VIAQ-Workshop in Shanghai started


Workshop Shanghai

The annual workshop "Emissions and odor of plastics" organized by imat-uve in Shanghai (China) started today. By tomorrow, recognized international experts in the field of "Vehicle Indoor Air Quality" (VIAQ) will be discussing current developments in the automotive and supplier industry. This involves both international standards of testing procedures and their further development as well as the production of low-emission components. Special attention is given to legal requirements, as strict legal regulations for air quality in the car interior will come into effect in China this year.

The topics at a glance:

The first day of the seminar started with Michael Holzwarth, emissions expert of imat-uve, and his introduction to current emission and odor testing methods. Yunyun Nie from the producer of GC systems Gerstel lectured on the subject of sample temperature validation for improved accuracy of material emission testing. Subsequently, Ella Zhang from the automotive supplier Faurecia gave the seminar participants an insight into their own VOC research.

In the afternoon, Dr. Rui Li of the instrument manufacturer Markes international presented the current requirements for the air quality in the vehicle interior and the associated global standard methods and explained how these are to be fulfilled. Dr. Nathalie Nibbe of the odor expert Olfasense spoke about the optimization of test methods and the training of testers for odor. At the end of the first seminar day, Junxian Li from the Chinese car manufacturer BAIC Motor Corporation first dealt with the progress of indoor air measurement technology. Subsequently, Dr. Hans Peter Schlegelmilch from imat-uve gave an insight into the development of an innovative EEG method for olfactory tests and presented an imat-uve study on fragrance preferences. To end the day all attendees joined a networking dinner.

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