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Posted: October 1, 2008

Exporting products to the EU? Import the PANalytical X-ray advantage first

(Nanowerk News) X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy has emerged as an optimal solution for the screening of toxic heavy metals regulated by the EU Directives RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment). To help customers who export goods to the EU meet increasingly complex environmental regulations, PANalytical delivers the advantage of 60 years experience in X-ray analysis and implementation, as well as dedicated instrumentation and calibration sets.
Now, the introduction of a new international standard (ASTM International standard F2617-08, announced 26 September 2008), uses XRF analysis for routine testing of toxic heavy metals in homogeneous polymers. The implementation of a RoHS/WEEE energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometer, such as PANalyticalís dedicated MiniPal 4 RoHS WEEE, provides a straightforward, robust method for the analysis of RoHS elements.
All products destined for the EU must comply with RoHS/WEEE directives and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances) regulations. While the responsibility of ensuring product and component compliance lies with producers and distributors, help is at hand. PANalyticalís global team of representatives can provide local advice on elemental analysis solutions and the management of quality control costs.
PANalytical is proud to have contributed to the development of ASTM Internationalís new industry standards, published at www.astm.org. To take advantage of proven RoHS/WEEE elemental analysis solutions, RoHS calibrations sets and extensive know-how, contact your local PANalytical representative or visit: www.panalytical.com/polymers.
Source: PANalytical (press release)
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