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Emissions check for IGP Powder Coatings

Gloss and color are not the only qualities that distinguish the surfaces of organic finishes on window frames or façade profiles. The coatings can also improve the air quality in interiors.


There are various test criteria in all major building certification programs for classifying coating products for construction parts in terms of safety for human health and the environment. They include possible emissions of volatile, partly non-hazardous, but partly carcinogenic or mutagenic organic substances from surfaces in interiors.

Among the surfaces considered here are paints and varnishes as well as plaster, plastics, synthetic fiber textiles and floor coverings.


It is no longer enough for certification to point to a low content or even absence of VOCs and aldehydes. Today’s measuring methods deliver in-depth results because even the smallest traces of substances per unit of space can be sufficient to trigger respiratory irritations, skin rashes and sensitization.


For this reason, the European Standards EN ISO 16000-1,-3,-6,-93; EN 164024 and EN 165165 require that some of the larger product groups are tested by a test institute (Research Institutes of Sweden AB).


This applies to these product groups:

  • IGP-DURA®face 5803
  • IGP-DURA®face 5807
  • IGP-DURA®xal 4201
  • IGP-HWFclassic 5903
  • IGP-HWFclassic 591T

The emission values determined after 3 and 28 days according to DIN 16000-9 are below the detection thresholds for the respective groups of volatile substances.

Simultaneous measurements according to M1 (Finnish international evaluation standard) and AgBB (German evaluation standard for VOC emissions from construction products) produce a similar picture.


Under all evaluation methods, the tested IGP powder coatings remain significantly below the permissible limits per unit of space in a reference room.

The results of the measurements comply with the requirements of the M1 emission label and the AgBB. This provides the basis for certification by green building labels such as LEED, BREEAM or DGNB regarding the maximum permissible emission values of interior surfaces coated with our products.

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