Cubis® II App Helps Identify Volatile Compounds in Car Interiors

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Determination of the Fogging Characteristics of Trim Materials in the Interior of Automobiles

High surface and interior temperatures can cause polymers, textiles and natural materials of automotive interiors to outgas volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOC & SVOC) at an accelerated rate. When these compounds condense on the cooler surface of the windshield, it can create a visibility problem for the driver.  

The fogging test helps vehicle interior manufacturers identify and develop products that outgas SVOCs at a reduced rate. The fogging test procedure – outlined in DIN EN ISO 75201 – helps recreate auto interior outgassing in a timely, measurable and repeatable fashion.  

Download this informative application highlight to discover how Cubis® II – paired with fogging test QApp software – can assist with this function. 

Commonly Asked Questions:  

  • What is DIN 75201, and how is it tested? 
    • DIN Standard 75201 is a method developed by the German Institute for Standardization that allows automobile interior material manufacturers to test the levels of condensation/evaporation of volatile compounds. The two common testing methods are reflectometric and gravimetric.  
  • What are examples of VOCs and SVOCs found inside vehicles? 
    • Potentially harmful VOCs and SVOCs found inside vehicles as a result of material manufacturing include benzene, styrene, toluene and acetaldehyde.  

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