Content of the testingWhat is content of the testing?
Based on a material sample, we test your products for PAH content. The test is performed via GC-MS based on the legal requirements specified in the EU Regulation 1907/2006 Annex XVII (REACH).
According to REACH, testing is to be performed on plastic and rubber components of products that come in direct as well as prolonged or short-term repetitive contact with human skin or the oral cavity. This also applies to toys and child care articles, which come in direct as well as prolonged or short-term repetitive contact with human skin or the oral cavity.
Currently, the following PAH are being tested: benzo(a)pyrene, benzo(e)pyrene, benzo(a)anthracene, chrysene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(j)fluoranthene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, dibenzo(a,h)anthracene
This ensures that your products do not pose any health risks to your customers due to PAH - 8 Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH 2).
Testing based on composite samplesTesting for PAH may be performed via composite samples.
As a general rule, composite samples are prepared to shorten the processing times or to reduce costs for testing. A composite sample usually consists of up to three compatible individual materials in one sample, which are combined in equal parts and are together subjected to a specific chemical test. The number of materials mixed depends on the methodological requirements. Preparing composite samples generally bears the risk that the result of the composite sample shows deviations, suggesting that at least one of the individual materials does not comply with the legal or standard market limits. Which material within a composite sample caused the deviation is confirmed by retesting all individual materials of the composite sample. This leads to additional costs which are the responsibility of the client. This way you ensure that your products do not pose any health risks to your customers. By having your products tested, you convey your high quality standards to your customers!
MaterialsWhich materials can be tested for PAH?
LimitsWhich limits must be hold?
Legal limit: 1 mg/kg per PAH - plastic and rubber components of products, which come in direct contact with human skin or the oral cavity, either for a longer time or repeatedly for short times.
0.5 mg/kg per PAH - plastic and rubber components of toys and child care articles, which come in direct as well as prolonged or short-term repetitive contact with human skin or the oral cavity.
What does ... mean?Legal limit value
In order to protect the consumer, the use of certain chemical substances is regulated by law. Accordingly, legal limit values for the use of these substances are defined and regulated. These legal limits may not be exceeded.
Product examplesProduct examples for the testing for PAH
Other building products, jewelery, accessories, toys, shoes and accessories, protective footwear, safety footwear, PPE footwear, protective clothing, PPE clothing, clothing (textile), office products, swim-sport articles (snorkel, fins, diving suit, etc.), sports equipment, leisure and camping equipment, house and kitchenware, decoration articles, lighters, stroller (not toys), school equipment and satchels, furniture, windows and doors, shelves and storage racks, Garden tools and articles (without drive), tools, tool accessories e.g. drills, bits, abrassive disc, automotive accessories (including wiper blades), transportation equipment for kids (car seat, bicycle seat, etc.), craddle, crib, baby walking frame, playpen, safety barriers, protective equipment leisure, personal care device, radio / telecommunications equipment, IT-, telecommunication devices, wearable products (e.g. Google Glass, Smartwatches), audio / video equipment, air conditioning and heating appliances, lights, unmanned aerial vehicles
Order at the online shop
Configure your desired individual chemical test in the TÜV Rheinland business client online shop and send us your purchase order.
Delivery of material sample
Please note that you must send the number of test samples/material samples required for testing to TÜV Rheinland at your own cost. For the exact location, please refer to the accompanying note for the test sample.
Please enclose the accompanying note for the test sample (attachment of your order confirmation) with your test sample shipment or, for large shipments, attach it on the outside of the outer packaging. This allows us to quickly and easily match your sample with your order. Receipt and registration of the test sample happens at the respective laboratory site. The same applies for the weighing of the materials to be tested, which is based on the amount of the sample required for the test (material sample collection).
The chemical testing of the material samples is performed in our DIN EN ISO 17025 accredited laboratories according to legal and standard market requirements. The chemical testing inevitably destroys the samples, and they cannot be reused.
Sending of test results
Analysis of the measurement results and documentation of the results in a test report.
Required sample details
- Product category
Your material to be tested will later be assigned to this product category.
- Article name
What is the article name of the product, in which the material to be tested will later be used?
The component to be tested
What material is the component to be tested made of?
What is the color of the material?
- Composite sample
As a general rule, composite samples are prepared to shorten the processing times. A composite sample consists of up to three individual materials in one sample, which are combined in equal parts and are subjected together to a specific chemical test. The number of samples mixed depends on the requirements.
Preparing composite samples generally bears the risk that the result of the composite sample may show deviations, suggesting that at least one of the individual materials does not comply with the legal or standard market limits. To determine which of the materials within a composite sample had caused the deviation, all materials of the composite sample must be individually retested. This leads to additional costs which are the responsibility of the client.
- Language of test report
In which language should the test report be issued?