PU 114 - Automotive Vehicle Interior Air Quality (2017)

PU 114 - Automotive Vehicle Interior Air Quality (2017)

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Emissions from vehicle materials, such as seat coverings, plastics, polyurethane foam, carpet, sound deadeners, seals, adhesives etc., affect vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ) and subsequently the comfort and perceived quality of the vehicle in some markets. Multiple countries have developed methods to measure specific compounds from the vehicle interior. This has resulted in the development of OEM specific performance based emissions limits on methods for materials and components. A VIAQ working group for the United Nations Economic Council has developed an international mutual resolution for the harmonization of the vehicle methods. ISO will adopt the UN resolution as part ISO TC 146/SC 6 12219 standards including other harmonized material, component, and analytical methods. This course reviewed the standards and regulations affecting the automotive industry in regards to VIAQ, and how to comply with current and upcoming OEM sampling and analytical requirements. 

Original Date:

  • July 11, 2017


  • Members of CPI - $199.00
  • Non-members - $249.00

CPI Members get $50 off during checkout.
Joint ACC/CPI members will see the $50 savings automatically in your cart.

Who Should Purchase?
  • OEMs, Tier 1&2 suppliers, Raw Material manufacturers, test laboratories, regulatory bodies.


  • Learn about the current and upcoming regulations surrounding VIAQ.
  • How to carry out the necessary sampling and analysis of materials that effect VIAQ.
  • Learn about what the future has to hold in this application area.            


  • To educate participants about the current and proposed standards to measure VIAQ, emissions from materials and how to evaluate the data.
  • Review current state of the art test methods for materials, components and vehicles and regional regulatory compliance for VIAQ including type approval or homologation requirements and harmonization of test methods.
  • Promotion of industry standardization which is critical to shrinking the test burden to insure materials and components comply with manufacturer specifications and global vehicle regulatory requirements.

Length of Course:

  • The course is a 90 minute webinar. 


  • Mark Polster is an Emissions Test Technology Expert for Ford Motor Company and responsible for RF, EMC, Noise and VIAQ compliance. For the past 16 years Mark has focused his career on the development and implementation of Fuel Economy, tailpipe emissions, and ambient air measurement systems.  His research and published results have shaped many international standards and governmental air quality requirements. Mark is the SAE’s VOC Committee Chairperson and US representative on ISO’s and UN ECE GRPE’s committee for Vehicle Interior Air Quality.
  • Dr Caroline Widdowson (Product Marketing Manager) Markes International, a specialist manufacturer of analytical thermal desorption instrumentation and associated sampling equipment. Caroline participates in many standard and regulatory committees (CEN, ISO, ASTM, BSi) and works closely with industry, test labs and research institutes to equip and advise on the analysis of VOC and SVOCs.


For more information, please contact Lee Salamone, (202) 249-6604, Lee_Salamone@americanchemistry.com

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