Optimization of carpet tiles I:
A carpet tile was taken from a production facility for accelerated VOC/SVOC emission testing. The result: Large compound peaks were found in the retention time range from 10 – 14 min. To determine the source(s) of the emissions, all raw products used in the production of the carpet tile were individually tested for emissions using thermal extraction. The TFI quickly identified the source and was able to propose a clear strategy for optimizing the carpet tile production to ensure lower material emissions.