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RoHS, WEEE and REACH Compliance

Restriction of Hazardous Substances; Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive; Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals

Balazs Offers Compliance Analysis for

  • RoHS: Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (USA, Europe, China)
  • WEEE: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
  • REACH: Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals
  • JIG: Joint Industry Group Standard

Analyses Provided

  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Phthalates: DINP, DEHP, DBP, DIDP, DNOP, BBP
  • Brominated Flame Retardants  (other than PBBs or PBDEs).
  • Total halogens (ionic and bounded)
  • Vinyl Chloride Polymer (PVC)
  • Chemical speciation: Cr2+, Cr3+, Cr0

Techniques

Mechanical sample preparation

  • Direct measurement
  • Cryogenic grinding

Chemical sample preparation

  • Microwave digestion
  • Acid digestion
  • Dry ashing
  • Solvent extraction
  • Accelerated solvent extraction (ASE)

Screening

  • X-ray fluorescence XRF
  • Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA ICP-MS)

Verification Procedures

  • Gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Alkaline digestion/ colorimetric method (UV-VIS)
  • Spot-test procedure/ boiling water extraction procedure
  • Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

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