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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2020/1245 of 2nd September 2020 amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food entered into force on 23rd September 2020

This regulation has significantly changed the scope of evaluation of elements and primary aromatic amines and the way of evaluation of articles for repeated use – HERE you can find more information. ITC labs are already prepared to test and evaluate the articles according to new rules.

 

Contact:
Mrs. Sarka Kopeckova, skopeckova@itczlin.cz,
tel: +420 577 601 705

Mr. Daniel Vit, dvit@itczlin.cz,
tel. +420 577 601 704

MORE INFORMATION


new ICP spectrometer in ITC labs

Analytical laboratory has recently purchased new ICP spectrometer Agilent 5800. The spectrometer is intended for determination of elements in water solutions, leachates and mineralisates. It is used mainly for evaluation of food-contact materials, products for children, material analysis of plastics, rubbers and metals. Spectrometer can be also used for determination of elements, which are limited in electro-products by RoHS 3 directive. High sensitivity enable evaluation of products according to many national and European legislations.  


DETERMINATION OF INDIVIDUAL ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC) AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE EMITTED COMPOUNDS BY GC-MS/FID

In autumn 2019 our laboratory of analytical chemistry purchased gas chromatograph Shimadzu GCMS QP 2020 NX with mass spectromecter and flame ionization detector, which is used for analysis of emission of organic substances (VOC) mainly for automotive materials.

Determination of VOC by this method meets the requirements:
- VW 50180 (CLP classification of VOC emission in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 included)
- PV 3341
- VDA 277
- VCS 1027,2759


Laboratory is on the List of accepted service laboratories by the VW Group for test according to PV 3341!


Contact: Jitka Bakalová | +420577601453 | jbakalova@itczlin.cz


Trade Fair AMPER 2020 - cancellation

Dear business friends, unfortunately, we have to inform you that the Fair Amper 2020 is cancelled due to the spreading disease COVID-19. For the fair administration is protecting the health of all involved an absolute priority. However, they would not be able to ensure this in the event of the fair being held at the original date, in particular by the inability to prevent the entry of persons at risk. We apologize for any inconvenience.


TERMINATION OF THE REDIRECTION OF OLD TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Dear clients,

As of 31 December 2019, will be TERMINATE THE REDIRECTION OF OLD TELEPHONE NUMBERS of ITC employees who moved from the former Zlín-Louky workplace building to the new Zlín, area Svit, Building 113 workplace.

New telephone numbers can be found on the website of specific service, in the CONTACTS section of the ITC website or on phone request.

For troubleshooting and any questions please contact the ITC’s infoline at +420 572779922.


Bitumen testing laboratory

TESTING » ACCREDITED TESTING LABORATORY

The bitumen testing laboratory is a part of the Accredited testing laboratory No. 1004 since 2001. Its main activity is to test bituminous binders applied both hot and cold. The laboratory acts as a reference workplace and disposes of about 50 accredited testing procedures.  Thanks to continuous improvement of the equipment and technical level of personnel, the laboratory shares many tasks of the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic and is considered to be a respected workplace in the highway construction department.

 


Manual for clients

       

SPHERE OF ACTIVITY OF THE LABORATORY

  • bituminous binders
  • road petroleum bitumens
  • modified bitumen
  • cut-back asphalt
  • bitumen emulsions
  • bituminous sealing compounds for pouring cement-concrete joints
  • bituminous binders for construction of elastic bridge blocks
  • cold applied one-component and multicomponent sealing components
  • Petroleum substances
  • Fuels

TESTING OF BITUMENS AND SEALING COMPOUNDS

  • Road petroleum bitumens
    • Needle penetration
    • Softening point (ring and ball)
    • Ageing resistance
    • Flash point
    • Fraass breaking point
    • Solubility in toluene or xylene
    • Paraffin content 
  • Modified bitumens
    • Needle penetration
    • Softening point (ring and ball)
    • Ductility
    • Reversible ductility
    • Force ductility
    • Pendulum cohesion test
    • Fraass breaking point 
    • Density
    • Cleveland flash point
    • Storage stability at 180 °C
    • Ageing resistance
  • Diluted bitumens
    • Determination of distillation characteristics of petroleum diluted bitumens
    • Determination of flow time of petroleum diluted bitumens
    • Pensky-Martens flash point
  • Bitumen emulsions
    • Apparent characteristics
    • Polarity of particles
    • Cleavage ability by mineral filler ŽKS.CZ
    • Miscibility with cement
    • Miscibility with filler
    • 0.5 mm sieve residue
    • 0.5 mm sieve residue (7-day storage)
    • Penetrating capacity
    • Binder content 
    • Oil distillate content
    • Flow time at 40 °C, hole 2 mm, 4 mm
    • Recovery of bituminous binder from emulsion by means of evaporation
    • Stabilization of recovered binder
    • Softening point (ring and ball) of recovered or stabilized binder
    • Needle penetration of recovered or stabilized binder
    • Reversible ductility of recovered or stabilized binder from bitumen emulsion modified by elastomer
    • Pendulum cohesion of recovered or stabilized binder from bitumen emulsion modified by elastomer or plastomer
    • Determination of pH value of bitumen emulsions
    • Adhesion determination of bitumen emulsions in water immersion test – Aggregate method
  • Bituminous sealing compounds for pouring cement-concrete joints
    • Softening point (ring and ball)
    • Cone penetration
    • Apparent density
    • Penetration and flexible regeneration – resilience
    • Heating stability
    • Creep resistance
    • Immersion resistance in hydrocarbon fuel
    • Compatibility with bitumen cover
    • Adhesion and cohesion due to discontinuous elongation
    • Adhesion and cohesion after continuous elongation and compression
  • Cold applied one-component and multicomponent sealing components
    • Extrudability
    • Degree of maturing
    • Drying time 
    • Self-levelling properties
    • Creep resistance
    • Volume loss 
    • Weight and volume change after immersion in testing fuel
    • Hydrolysis resistance
    • Flame resistance
    • Cohesion
    • Adhesion and cohesion due to discontinuous elongation
    • Elastic recovery
    • Adhesion and cohesion properties at continuous elongation after immersion in solutions of chemical compounds
  • Oxidized bitumens
    • Softening point (ring and ball)
    • Needle penetration at 25 °C
    • Solubility in xylene
    • Loss due to heating
    • Flash point
    • Oil separation ability
    • Density
    • Dynamic viscosity

TESTING OF PETROLEUM SUBSTANCES AND FUELS

  • Petroleum substances
    • distillation test
    • benzene content
    • aromate content
    • density
    • flash point
    • viscosity
    • ash content
    • mechanical impurities content
    • water content
    • dye content
    • marker content

OTHER RELATED SERVICES

CONTACTS

Person Phone e-mail
Ing. Jiri Ruzicka +420 572 779 901 jruzickaPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Radim Mikac +420 572 779 902 rmikacPostaitczlin.cz


Post address:
Institute for Testing and Certification, Inc.
Areál Svit, budova 113, Malotova 5264
760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic

The person responsible for accuracy of data: Ing. Jiri Ruzicka

Updated: 4.8.2020
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