Method called the perforator method. (reflux, UV/Vis spectrophotometry)
SCAQMD304Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in various materials (method 303 is a subtest)
AirD5466Determination of Volatile Organic Chemicals in Atmospheres (Canister Sampling Methodology)
SAEJ1756Fogging (like PV 3015)


Industry VOC protocolTest MethodVOC evaporative emission testing
ASTM D1475 Density of Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Products
ASTMD1489Nonvolatile Content of Aqueous Adhesives
ASTMD153Specific Gravity of Pigments
ASTMD1644Nonvolatile Content of Varnishes
ASTMD2369Volatile Content of Paints
ASTMD2832Nonvolatile Content of Paint and Paint Materials
ASTMD2834Nonvolatile Matter in Water-Emulsion, Solvent-Based, Polymer-Emulsion Floor Polishes
ASTMD2908Volatile Organic Matter in Water by Gas Chromatography
ASTMD3062Solids Content of Aerosol Coatings
ASTMD3069Delivery Rate of Aerosol Products
ASTMD3271Solvent-Base Paints Solvent Analysis
ASTMD3695Volatile Alcohols in Water
ASTMD37421,1,1-Trichloroethane Content
ASTMD3792Water Content of Waterborne Paint
ASTMD3960Volatile Organic Contents (VOC) of Paints and Related Coatings
ASTMD4017Water in Paints and Paint Materials by Karl Fischer Method
ASTMD5466Volatile Organic Compounds in Atmospheres
ASTMD6886Weight Percent Individual Volatile Organic Compounds in Waterborne Air-Dry Coatings
ASTME203Water Using Karl Fischer Reagent
ASTME260General Gas Chromatography Procedures, Rec. Practice for
CARB310Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in Consumer Products
EPA40CFR 60Appendix A Method 24: VOC of Coatings
DIN75201Determination of the fogging characteristics of trim materials in the interior of automobiles
ISO11890-2Determination of volatile organic compound (VOC) content
ISO12219-3Screening method for the determination of the emissions of volatile organic compounds from vehicle interior parts and materials - Micro-scale chamber method
ISO12219-4Method for the determination of the emissions of volatile organic compounds from vehicle interior parts and materials - Small chamber method
ISO12219-6Method for the determination of the emissions of semi-volatile organic compounds from vehicle interior parts and materials at higher temperature - Small chamber method
ISO16000-3Determination of formaldehyde and other carbonyl compounds in indoor air and test chamber air - Active sampling method
ISO16000-6Determination of volatile organic compounds in indoor and test chamber air by active sampling on Tenax TA sorbent, thermal description and gas chromatography using MS or MS-FID
SCAQMD303Exempt Compounds
SCAQMD304Volatile Organic Compounds
SCAQMD306Pentanes in Expandable Styrene Polymers
SCAQMD308Compounds by Gas Chromatography


312Percent Monomer in Polyester Resins
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