Indoor air quality

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Indoor air quality

Among many other requirements, the Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC) calls for construction products producers to demonstrate that their products do not emit harmful substances to the air.  This is particularly important for products used indoors where such substances could build up and affect air quality for occupants.

ecca have carried out testing to the international standard ISO16000 by the certified laboratory CSTB to assess emissions from painted metal surfaces.  There is no European standard yet for the maximum allowable emissions, but ECA-IAQ, AgBB and AFSSET all have schemes in place giving limits and the ecca samples have been evaluated against these.

The conclusion of the testing is that in all respects the prepainted metal samples were well within all anticipated limits for emissions of VOCs and formaldehyde.


  Download the full test report from CSTB to read more about this important result and its applicability to prepainted metal