Hazardous Substance & RoHS Testing

Types of Applications

  • RoHS compliance
  • Safety of children’s products

Types of Samples

  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Polymers
  • Integrated Circuit chips
  • Fibers
  • Packaging material
  • Coatings
  • Chemicals
  • Oil
  • Adhesives
  • Children’s products
  • Ink
  • Paint
Metals/Heavy Metals Tests

Constituents Tested

  • Copper (Cu)
  • Arsenic (As)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Nickel (Ni)
  • Chromium (Cr)
  • Hexavalent Chromium


Test Methods

• United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) procedures
• International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 62321
• United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) procedures
• Flow Injection Mercury System (FIMS)
• Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)
• Ultra-Violet/Visible (UV-VIS) Spectrophotometry

Organic Compound Tests

Constituents Tested

  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Phthalates (DBP, BBP, DEHP, DNOP, DIDP, DINP, DIBP, DNHP, DPENP, DPEXP, DCHP)
  • Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)

Test Methods

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) procedures
  • International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 62321
  • United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) procedures
  • Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)
Halogen Tests

Constituents Tested

  • Fluorine (F)
  • Chlorine (Cl)
  • Bromine (Br)
  • Iodine (I)

Test Methods

  • BS EN 14582