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"Emissions and odours from materials"


Emissions and odours from materials 2013

"Emissions and odours from materials 2012" conference

The 11th edition of "Emissions and odours from materials" conference will take place in Brussels, on October, 17th and 18th 2013.

Nowadays, air quality in confined spaces such as vehicles and buildings concerns more and more industries and scientists. Plastic materials, solvents, varnishes, coatings, insulating materials, glues, carpets, textiles... emit volatile organic compounds (VOC) that contribute to the ambient air quality in terms of odours and pollutants. In food, drugs and cosmetic industries, the use of packaging can have an impact on the organoleptic perception of products and even on their quality. The need for communication between industrialists working on this subject is obvious, particularly with respect to discussing research, disseminating information, promoting activities ...


With the participation of leading industry professionals, standards & regulatory experts, R&D scientists, material specialists, industry analysts and market players, the conference offers an ideal platform for fact sharing and acquiring new knowledge from participants and speakers.

Technical programme

  •  Standards and regulatory issues: updating EU-legislation (REACH, superdirective...) and labelling schemes.
  • Comfort and impact on health : IAQ, workplace environment, odours and VOCs, off-flavours...
  • Latest developments for measurement and evaluation: sampling, analysis and sensory evaluation.
  • Remediation: optimisation of manufacturing and compounding processes, storage and transport conditions, new barrier properties...
  • Recent developments: new OEM requirements, latest trends, new products (low-VOC products, new additives formulations...) in:
                • automotive industry
                • building industry
                • packaging industry.

Suppliers Showcase

In addition to the oral presentations, company exhibitions provide an active forum for discussions between the participants. During the breaks, participants can visit table-top displays presented by suppliers of equipments or materials. If you are interested, please contact

Poster session

Companies and academics will have the opportunity to present their latest R&D developments via posters during the coffee breaks. If you wish to submit a poster, please contact


Hôtel Crowne Plaza City Centre "Le Palace"
Rue Gineste, 3
1210 Bruxelles

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