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new gas chromatograph in laboratory of analytical chemistry

In August 2018 our laboratory of analytical chemistry purchased a brand new gas chromatograph, mass spectrometer Shimadzu GCMS-QP2020, equipped by a thermal desorption unit TD-30, which is used for analysis of emissions of organic substances.


The spectrometer has a superior sensitivity for organic substances in orders of micro-grams per kg of sample. The system is mainly used for analysis of volatile organic substances (VOC) and condensable substances (FOG) according to the requirements of automotive standard VDA 278, but also for emission measurement of polymer samples to investigate additive system, smell, NIAS (not-intentionally added substances in plastics) etc.


Contact for such types of analysis: Franky Puype, phone: +420 577 601 703, e-mail: fpuype@itczlin.cz

New general director

Announcement of change in ITC management.


Since September 1, 2018, new general director of the Institute for Testing and Certification has been appointed Mgr. Jiri Hes.


RNDr. Radomir Cevelik remains in the position of Board of Directors Vice President.

Determination of phthalic acid esters according to requirements of CPSC

In June 2018 analytical laboratory ITC accredited new procedure for determination of phthalic acid esters in consumer products according to requirements of CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) No. CPSC-CH-C1001-09.4. New standard came in force on April 25, 2018 and released old one No. CPSC-CH-C1001-09.3.

More information concerning phthalate testing are available here

Analytical laboratory had implemented new methods for testing of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from car interior parts according to Hyundai and Toyota requirements, namely

Hyundai Engineering Standard - MS300-55 - Determination of volatile organic compounds from moulded parts in the vehicle interior


Toyota Engineering Standard TSM 0508G – Volatile component measurement method using sampling bag

Tests are using sampling bags for emission tests, followed by chromatography determination of emitted substances.
For further information and quotation please, contact Ing. Jitka Balakova, e-mail: jbakalova(at)itczlin.cz, phone: +420 577 601 453

new liquid chromatograph with tandem mass spectrometry Shimadzu LC-MS/MS 8045

At the beginning of 2018 department of analytical chemistry purchased brand new liquid chromatograph with tandem mass spectrometry Shimadzu LC-MS/MS 8045, which is used for trace analysis of organic substances. Spectrometer has superior sensitivity for organic substances in orders of nano-grams per litre of sample. In June first analytical procedures successfully passed accreditation after the validation. Contact for such a special analytical techniques – RNDr. Lukas Rozsypal, tel: +420 577 601 452, e-mail: lrozsypal@itczlin.cz

Automotive parts, components

Testing » Tested products

The high quality and safety of materials and components of motor vehicles are the main priorities and goals of their manufacturers, as well as justified requirements of the end users. The supervision procedures during the development and production of automotive parts, all the way from raw material to the final product, requires close cooperation between qualified independent testing laboratories and the component distributers. The current principles of quality systems in the automotive sector place icreasingly greater demands on testing rooms and certification bodies. Besides the essential accreditation they are also the succesful interlaboratory comparisons and tests and lately also the frequent client audits, which require compliance with individual requlations, often beyond ITC's accreditation. ITC concentrates expert knowledge from many industrial branches and offers services to its clients from one place, thanks to the accredited testing laboratory ATL No. 1004 1004.3. From this view ITC is a significant provider of professional services that support the quality and safety in the automotive industry.


Client's Handbook   List of automotive test methods registered in ITC (XLS)  


  • Raw materials
  • natural rubber
  • polymer granulates
  • auxiliary materials
  • textile
  • chemicals

  • Automotive parts
  • rubber products - hoses, sealing components, vehicle mats, auto carpets, anti-vibrating and coating materials
  • plastic products for automotive interiors and exteriors
  • textile products – materials for the interior upholstery, vehicle mats, and sound protecting and anti-vibrating materials
  • leather and poromeric products
  • surface finishing – lacquers and enamels
  • Electrical and measuring devices, car headlights
  • seats, airbags, belts


Common physical tests
  Mechanical tests
  • identification of materials and their composition
  • viscosity
  • density
  • weight
  • additive content
  • dimension, dimension change
  • thermal properties
  • transport phenomena of liquids and fluids
  • optical characteristics (sheen, colour changes)
  • static and  dynamic strength characteristic  (traction, pressure, bending)
  • Impact testing (Charpy, Izod)
  • hardness (Shore A, D, IRHD normal a micro, plastic hardness by ball imprint)
  • permanent deformation (traction, pressure)
  • creep testing
  • endurance and tire testing
  • testing by sinus and accidental vibration 
  • resonance searching with possibility of combination with climatic influences
Ageing, climatic and corrosion testing
  Testing of electrical components
  • temperature ageing
  • oxygen ageing
  • ozone ageing
  • weather ageing
  • colourfastness
  • temperature chocks
  • tests with cyclic change of climate
  • salt fog
  • resistant to  liquids, fluids, and chemicals
  • EMC electromagnetic compatibility
  • feeder influence
  • electric strength
  • insulation resistivity
  • electrical parameter monitoring
Emission tests

