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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 dgrebenicek@itczlin.cz
Ing. Iveta Řezníčková ireznickova@itczlin.cz

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, lnesvadbova@itczlin.cz or
Dr. Petra Skabrahova, pskabrahova@itczlin.cz

For emission tests, please, contact:
Dipl. Ing. Jitka Bakalova, jbakalova@itczlin.cz

Relocation of part of ATL 1004 - Physical Laboratory from the Central Laboratories of Louky Zlín to the workplace in the Svit 113th building

Dear clients. As of 09.11.2020, part of ATL 1004 - Physical Laboratory was completely relocated from the central laboratories of Louky Zlín to the ITC workplace in the Svit 113th building, Zlín. The original telephone numbers will be valid until 31.12.2020. At the same time, new telephone numbers will be launched next week, which will be published on the ITC website in the Contacts section. Now please contact specific employee of the physical testing laboratory by e-mail, mobile phone number, or you can contact Mrs. Jarmila Vyorálkova from the secretariat of the Physical Laboratory by phone +420 572 779 989 or e-mail jvyoralkova@itczlin.cz. Thank you for your understanding.

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.


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

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


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.  

Physical Testing Laboratory


The Physical Testing Laboratory is one of the main departments of the Accredited Testing Laboratory No. 1004. It was founded during the period of existence of the Research Institute for Rubber and Plastics and currently also the majority of testing methods are focused on problems with polymer materials. Following the development of the automotive industry, hundreds of unique tests were introduced at the testing laboratory in accordance with many technical standards, which, in connection with analytical laboratory services create the conditions for the provision of a wide range of professional services, utilised by clients from all over Europe.


Contacts   Client's Handbook  


  • Static
  • Destruction and deformation
  • Short- or long-term
  • Dynamic
  • With consecutive or alternating stress

    • Product dimensions
    • Weight, weight per unit area
    • Hardness (Frank, Hampden and Zwick hardness testers)
    • Tensile strength
    • Elastic modulus, Young's modulus
    • Ductility, elongation, yield strength
    • Pressure tests, bending tests, shear tests
    • Determination of rubber resilience
    • Determination of fatigue in rubber due to vibration stress
    • Torsional stiffness of rubber
    • Creep deformation tests
    • Toughness of plastics

Tensile tests are performed on Instron universal electronic devices that include a temperature chamber with a measurement range of between -80°C and +315°C, a device for recording the course of stress (strain), an extensometer, etc. These tests and devices are used, amongst other purposes, for the definition of adherence and coherence of sealants, coatings and paints.

The laboratory is equipped with adequate measuring and testing equipment for the implementation of additional series of tests on rubber and plastics, such as the temperature brittleness of rubber, resistance of rubber to fatigue during repeated compression, resistance of rubber against cracking, abrasion resistance, etc.


The thermal characteristics of polymeric materials are of fundamental importance both for studying their structure and particularly in terms of the evaluation of their utility and other properties. The Physical Laboratory is primarily focused on the testing and evaluation of basic thermo-physical parameters.

  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC Method)
    • Melting and crystallisation temperatures
    • Vitrification temperatures
    • Enthalpy of individual physical transitions
    • The values of crystallinity
    • Specific heat capacity
    • Kinetics of crystallisation
    • Study of reticulation and hardening
    • Assessment of the degradation of materials
  • Thermal expansion
  • Heat and thermal conductivity
  • Melting point


Tests are carried out mostly in special multi-purpose chambers, allowing the testing of either small or large samples. In particular the fireproof characteristics of building materials are evaluated with the use of computer technology, which helps to refine and improve the quality of professional services.

  • Flammability class of building materials
  • Ignitability of materials
  • Flammability of hoses, lightweight materials, vehicle interiors, seals, toys, flooring materials, conveyor belts
  • Flash-point
  • Fire-point
  • Ease of ignition of vertically oriented samples
  • Speed of flame propagation of textiles
  • Tablet test of flooring materials
  • Hot nut test of flooring materials
  • Cigarette test of bedding and seating furniture
  • Match test of bedding and seating furniture
  • Resistance to a small amount of molten metal


  • Optical and electron microscopy
    • The laboratory is equipped with a scanning electron microscope with the appropriate technical equipment and with optical polarising microscopes connected to the display analyser, which allows the evaluation of the size of individual particles or the thickness of individual layers of material and the processing of data measured according to statistical parameters and histograms from microscopic images transmitted to the analyser.
  • Spectral analysis and objective measurement of chromaticity
    • measurement of the spectral dependence of the absorbance and transmittance in the UV and VIS bands of the electromagnetic spectrum; also measurement in the visible spectrum of the spectral dependence of remission.
    • determination of the efficiency of protective filters against UV radiation in the UV-A and UV-B and UV-C bands
    • measurement of shielding factors
    • determination of colour coordinates on transparent and opaque samples
    • evaluation of colour changes following exposure to the effects of artificial ageing (temperature, UV radiation, chemical effects, etc.)
    • measurement of opacity, turbidity, light-scattering.


  • Water vapour permeability
  • Volatile liquids permeability
  • Gas permeability (nitrogen, oxygen, air, hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, etc.)
  • Air-permeability
  • Determination of the viscosity, viscosity numbers, limit viscosity number
  • Permeability by water under pressure
  • Water repellence - Spraytest
  • Penetration - penetration of chemicals
  • Permeation - permeability by chemicals


The exposure of materials is carried out under natural conditions on outdoor racks or in the laboratory using various types of equipment for ageing tests (Xenotest, Veterometr, Suntest, dryers, air boxes, ozonators)

  • Natural weather ageing
  • Accelerated weather ageing
  • Accelerated thermal ageing in air
  • Accelerated thermal ageing in oxygen
  • Ozone ageing
  • Various climatic tests (combined effect of changes in temperature and humidity)


  • Material properties (density, melt flow rate, dimensional stability, tensile properties, heat resistance according to Vicat, etc.)
  • Strength under sustained internal pressure
  • Tightness of the pressure, sewage, waste and gutter systems
  • Resistance against slow crack propagation
  • Abrasion of the pipeline
  • Creep factor, creep and relaxation behaviour during tension and bending, welding factor
  • Resistance against temperature cycles
  • Pull-out tests
  • Impact tests


Employee Phone e-mail
Mgr. Roman Dlabaja, Ph.D.
Head of Physical Laboratory,
pipe systems, automotive testing
+420 572 779 904 tubesPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Jaroslav Ambróš
Deputy of Head of Physical
+420 577 601 286 jambrosPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Radek Matějka
Deputy of Head of Physical Laboratory,
functional component testing
+420 572 779 907 rmatejkaPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Anna Hrčiarová
mechanical testing of materials
+420 577 601 540 ahrnciarovaPostaitczlin.cz
Lenka Nesvadbová
accelerated ageing, flammability
+420 577 601 540 lnesvadbovaPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Petra Škabrahová, Ph.D.
properties of materials, packaging
+420 577 601 291 pskabrahovaPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Veronika Kalábová
automotive, functional component testing
+420 572 779 907 vkalabovaPostaitczlin.cz
Mgr. Jan Kopřiva
pipe systems
+420 572 779 905 jkoprivaPostaitczlin.cz

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

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

Updated: 8.1.2021
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