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Chemistry

Our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited Chemistry Laboratory provides a wide range of chemical testing. We utilize state of the art instrumentation such as ICP-OES, ICP-MS, HPLC-MS, GC-MS and HDXRF along with industry standards for sample preparation.

Our team of chemists is highly experienced in the chemical testing of a wide variety of products such as children’s clothing, toys, food contact articles and many others. We utilize a “least cost” testing approach to help our customers demonstrate compliance.

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Inorganic Testing

  • CPSIA Total Lead Content
    • CPSC-CH-E1001-08 – Metal substrates
    • CPSC-CH-E1002-08 – Nonmetal substrates (glass, plastic, etc.)
    • CPSC-CH-E1003-09 – Surface coatings
    • ASTM F2617-08 – XRF of nonmetal substrates
    • ASTM F2853-10 – HDXRF of surface coatings
  • ASTM F963-11 Heavy Metal Content in Toys
    • As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb, Sb, Se in all substrate types and surface coatings
  • ASTM F963-11 Soluble Heavy Metals from Toy Components
    • As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb, Sb, Se from all substrate types and surface coatings
    • CPSC-CH-E1004-11 – Soluble cadmium from metal components
  • ASTM F2923 and ASTM F2999 Jewelry Standards
    • Total lead and cadmium content in substrates and surface coatings
    • Soluble As, Ba, Cr, Hg, Sb, Se in substrates and surface coatings
    • EN 1811 2011 – Nickel Release from metal substrates
  • Leachable lead and cadmium from ceramicware and enameled metalware for FDA, California Proposition 65, and SGCD compliance
  • Toxics in Packaging Clearing House model legislation
    • Total Pb, Cr6+, Cd and Hg in all substrate types and surface coatings
  • ASTM F963 Cleanliness of Toy Stuffing Material
    • Total lead and arsenic
    • Oil and Grease, Ammonia and Urea content
    • AOAC 945.75 and AOAC 970.66 for Objectionable Matter
  • Mercury in cosmetics
  • Mercury in button cell batteries

Organic Testing

  • CPSC-CH-C1001-09 - Total Phthalate Content for CPSIA compliance
    • DBP, BBP, DEHP, DnOP, DINP, DIDP
  • Total bisphenol-A (BPA) content of polymeric materials
  • Brominated Flame Retardants (PBB, PDBE)
  • Chlorophosphate Flame Retardants (TCEP, TCPP, TDCPP)
  • 16 CFR 1500.231 – Headspace analysis of Liquid Toy Filling
  • 21 CFR Part 177.1640 – Residual styrene analysis from PS (Food contact)
  • 21 CFR Part 181.32 – Extracted acrylonitrile from ABS/SAN (Food contact)
  • 21 CFR Part 178.3800 – Pentachlorophenol in wood (Food contact)
  • 21 CFR Part 177.2490 – Residual p-dichlorobenzene analysis from PPS (Food contact)
  • Total nitrogen content by combustion/thermal conductivity (Dumas method)

Other Chemical Testing

  • Testing for 21 CFR Compliance (Food contact testing)
    • 175.300 – Polymeric and resinous coatings
    • 176.170 – Paper and paperboard
    • 177.1010 – Acrylic (PMMA)
    • 177.1210 – Closures with sealing gaskets
    • 177.1350 – Ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA)
    • 177.1460 – Melamine resins
    • 177.1500 – Nylon resins
    • 177.1520 – Polyolefin polymers (polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE))
    • 177.1630 – Polyterephthalate polymers (polyester, PET, PBT, etc.)
    • 177.1640 – Polystyrene (PS)
    • 177.1830 – Styrene methyl methacrylate (SMMA)
    • 177.1900 – Urea formaldehyde resins
    • 177.2420 – Crosslinked polyester resins
    • 177.2470 – Polyoxymethylene copolymers (POM)
    • 177.2480 – Polyoxymethylene homopolymer (POM)
    • 177.2490 – Polyphenylene sulfide resins (PPS)
    • 177.2600 – Rubber articles
    • 178.3800 – Preservatives for wood
    • 181.32 – Acrylonitrile copolymers (ABS, SAN)
  • 16 CFR 1500.43a - Flash point Testing
  • TAPPI 529 – pH measurement of paper surfaces

Chemistry Testing

Chemistry Testing

Testing: A chemist prepares samples for analysis of Lead content using ICP technology.

Did You Know

We Can Test Almost Any Consumer Product - From wearing apparel to footwear, paint to tools, toys to patio furniture, housewares to automotive products; we have the technical ability and practical experience to handle all your product testing needs.