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Phthalates - REACH

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Phthalates - REACH

Protect the health of your consumers by having your products tested for phthalates according to REACH.

Let your products test and convince your customers with your high safety standard!

 

Content of the testing

What is content of the testing?

Based on a material sample, we test your products for the content of phthalates. Many phthalates belong to the group of the so-called SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern). Testing is done via solvent extraction and subsequent analysis by GC-MS based on the legal requirements specified in EU Regulation 1907/2006 Annex XIV (SVHC) and Annex XVII.

This ensures that your products do not pose any health risks to your customers due to Phthalates - REACH.

Testing based on composite samples

Testing for phthalates according to REACH can 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!

Materials

Which materials can be tested for Phthalates?
  • plastics
  • imitation leather
  • rubber
  • coatings
  • prints

Limits

Which limits must be hold?

Legal limit: obligation to report for SVHC in concentration > 0.1 %, which means  >1000 mg/kg in the article

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 examples

Product examples for the testing for Phthalates

Other building products, jewelery, accessories, toys, shoes and accessories, protective clothing, PPE clothing, clothing (textile), home textiles, carpet, textiles (also unwoven, labels, etc.), leather, leather clothing, imitation leather and other small leather goods, bags, handbags, backpacks, wallets, purses & accessoires (textile, synthetic), sports equipment, leisure and camping equipment, insulating and cooling container, decoration articles, stroller (not toys), school equipment and satchels, pet accessories, furniture, 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

Test process

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. Testing

    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.

  4. Sending of test results

    Analysis of the measurement results and documentation of the results in a test report.

Test Details

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    Estimated test duration:

    5 business days (Monday - Friday) after receipt of sample and order confirmation
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    Required sample size:

    10 grams minimum
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    Mixed sampling:

    Upon request, the test can be performed with composite samples.

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?
  • Component
    The component to be tested
  • Material
    What material is the component to be tested made of?
  • Color
    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.
  • Retests
    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?