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Preparing for the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) – HSL, Buxton, UK (16 July 2013)

Thursday, 30 May 2013 at 1:17:PM
Health & Safety labopratoryMarkes International, in conjunction with the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL), is holding an exclusive one-day seminar and workshop on the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

By the end of the day attendees will have a full understanding of what the CPR will require regarding the testing of VOC emissions from materials used indoors. 

The seminar, at HSL, Buxton, Derbyshire, will include critical insights into the in-house screening of VOCs and how this data can be used in QC, R&D and product formulation. The day will also include information on the HSL proficiency testing scheme and a tour of their laboratory facilities.

The full agenda for the day is:

9:00 Registration and coffee
9:30  Introduction, regulations, products and applications overview
Dr Caroline Widdowson, Markes International Ltd
10:00 CPR: Analytical QA/QC requirements
Owen Butler, Health & Safety Laboratory
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Watching paint dry can be interesting!
Steve Murray, Akzo Nobel
11:30 The measurement of VOC emissions from resilient floorcoverings and their use in developing compliant products
David Cockhead, Quality and Compliance Adviser, Altro Flooring
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Session 1 of 3 Rotating parallel workshop sessions:
  • Accessories and consumables
    James Williams, Markes International
  • Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor – practical aspects relating to the CPR 
    Dr Caroline Widdowson, Markes International
  • HSL proficiency testing scheme – practical aspects
    Ian Pengelly and Neil Plant, HSL
13:45 Workshop session 2 
14:30  Workshop session 3
 15:15 Closing remarks
15:30 Tour of HSL laboratory facilities
16:45 Close


Should you wish to attend this event please contact Markes on +44(0)1443 230 935 or

Online booking is also available here

Markes International Ltd
Gwaun Elai Medi-Science Campus
Tel: +44 (0)1443 230935
Markes International GmbH
Bieberer Straße 1-7
63065 Offenbach am Main
Tel: +49 (0)69 6681089-10
USA (West)
Markes International, Inc.
2355 Gold Meadow Way
Gold River, Sacramento
California 95670
Tel: +1 866-483-5684 (toll-free)
Markes Instruments (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
Unit 1002, Building 1
No.418, Guilin Road
Shanghai 200233
P.R. China
Tel: +86 21 5465 1216
Part of Schauenburg International

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