New Vehicle Interior Air Quality Standard Developed by Nissan and Renault

Posted March 22, 2021 by BenChristie

A look at Renault and Nissan’s new standard for VOC testing of vehicle interior materials using the micro-scale chamber method.

A collaboration between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) Renault and Nissan has resulted in a new standard for volatile organic compound (VOC) and formaldehyde testing on materials that are used in vehicle interiors.

The new standard – RNES-B-20116 – uses a micro-scale chamber to analyze materials. A small sample is placed in the chamber so that only the emitting surface is exposed. VOC are then swept into a sorbent-packed tube in a flow of clean and humidified air (at ambient or elevated temperature). These tubes are then analyzed using TD-GC-MS.

The standard is one of a number developed by car manufacturers to check vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ). Materials used in vehicle interiors – plastics and polymers, textiles, foams, adhesives, etc. – can release substances that may be detrimental to human health.

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, operates several micro-scale chambers as part of its global network – in France, Germany, India, China, Thailand, and South Korea.

SGS Automotive Interiors Services
SGS offers a comprehensive range of services to help car manufacturers ensure their interiors comply with VOC standards, including RNES-B-20116, ISO12219-3, ISO16000-25, Jaguar TPJLR 52.104 and FCA CS-13398. In addition, SGS in France can also deliver Renault accredited testing reports in relation to RNES-B-20116. Learn more about SGS Automotive Interior Testing Services. []

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.
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Last Updated March 22, 2021