Monthly Archives: April 2015

SVOC content testing for EU ecolabel

The new EU ecolabel criteria document for paints and varnishes requires declaration or testing of the SVOC content (semi-volatile organic compounds). Unfortunately there was some confusion about how to test, because the referenced standard ISO 11890-2 as such does not … Continue reading

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Will the German DIBt approval system have a future?

A decision of the European Court (C-100/13) clearly said that Germany must not establish a national approval system for construction products on top of  CE marking. This is in contradiction with the German approval system and the Ü mark, administered … Continue reading

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VOC and formaldehyde in Green Star sustainable buildings program

Green Star is a membership-driven organization aiming at building sustainable buildings and certifying these. Developed in Australia, there are analogous organizations in New Zealand and in South Africa. Products cannot be certified, but use of compliant products can help building … Continue reading

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