Browse Publications Technical Papers 2017-01-0324
2017-03-28

Validating Target Compounds to Vehicle Interior Odor Complaints by Reconstituting Their Concentrations in Vehicles 2017-01-0324

Ford China had carried out a research project to validate the target compounds that lead to Chinese customers’ complaint about interior cabin odor. The aim of the study was to understand the sensitivity of the customers, using experimental design and determine which substances that are key contributors to customer odor concerns. In this research, acetaldehyde, toluene, xylene, ethylbenzene, acetone and butyraldehyde are used to conduct odor re-manufacture study through reconstituting their concentration in vehicles, it is concluded that compound classes aromatics, aldehydes, and ketones have direct relationship to the odor concerns in China.

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