VOC Testing and Analysis at E-Labs

At E-Labs, we offer Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) testing and analysis, which are commonly found in many natural and synthetic materials in the form of solids, liquids, or vapors. VOCs present in products such as the paint or wallpaper on the walls, the fragrance of the room freshener, disinfectants, deodorizers, cosmetics, etc., are essentially organic chemicals that contain a higher level of vapor pressure at room temperature. Thus, it correlates with having a low boiling point and in turn relates to the sample molecule number in the air, known as volatility.

An array of VOCs is manufactured in different industries throughout the country, which acts as a strain of slow poison for humans, animals, and the environment as well. Hence, it brings forth the need to focus on VOC testing and analysis to scrutinize the VOC concentrations present in our surroundings. Notably, although not acutely dangerous, mostly higher levels of VOC concentrations are found indoors than outdoors. 

VOC Testing at E-Labs:

The best way to alleviate the danger from higher VOC concentration levels is by simply collecting and getting the samples tested at an authorized laboratory for quantitative analysis in both liquid and gaseous form. Some of the common volatile organic compounds are:

  • Acetone, found in nail polish and furniture polish
  • Ethanol, found in glass cleaners, dishwater detergents, and laundry detergents
  • Carbon Disulfide, found in tap water
  • Toluene, present in paints
  • Xylene, found in traffic emissions
  • Benzene, is found in emissions from candle burning, stove burning, etc.

E-Labs offers consumer product testing facilities in different domains such as paints and inks, furniture and wood products, textiles and apparel, footwear, electronic appliances, etc. 

1. Interior Building Products VOC Testing: E-Labs offers VOC, Phthalate & Formaldehyde Testing according to regulatory standards for Interior Building Products.

2. Furniture VOC Testing: E-Labs offers formaldehyde emission testing for wooden furniture.

3. Building Products VOC Testing: E-Labs offers VOC Testing for building products to meet Indoor Environmental Quality regulations. 

4. Paints and Inks VOC Testing: E-Labs offers water content, density, and exempted solvent content testing and analysis facilities for paints and inks VOC testing.

5. VOC Floor Testing: At E-Labs, apart from product sampling, we deal with concrete floor finish and floor coverings testing, while maintaining and regulating essential requirements.

Testing Methods:

Prolonged exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds can pose dangerous effects on health, with visible kidney and liver damage, cancer, headaches as well as an increase in carcinogenicity, and skin irritations. Henceforth, E-labs use the powerful combination of Gas Chromatography (GC) and Mass Spectrometry (MS) methods to identify the presence of VOC in solid or liquid samples. The following method helps to differentiate the single or multiple constituents of VOC and provides insight into the total VOC present in the given sample. The process begins with heating a required size of the sample provided, at a specific temperature for a certain period to detect the presence of VOC in it. 

E-Labs ensures that the samples provided by the clients are at par with the International VOC standards, and guarantees data accuracy as well as faster turnaround time to achieve error-free testing results while complying with the regulatory standards.