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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.


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: lrozsypal@itczlin.cz

Certification mark "SOLAR KEYMARK"

Products certification, CE » Voluntary certification

SOLAR KEYMARK is a certification system designed to acknowledge quality, efficiency, and durability of solar collectors for water heating (see EN 12975-1). This mark carries credible information for all parties (e.g. developers, consultants in energy savings, investors, property owners and users) that come into contact with solar collectors that the certified product is safe, has a long-term quality and guaranteed efficiency.
Most of solar collectors placed on the EU market are KEYMARKed.
SOLAR KEYMARK can also be used for collector systems and water storage tanks according to EN 12976 and 12977-3 – but ITC has is not empowered for these certifications.


Application for   SOLAR KEYMARK Scheme Rules
Manual for Clients (PDF)   ITC’s Empowerment


The owner of the SOLAR KEYMARK certification system is CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation). The certification system is administered by DIN CERTCO and SOLAR KEYMARK NETWORK (SKN). SKN associates all certification, testing and inspection bodies empowered for the SOLAR KEYMARK, and further representatives of industry, universities, research, national authorities and associations related to solar energy.
SKN constantly works on improving of the certification system – both in plenary sessions, which are held twice a year, and through the work of numerous committees and working groups. It also responds to the constant evolution of technology (recently, for example, the integration of the hybrid collectors, i.e. thermal collectors associated with photovoltaic panels). SKN also makes steps in the globalization of the mark, i.e. its extension beyond the EU.
More information about the certification mark , SKN, database of certified products, and empowered bodies is to be found at ESTIF (European Solar Thermal Industry Federation) website.


  • Public information on the level of quality, durability, and efficiency of the marked products.
  • Increasing the level of image and market support of high-quality products as against products without verification of their properties.
  • Information on compliance with all relevant legislative and technical requirements.
  • Continuous surveillance on stability of the marked products.


The mark is available to all manufacturers, importers and distributors who want to demonstrate the conformity of the marked product with all relevant requirements of the SOLAR KEYMARK certification scheme.


  • The right to mark a product by SOLAR KEAMARK is subject to compliance with all the requirements of the certification scheme (see SOLAR KEAMARK Scheme Rules in the Annex), in particular:
  • Meeting the requirements of EN 12975-1.
  • Testing according to ISO 9806 in a SOLAR KEYMARK recognized laboratory.
  • Fulfilment of the requirements for the product documentation.
  • Positive results of the initial inspection of the Factory Production Control system (FPC) in the manufacturing plant for production control in the factory and periodic supervision.
  • Positive results of periodic testing of samples taken from the factory, warehouse, or distribution network.
  • Payment of license fees.
  • Compliance with the terms of the license agreement.


  • Submitting  an application form and its review.
  • Concluding of a Contract on Certification.
  • Review of documentation.
  • Initial Type Testing.
  • Initial inspection of assessment of the FPC.
  • Assessment of compliance with all relevant requirements of the certification scheme a decision of  the Certification Body about the certification.
  • Certificate issue.
  • Regular payment of license fees.
  • Product registration in the database of certified products.
  • Regular surveillance on the FPC and testing of samples taken from factory, warehouse, or distribution network.

It is also permissible that the applicant is applying for certification after successful completion of the Initial Type Testing. In such cases, however, that the testing shall have been done by a laboratory recognized by the certification body. ITC, as the SOLAR KEYMARK Certification Body No 032, recognizes the results of the following two laboratories : Accredited Testing Laboratory No 1004 (ITC) and AIT Vienna.


Person Phone fax e-mail
Mr. Henry ROSIK, SOLAR KEYMARK Product Manager +420 577 601 505   hrosikPostaitczlin.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: Henry Rosik

Updated: 3.1.2018
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