Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2007, 55, 65-70

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun200755010065
Published online 2014-11-30

Long-term VOC emissions emitted by furniture parts

Zdeněk Jergl

Ústav nábytku, designu a bydlení, Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 3, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

The contribution refers to the problems of long-lasting emissions of VOC (volatile organic compounds) emitted from surface finishing furniture components. Furniture is one of the sources of VOC (volatile organic compounds) in living and working environment. By long-lasting affecting on a human body, higher emission concentrations of VOC in interior can cause health problems.
Time is a significant factor influencing the number of VOC (volatile organic compounds) emitted from surface finishing furniture components. The number of long-term emissions was examined in particular phases of production of furniture components.
The comparison was focused on a difference in surface finishing of furniture components with water-diluted materials and solvent lacquer materials.
The compound of water-diluted materials and solvent lacquer materials has an effect of a quantity of emitted VOC.
The quantitative and qualitative determination of VOC emissions from lacquer materials is the result of the carried out analyses.

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