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DS/EN 16402:2019

Paints and varnishes - Assessment of emissions of substances from coatings into indoor air - Sampling, conditioning and testing

This document specifies a reference method for the determination of emissions from coatings into indoor air. This method is applicable to volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds and volatile aldehydes.**NOTE 1 – This document is aimed at describing the overall procedure and makes use of existing standards mainly by normative reference complemented when necessary with additional or modified normative requirements.**This document is mainly aimed at determining emission data in indoor air for the purpose of meeting national legislation requirements, and for the voluntary labelling of products.**NOTE 2 – Harmonized product standards for coatings falling under the CPR can refer to this standard for the intended conditions of use.**This document applies to coatings for indoor use as listed in Clause 5. **It is not applicable for:**- coatings that are applied off site or coatings that are applied on site, prior to the structure being permanently weatherproof except for the product type category 7 as listed in Clause 5;**- tinting pastes that are not ready for use as coating;**- non film-forming products like e.g. waxes and impregnations.

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