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VOC is the abbreviation for Volatile Organic Compounds. It appears frequently in the context of [[leather]] and describes a class of hydrocarbons that boil at temperatures of up to about 260 degrees Celsius and can thus enter the surrounding air gaseously.  
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VOC is the abbreviation for Volatile Organic Compounds. It appears frequently in the context of [[leather]] and describes a class of hydrocarbons that boil at temperatures of up to about 260 degrees Celsius and can thus evaporate into the surrounding air.  
  
The term VOC is used in the investigation of substances that [[Leather emission|fog out]] of leather. This can be odours or silicones or other undesirable substances. This type of evaporation is tested especially for [[car leather|cars]] and [[furniture leather|furniture]] (wood polishes and varnishes).
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The term VOC is used in the investigation of substances that [[Leather emission|fog out]] of leather. These can be odours, silicones or other undesirable substances. This type of evaporation is tested especially for [[car leather|cars]] and [[furniture leather|furniture]] (wood polishes and varnishes).
  
The abbreviation VOC is also used in the chemicals used for the [[Leather production|production of leather]]. Solvents such as petrol, alcohols etc. are volatile substances and evaporate.
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The abbreviation VOC is also used for the chemicals used in the [[Leather production|production of leather]]. Solvents such as petrol, alcohols etc. are volatile substances and evaporate.
  
Some people react to VOC with headache, nausea, or fatigue. Long-term effects regarding allergy and carcinogenic effects have not yet been investigated. There is an endeavour in Europe to reduce the percentage of VOC in products for environmental reasons.  Therefore the trend is to solvent-free products and water-based products.
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Some people react to VOC with headaches, nausea, or fatigue. Long-term effects regarding allergy and carcinogenic effects have not yet been investigated. There is an endeavour in Europe to reduce the percentage of VOC in products for environmental reasons.  Therefore the trend is towards solvent-free products and water-based products.
  
  

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VOC is the abbreviation for Volatile Organic Compounds. It appears frequently in the context of leather and describes a class of hydrocarbons that boil at temperatures of up to about 260 degrees Celsius and can thus evaporate into the surrounding air.

The term VOC is used in the investigation of substances that fog out of leather. These can be odours, silicones or other undesirable substances. This type of evaporation is tested especially for cars and furniture (wood polishes and varnishes).

The abbreviation VOC is also used for the chemicals used in the production of leather. Solvents such as petrol, alcohols etc. are volatile substances and evaporate.

Some people react to VOC with headaches, nausea, or fatigue. Long-term effects regarding allergy and carcinogenic effects have not yet been investigated. There is an endeavour in Europe to reduce the percentage of VOC in products for environmental reasons. Therefore the trend is towards solvent-free products and water-based products.



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