Consumer products

analysis of material and consumer products

ALS Scandinavia offers analysis of both metals and organic substances in material and consumer products. This includes for example:

  • Accredited analysis of 67 elements in polymeric materials such as plastic, textiles, ion-exchange resin etc. Heavy metals cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) found in the RoHS directive are included but we also offer up to 64 additional elements in one screening.
  • Full analysis according to the RoHS directive (Cd, Hg, Pb, Cr6+ and brominated flameretardants (PBB & PBDE)
  • REACH and SVHC screening
  • 67 trace-elements in stainless steel
  • PFAS & PFOS (perfluorinated compounds)
  • Ftalates
  • Chlorinated paraffins

Latest news

Accredited analysis of 67 elements in polymeric materials

28 apr 2016
ALS is proud to present our new analytical package I-5. The new, accredited method includes 67 elements and can be applied to polymeric materials such as plastic, textiles and ion-exchange resin. The digestion is performed by SRC (single reaction chamber) technique, UltraClave. This technique allows a digestion at very high temperature and pressure resulting in excellent recovery, even for highly resistent materials. The implementation of our UltraClave puts ALS Scandinavia in the... Read more »

REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

1 sep 2014
Substances that have a particularly negative effects on human health or the environment can be classified as substances of very high concern (SVHC). Manufacturers or importers of substances present on the SVHC Candidate List are therefore obliged to declare these through the EU REACH Regulation.... Read more »

The new scope of EN 71-3

3 sep 2013
In June 2013, the scope of the standard EN 71-3 which sets limits for the migration of elements in toys was extended. In addition to a number of new elements, EN 71-3:2013 now also includes hexavalent chromium (CrVI) and organotin compunds (OTC).... Read more »