Oberflex panels classified A+ for indoor air quality

Building materials and items of decoration are two of the many potential sources of indoor air pollution. They can therefore no longer be designed without a rigorous selection of the materials they are made of and an exhaustive assessment of the volatile pollutant emissions that escape from them. These building materials and items of decoration are now subject to the "Indoor Air Emissions" labelling.

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As part of its eco-responsible approach, Oberflex® has been conducting regular test campaigns for many years, aimed at measuring the emissions of volatile substances from its products into the indoor air.
These measurements, done in accordance with the NF EN ISO 16000-9 standard, have earned Oberflex® an A+ rating for “Indoor air Emissions".

This rating is the result of emission measurements on the 11 substances of the VOC health label (formaldehydes, acetaldehydes, Toluene, Tetrachloroethylene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene, Styrene, Butoxyethanol, Trimethylbenzene, Dichlorobenzene) and it attests to the perfect conformity of Oberflex® laminates in relation to the 4 CMR substances: Benzene, Trichloroethylene, Dibutylphthalate (DBP), Diethylhexylphthalate (DEHP).

What is the “Indoor air emissions” label ?

This is a French health label that indicates the level of emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).

This label, launched by the French government, was created to assess and promote awareness of the impacts of materials on indoor air quality. The goal is to limit the emission of volatile pollutants indoors. This new labeling is the first in environmental health.

The letters indicate the level of emission of the product in volatile pollutants into the indoor air of a room: the rating ranges from "A+" (the product emits very little) to "C" (the product emits a lot). There are no products that do not emit VOCs.

How are the tests done ?

PROTOCOL: The tests are done inside an emissions test chamber using an Oberflex® panel installed on a wall and the ceiling for a period of 28 days.

TESTED COMPOUNDS: we test 11 chemical compounds such as formaldehydes and acetaldehydes to which we add all the other compounds defined as VOCs according to the ISO 16000 standard: TVOC, Toluene, Tetrachloroethylene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene, Styrene, 2-Butoxyethanol, 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, 1,4-Dichlorobenzene.


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