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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.


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

FachPack 2018

Dear business friends, we invite you to visit our exposition at the International Trade Fair for the packaging industry FachPack 2018, which will be held 25. 9. – 27. 9. 2018 in Nuremberg. Hall 9, Stand no. 9-211. Vouchers for entry are available, if you are interested, please contact Mrs Ing. Barbora Hajkova, email: bhajkova@itczlin.cz 

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

Bitumens and petroleum products

Testing » Tested products

The testing of bitumens and other petroleum products in the reference laboratory is a specialized activity of the Accredited testing laboratory No. 1004. The testing laboratory is unique in the Czech Republic and is a respected workplace in the highway constructions department.


Client Handbook (conformity assessment manual)        


  • 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


  • 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


  • Petroleum substances
    • distillation test
    • benzene content
    • aromate content
    • density
    • flash point
    • viscosity
    • ash content
    • mechanical impurities content
    • water content
    • dye content
    • marker content
  • Fuels
    • biodegradation evaluation
    • ester content
    • density
    • flash point
    • viscosity
    • ash content
    • mechanical impurities content
    • water content
    • acidity number
    • iodine number
    • linoleum acid methyl ester
    • methanol content
    • mono-, di-, triglyceride content
    • total glycerine
    • Na, K, Ca, Mg, P content



Person Phone fax e-mail
Ing. Jiri Ruzicka +420 577 601 507 +420 577 601 387 jruzickaPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Radim Mikac +420 577 601 604 +420 577 601 387 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: 3.1.2018
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