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Spielwarenmesse 2019 trade fair invitation

Dear business friends, we invite you to visit our exposition at the International Trade Fair for toys Spielwarenmesse 2019, which will be held 30. 1. – 3. 2. 2019 in Nuremberg. Our stand will be located in Hall H11.1. Stand no. F-05.
 

For detailed information please contact Ms. Barbora Hajkova, e-mail: bhajkova@itczlin.cz
 

Profile of ITC here


BAU 2019 trade fair invitation

Dear business friends, we invite you to visit our exposition at the International Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems BAU 2019 which will be held 14. 1. – 19. 1. 2019 in Munich. Our stand will be located in Hall A2 Stand no. 423.


For detailed information please contact Ms. Barbora Hajkova, e-mail: bhajkova@itczlin.cz


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


Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry

Testing » Accredited Testing Laboratory No. 1004

The Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry is a workplace of Accredited Testing Laboratory No. 1004, which specializes in chemical and material analyses, testing of hygienic properties of products, testing of emission behaviour of materials, measurement of optical properties, etc. In addition to the accreditation itself, an important technical competence of the Laboratory is its authorisation by the Ministry of Health for examining health safety of products in contact with foodstuffs and meals.

 

Client's Handbook (PDF)        
           

SERVICES OF THE LABORATORY OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

  • Material analyses
    • identification of materials (analyses of organic substances by infrared spectroscopy, gas and liquid chromatography, analyses of inorganic substances using X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, element analyses by atomic absorption spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS)
    • content of glass, ash and extractable substances in vulcanized rubber and plastics
    • content of free and combined sulphur in vulcanized rubber
    • content of chlorine in plastics
    • identification and quantification of basic additives (plastics, rubber)
       
  • Defectoscopy
    • analyses of defects in materials using a combination of various analytical methods (both spectral and chromatographic ones)
    • identification of defect character
    • assessment of parameters affecting defect generation
       
  • Emission tests (emission characteristics of materials)
    • Determination of formaldehyde emission from various materials, particularly according to requirements of automotive concerns (PV3925, VDA275…..)
    • Determination of emission of organic substances - VOC (volatile organic compounds), FOG (semi-volatile organic compound analysis), (condensable substances), organic carbon emissions: PV 3341, VDA 278, VDA 276 …
    • Determination of free monomers and solvents in polymeric materials: e.g. 1,3-butadiene, styrene, tetrahydrofuran, acrylonitrile…
    • Identification of volatile and semi-volatile substances emitting from polymeric materials.
       
  • Assessment of packages
    • Assessment of packaging materials according to Act 477/2001, Collection of Laws, and Directive 94/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Article 11 (Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr6+)
    • Assessment of packaging intended for contact with food according to requirement of Regulation (EU) No. 1935/2004, Commission Regulation (EU) Nr. 10/2011, Decree Nr. 38/2001, Collection of Laws, of Czech Republic's Ministry of Health, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) recommendation...
    • Assessment of packaging for pharmaceuticals according to requirements of Český lékopis (Czech Formulary (Pharmacopoea Bohemica) and of European Pharmacopoeia
    • Determination of mineral oils (mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons /MOSH/ and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons /MOAH/)
       
  • Assessment of materials and articles intended for contact with drinking water
    • Assessment of products and materials according to Decree of Ministry of Health No. 409/2005, Collection of Laws
    • Extraction tests according to Annex 1 to Decree No. 409/2005.
       
  • Assessment of materials and articles intended for contact with food
    • Assessment according to requirement of Regulation (EU) No. 1935/2004, Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011, Decree 38/2001, Collection of Laws, of Czech Republic's Ministry of Health, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) recommendation... 
    • Migration tests - overall and specific migrations
    • Sensoric tests
       
  • Assessment of products intended for children under 3 years of age and of products intended for contact with skin
    • Assessment of products intended for children under 3 years of age in accordance with the Decree No. 84/200, Collection of Laws, of the Ministry of Health on the health requirements for toys and products for children under 3 years of age.
    • Migration of metals into solutions of artificial alcaline perspiration
    • Determination of azo-dyes and of primary aromatic amines
    • Determination of migration of certain elements according to EN 71-3 standard
    • Determination of content of polycycĺic aromatic hydrocarbons according to Product Safety
    • Commission's (AfPS) GS 2014:01 specification
    • Determination of phthalates content
    • Content of hexavalent chromium
    • Colour fastness to perspiration and saliva
    • Further tests according to material and method of use
       
