UL Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (UL AQS) announced that it has expanded the capacity of its environmental chamber laboratory to support growing international demand for product evaluation testing.
An increase in the number of international requests for product emissions testing, including French volatile organic compound (VOC) regulation testing and testing for third-party certifications like GREENGUARD, EcoLogo, Blue Angel, and UL Environment, has spurred the addition of more than a dozen new chambers, including a new room-size chamber for testing furniture and the application of consumer products. The additional chambers facilitate same-day loading and allow for a faster turnaround time of up to two days.
"We have always worked with product manufacturers to understand the best test method to meet their market needs. Additional chamber capacity allows us to continue that premium level of customer support, which is critically important to us and to the manufacturers we've partnered with for more than 20 years," said Marilyn Black, Ph.D., president of UL AQS.
Some of the key international tests offered by UL AQS include German AgBB, Blue Angel, DIBt, and Emicode; French VOC labeling regulations and AFFSET; Finnish M1; and Japanese JEITA Eco Mark, to name a few.
In addition to expanding its chamber capacity, UL AQS has launched a new, interactive website aimed at informing the public about the impacts of IAQ on human health.
"Consumers, product manufacturers, architects, designers, and specifiers want to know more about healthy products and healthy spaces," Black noted. "Our new website gives us a platform to continue educating the world about the ways in which indoor air quality can affect quality of life, comfort, and wellness."
For more information, visitwww.aqs.com.