Colourfastness, colorimetry
  • fooging (gravimetric, reflektometric)
  • emission tests (total organic carbon TOC, individual substances)
  • Formaldehyde emmision
  • emission VOC a FOG by gas chromatography  (VDA 278)
  • shine measurement
  • colour measurement (L,a,b, XYZ ...for geometry 0°/45°, 7°/R)
  • yellowness index
  • opacity measurement
  • colourfulness measurement

Tear, abrasion, rubbing
  • Identification defects reasons
  • infrared microscopy, electron microscopy with  EDS detection
  • thermal desorption with GCMS detection, direct-inlet MS
  • elements analysis (ultra trace analysis,  analysis ICP-MS, XRF, AAS
  • analysis of efflorescence reasons on a product surface and its prevention
  • rubbing by Krokmetr method
  • abrasion by Taber test method (rotary, linear)
  • scrape resistance
  • cleanness, wickedness test
  • abrasion of textile materials by Martindale Shopper method
  Sensory testing
  • flame temperature 
  • fire temperature
  • burning speed
  • match, cigarette test
  • sensory tests according to different automotive standards
  • odour tests
  • identification of an odour kind



  • Mechanical testing of automotive seats
  • Mechanical testing of doors, armrests, operating equipments
  • Tests by the static inside overpressure of pressure circles (cooling system, brake system, fuel system)
  • Tests by dynamic pressure (pressure impact, pulsation + combination with mechanical vibration and temperature strain)
  • Expansion container – inside overpressure
  • Simulation of a clean box operation


Database of concern standards
  VW Group Supply  - Online-Normentete
ITC registers approximately 1000 automotive test methods, which are used for quick orientation in inquiries of clients. Database is not updated regularly and therefore this one has informative character only.   ITC has the contracted a registered access to system VW Group Supply.com (the information services for suppliers of Volkswagen concern). ITC is users of the „Online-Normentexte“ application, that is the tool for receiving of current version of VW standards and other technical documents.


List of automotive groups, according to their standards ITC provides testing, measurements and evaluations.

Significant cooperating groups:
  Most often used  groups of automotive standards
  • General Motors
  • Ford Group
  • Toyota
  • Renault
  • Volkswagen Group
  • Nissan
  • Fiat
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën
  • Hyunday-Kia
  • Daimler AG, Chrysler
  • Audi (AWR standardy)
  • BMW (GS, LH, PRV)
  • Fiat
  • Ford (FLTM)
  • GM - Opel (GM, GMW, GME)
  • Honda
  • Iveco
  • Jaguar (JMS)
  • KIA (MS)
  • MAN (MAN)
  • Mercedes (DBL)
  • Nissan (NES)
  • Porsche (PTL)
  • PSA + Renault (D)
  • Rover (RES)
  • Saab (STD)
  • Scania (TB)
  • Suzuki (SES)
  • Toyota (TSL, TEM, TSH, TSZ)
  • Volvo (STD)
  • VW koncern (PV)


  • Management system certification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001)
  • Calibration service and metrology consultations
  • Standardisation service
  • Technology consultation
  • Voluntary certification of products


Person Phone fax e-mail
Ing. Vera Vilimkova
analytic analyses, emission, senzory tests, defektoscopy
+420 577 601 634 +420 577 601 389 analytPostaitczlin.cz
Mgr. Roman Dlabaja, Ph.D.
physical and mechanical tests, ageing, flammability
+420 572 779 904   tubesPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Miroslav Netopil
calibration service
+420 572 522 108 +420 572 522 191 mnetopilPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Pavel Vavra
electrical testing
vibration, climatic tests
+420 572 522 242 +420 572 522 191 pvavraPostaitczlin.cz

Post address:
Institute for Testing and Certification, Inc.
Testing Division
trida Tomase Bati 299, Louky, 763 02 Zlin
Czech Republic

The person responsible for accuracy of data: Mgr. Roman Dlabaja, Ph.D.

Updated: 3.1.2018
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