New PVC with AqFresh™ VOC capture technology scores <3.0 VDA-270 threshold for automotive interiors

New PVC with AqFresh™ VOC capture technology

New PVC with AqFresh™ VOC capture technology scores well below the 3.0 threshold on the 0-6 scale of the VDA-270 standard for automotive interiors
– free VDA odour test report & white paper

AqFresh™ has been proven to capture VOC emissions, as well as odours, from PVC and PU coated textiles. A new PVC with AqFresh™ VOC capture technology consistently scores below the accepted 3.0 threshold level on the 1-6 scale to meet the VDA-270 standard in the automotive interiors industry.

AqFresh™ powder was incorporated into either the PVC or the coating formulation and the trained panel rated the Volatile Organic Compound odour emissions from the jar containing the material.


For your free VDA white paper or test report of AqFresh added to your textile*, please complete the form below adding “VDA REPORT” or “VDA WHITE PAPER” to the message.



(Offer limited to the first 4 textile/coating manufacturers with £100M+ turnover.)

All enquirers will receive our free Automotive Interior PVC with low-VOC White Paper, examining the VDA-270 test evaluations carried out on a PVC coated textile incorporating AqFresh™ in the fabric or the coating.

(Unlimited offer)


Vehicle Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ)

Today’s key automotive interiors trend is an increasing focus on removing in-car air pollution in the form of VOC emissions from textile & polymer materials.

79% of consumers experience malodours in their car, according to an Aqdot survey of over 500 global consumers in US, UK, FR, IT, CN. Common bad smells in cars include petrol/diesel, body odour and stale air in AC/car vents, but also plastic/leather ‘new car smells’.

86% say that malodour negatively affects their mood, and since the Covid-19 pandemic, 69% are now more concerned than ever about indoor air quality.


VIAQ legislation

Malodorous VOCs affecting VIAQ is not just an issue of customer satisfaction, but increasingly many countries are introducing guidelines or legislation.

China has introduced legislation on the level of VOCs permitted: “Limit of harmful substances of vehicle coatings – GB 24409-2020”


VDA-270 Test

Aqdot run their VDA odour test using trained assessors selected according to ISO 8586 for their ability to discriminate and describe malodour. The assessors are trained & assessed quarterly using validated polymeric standards provided by a qualified supplier.

The panel follows the VDA 270 and ISO 4121 tests to evaluate the impact of our odour eliminating technology. The panellists evaluate the odour intensity using the scale from 0 to 6 (not detectable to extremely strong odour). They also evaluate the hedonic tone from -4 extremely unpleasant to +4 extremely pleasant.


AqFresh™ IAQ molecule capture technology

AqFresh™ has been proven to capture the 8 key VOCs found in automotive interiors. These are acetaldehyde, acrolein, benzene, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, styrene, toluene and xylene.

This 2D-3D video explains its unique chemistry, results and applications: