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Project Outcomes


The demands of end product users, combined with national and international legislation, are driving manufacturers to produce ‘greener’ products that have much less of an effect on the natural environment. This project considered the impact of the potential Integrated Product Policy (IPP), and implications on manufacturing industries. Additionally, the team commissioned and carried out testing of selected interior vehicle trim components to determine how gaseous emissions from the materials compare to specific limits.


  • Commissioned 1m3 specialised chamber for measuring volatile emissions from polymeric materials
  • Established training programme addressing legislative issues
  • Developed accelerated test methodology for evaluating performance of components
  • Contributed to International Specification development
  • Directly influenced the design of new products and processes within several partner companies



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