ITC services regarding ROHS 3
Since July 22, 2019 „RoHS 3“ (2015/863/EC) updated of so called “RoHS 2” directive (No. 2011/65/EC) will come in force, laying down extended requirements on electric and electronic devices.
Except for heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr VI+) and polybrominated flame retardants (PBBs and PDEs) four phthalic acid esters (phthalates) were newly added:
Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, Butyl benzyl phthalate, Di butyl phthalate a Di iso butyl phthalate in the amount, not exceeded 0,1 w/w % in mass of homogenous material.
Problematic can be thus PVC softened material, like cable insulations then paintings, glues and softened plastics.
Laboratories of ITC are ready to determine all these substances. Years of experiences with such a type of analysis gives you quality assurance regarding analysis results. For request, please, contact:
Ing. David Grebeníček firstname.lastname@example.org
Ing. Iveta Řezníčková email@example.com
Online access to Toyota standard database
Upon agreement with TOYOTA company Institute for Testing and Certification, inc. got direct access to the database of Toyota standards, which are relevant to testing of automotive components, intended to TOYOTA cars. We believe that this step forward helps to perform better services towards you – our clients.
For physical tests, please, contact:
Lenka Nesvadbova, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Dr. Petra Skabrahova, email@example.com
For emission tests, please, contact:
Dipl. Ing. Jitka Bakalova, firstname.lastname@example.org
ITC lab team
Medical Devices - summarizing the current situation in area of preparation / transfer of notified bodies to the new legislation
The European Associtiation for Medical devices of Notified Bodies (TEAM NB) on web site, in the section "Latest News", published on December 14, 2018 a document called "White Paper: One Year of Application" summarizing the current situation in area of preparation / transfer of notified bodies to the new legislation regarding to Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In-Vitro Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR).
Dear Clients, we would like to thank you for your confidence in cooperation with our company during the past year.
We would like to use this opportunity to wish you good health, happiness and success in 2019, both personally and professionally.
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conformity assessment of personal protective equipment
Institute for Testing and Certification is newly included in the NANDO database as the Notified Body for the Conformity Assessment of Personal Protective Equipment in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016.
Detailed information HERE
Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on personal protective equipment - Guidance document on the implementation of Article 47
Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on personal protective equipment - Guidance document on the implementation of Article 47 on transitional provisions. Awailable on web page HERE.
Testing of hydraulic brake hose assemblies by Standard SAE J1401
Institute for testing and certification offers a new service in a field of automotive - testing of Hydraulic Brake Hose Assemblies by Standard SAE J1401. For detailed informations please contact our expert from Physical Testing Laboratory mr. Radek Matejka email@example.com.
New method for determination of organometallic complexes
Our analytical laboratory has implemented new method for determination of organometallic complexes (i.e. alkyl mercury) by cation chromatography, coupled to ICP-MS detection. This group of substances is represented for example by Trimerosal, used as fungicide or fungistatic agent. Such a substances can be limited for example in vaccines or contact lens solutions. Contact: Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Determination of crack bridging properties
Laboratory of building materials has introduced new test device for test according to EN 1062-7 for “Determination of crack bridging properties”. On this device also another tests of paints, varnishes, coating materials and coating systems can be performed, list of standards is attached in this note. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
List of standards – new testing device for „determination of crack bridging properties“
Flexible sheets for waterproofing - Waterproofing of concrete bridge decks and other concrete surfaces trafficable by vehicles - Determination of crack bridging ability
CSN 73 6242, attachment C
Design and construction of pavements on road bridges
Paints and varnishes - Coating materials and coating systems for exterior masonry and concrete - Part 7: Determination of crack bridging properties
Polymer modified bituminous thick coatings for waterproofing - Determination of crack bridging ability
Hot applied joint sealants - Part 10: Test method for the determination of adhesion and cohesion following continuous extension and compression
Hot applied joint sealants - Part 13: Test method for the determination of the discontinuous extension (adherence test)
Determination of the resistence to fatigue movement
Determination of crack-bridging capability
Food contact materials - Mineral oils MOSH and MOAH determination in packaging:
With respect to the clients requests the new method was developed in ITC laboratories - Mineral oils MOSH and MOAH determination in packaging. Aromatic mineral oils (MOAH) are considered by EFSA as potentially carcinogenic and are given high attention now. Limit values for migration were published on a national basis by German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). For further information you can contact Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry - email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
the Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council on medical devices
On May 5, 2017 the Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and repealing Council Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It shall apply from 26 May 2020. By way of derogation, see the Article 123 Entry into force and date of application.
Regulation (EU) 2017/746 of the European Parliament and of the Council on in vitro diagnostic medical devices
On May 5, 2017 the Regulation (EU) 2017/746 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices and repealing Directive 98/79/EC and Commission Decision 2010/227/EU was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It shall apply from 26 May 2022. By way of derogation, see the Article 113 Entry into force and date of application.