The European company Eurofins Product Testing A/S, as the global leader in VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions chamber testing, now expands its VOC testing activities as well to North America. The new Manager of Business Development, Denise Van Valkenburg, previously with Masco and Steelcase, will develop the US market by offering local support to US customers. Denise will design tailored VOC testing programs in close cooperation with clients. Further, the opening of a VOC testing laboratory in Des Moines, IA, is planned for 2011.
More and more buildings in the USA are LEED certified and classified as sustainable. One element of this certification relates to low VOC emissions into indoor air. Eurofins supports manufacturers of construction products and furniture by providing independent testing and documentation of compliance with low VOC specifications.
Unique position in the VOC testing market
Denise comments: “I am delighted to work with Eurofins because they operate the only laboratory in the world that is accredited for testing by more than 10 different low VOC emissions programs in Europe and in the US – such as CDPH Section 01350, EMICODE and Blue Angel. This allows industry to use very cost-effective testing programs.” The general Manager of Eurofins Product Testing A/S, Per Holst-Hansen, adds: “We can see already now that our international approach and our state-of-the-art testing services are highly welcomed by the US industry.”
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) organizes the Greenbuild Exposition that will be held in Chicago November 16-18. At booth 1918L, Denise Van Valkenburg and Reinhard Oppl, Director VOC Testing from Denmark, will show how Eurofins supports the US industry in its need for VOC emissions testing. Both are involved in development of low VOC specifications by several organizations and standardization bodies. They are ready to discuss the latest developments in terms of low VOC requirements for sustainable buildings and ecolabels.
Eurofins Product Testing A/S performs VOC testing for a huge variety of materials and products such as floor coverings, adhesives, insulation materials, paints and lacquers as well as furniture and toys since 1989. More than 20 years of experience allows Eurofins to offer targeted test programs responding to the needs of each customer. Most of its testing services are accredited according to ISO 17025 and approved by several national bodies in Europe (France, Germany) and in the USA. In addition, Eurofins test reports are accepted by a large number of low VOC emissions programs, such as EMICODE and Blue Angel. Further, Eurofins Product Testing A/S is member of the non-profit community U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that recommends criteria for indoor air quality and low VOC emissions in certified sustainable buildings.
For further information please contact:
Denise Van Valkenburg, PE (from November 15)
Manager of Business Development, Eurofins Scientific US
General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal email: DeniseVanValkenburg@eurofinsus.com
Director VOC Testing, Eurofins Product Testing A/S
Phone: +45-702-242-76 or +1-202-657-6584
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November 01, 2010