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The uncontrolled emission of large quantities of different volatile organic compounds by some plastic components can make the inside of a vehicle an exposure area for users and lead to health and wellbeing issues.
Normatives: VCS 1027,2749 (Volvo), PV 3942, VDA 277, D105495, etc.
Formaldehyde is a colourless gas with a strong smell composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. It belongs to a large family of chemical compounds called Volatile Organic Compounds. Concerns over the presence of formaldehyde stem from the fact that high levels of this substance can cause health problems.
Normatives: VCS 1027,2739 (Volvo), PV 3925, VDA 275, GME 60271, D455535 (PSA), etc.
The level of odour inside cars is a mandatory parameter to be controlled since high levels can make the user uncomfortable. Today, it is an important challenge and concern for car manufacturers.
Normatives: VCS 1027,2729, PV 3900, VDA 270, BO13101 (Ford), etc.
There are plastic components inside vehicles that, under certain conditions, may condense and fog up the car windows. This can be dangerous when driving.
Normatives: VCS 1027,2719 (Volvo), SAE J1756, GMW 3235, BO 11603 (Ford), PV 392o, etc.
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