  • RoHS (Restriction of Hazard Substances)
    • Assessment of products according Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
    • Determination of Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr6+ and Br contents
    • Identification and quantification of polybrominated fire retardant
    • Determination of selected phthalates
       
  • REACH
    • Determination of selected hazardous substances according to Regulation No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (EC)
    • Esters of phthalic acid (phthalates)
    • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) - a method according to AfPS GS 2014:01
    • Azo-dyes
    • Primary aromatic amines
    • Heavy metals (As, Pb, Cd, Hg, Ni, Co, Cr……)
    • Release of nickel from metal products
    • Nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates
    • Hexavalent chromium
    • Dimethyl fumarate
    • evidence of presence of asbestos
       
  • Scanning electron microscopy
    • The laboratory performs analyses by means of electron microscopy using microscopes equipped with an energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) detector for microanalysis (identification) of elemental composition of samples.
       
  • Sensoric tests
    • Sensoric assessment of products intended for contact with foodstuffs according to DIN 10955, ISO 13302, ČSN EN 1230-1,2 standards and in-house test methods: effect of odour and flavour due to packaging
    • Sensoric assessment of products intended for contact with drinking water according to ČSN 1622: determination of odour and flavour
    • Determination of degree and nature of odour according to requirements of standards (specifications) issued by automotive concerns (e.g. PV 3900, VDA 270……)
       
  • Material Failure Analysis (defect analysis)
    • Identification the nature of defects
    • Measuring influencing parameters
    • Forecast and preventing defect growth

EQUIPMENT for carrying out

  • gas chromatography with flame ionization detection (FID), thermal conductivity detection (TCD) and mass spectroscopy (MS) detection
  • liquid chromatography using ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS), mass spectrometry (MS), fluorescence, refractive index (RI) and conductivity detection
  • spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma, with optical detection (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry /ICP-OES/) and with mass detection (inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy /ICP-MS/)
  • X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
  • infrared spectroscopy and infrared microscopy
  • ultraviolet-visible UV-VIS spectroscopy 
  • gravimetry, volumetric analysis
  • microscopy, image analysis

OTHER RELATED SERVICES

  • Services of Accredited Testing Laboratory No. 1004 and No.1004.3
  • Conformity assessment by the Authorised Body 224 and Notified Body 1023 in accordance with the requirements of Government orders and European Directives.
  • Granting licenses for voluntary certification marks "Safe Toys" and "ITC Certified Quality"
  • Standardisation services and technical information of the Technical Standardisation Centre specialised in products for children are provided within the ITC
  • Certification of Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001)
  • Technical inspection
  • Technological consultancy
  • Calibration service and metrological consultancy
  • Legal and expert's services according to Act No. 36/1967 on experts and interpreters

CONTACTS

Employee Phone fax e-mail
Ing. Vera Vilimkova
Head of Laboratory
+420 577 601 634   analytPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Karel Proisl
material analyses, defectoscopy,
scanning electron microscopy, RoHS
+420 577 601 701   kproislPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. David Grebenicek
material analyses, defectoscopy,
scanning electron microscopy, RoHS
+420 577 601 389   dgrebenicekPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Jitka Bakalova
emission tests,
determination of odour - automotive industry
+420 577 601 453   jbakalovaPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Sarka Kopeckova
packages and food contact products 
+420 577 601 705   skopeckovaPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Iveta Reznickova
EN 71-3,9,10,11; products for children
+420 577 601 535   ireznickovaPostaitczlin.cz
MUDr. Beata Frydrychová
products for contact with drinking water and skin
+420 577 601 276   mikrobiologiePostaitczlin.cz


Post address:
Institute for Testing and Certification, Inc.
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology
trida Tomase Bati 299, Louky, 763 02 Zlin
Czech Republic

The person responsible for accuracy of data: Ing. Věra Vilímková

Updated: 3.1.2018
 
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