Compliance with legislation and banned restricted chemical requirements is essential for material manufacturing and product supply. In addition, brands and retailers are concerned about chemical inputs into materials and how they impact people and the environment. To achieve a conforming product, the responsible management of restricted chemicals is a key element of sustainable business practice.
Eliminating harmful chemicals from products and materials
Forbidden substances, MRSL and RSL Testing
Forbidden substances, Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) and Restricted Substances List (RSL) testing requirements can differ between industries and product type. Whatever the product, it is a key component of chemical risk management, focusing on potentially harmful residual chemical content in products and materials.
A fast, accurate and reliable chemical testing and analysis service is vital to ensure products and materials are compliant in human health and the environment.
Legislation is in place worldwide to protect consumers and the environment from hazardous chemicals. Legislation varies depending on industry type and location, which can prove challenging when trading products locally, nationally, and internationally.
Understanding the different types of chemicals, why chemicals are present and what you need to know involves expert knowledge and support. At Eurofins, we provide our customers with the information they need to make informed decisions about chemical testing and compliance.
Eurofins Consumer product testing (CPT) offers a wide range of chemical tests conducted by a team of scientists, chartered chemists, and analytical chemistry experts. We have laboratories in many locations around the world.
Forbidden, MRSL and RSL chemicals we test for
Forbidden, MRSL and RSL chemicals we test for include, but are not limited to
- Azo Dyes testing on textiles, leather & synthetics
- Bisphenol A testing
- Cadmium testing & analysis
- Chrome VI testing on products
- California proposition 65 screening
- Disperse dyes testing
- DMFu testing (Dimethylfumarate testing)
- Flame retardants testing
- Formaldehyde testing
- Heavy metals testing
- Lead testing
- Mercury testing
- Nickel Release testing
- Organotins testing
- PAH testing Services (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons testing)
- Pesticides testing
- PFOA / PFOS testing (Perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctane sulfonate testing)
- Phthalates testing
- REACH testing and regulations
- RoHS testing and regulations
- VOC testing (Volatile Organic Compounds testing)
- Solvent residues
Chem-ST™ chemical smart testing
In addition to more traditional MRSL and RSL testing, we offer Eurofins Chem-ST™ chemical testing, a validated system using state-of-the-art instrumentation and targeted tests to quantitatively measure the presence of hundreds of substances within the whole product value chain (chemical formulations, materials, products, final products and articles) against global hazardous chemical restrictions.
Why Eurofins Sustainability Services?
Specialist experience in leather, textiles, paper, packaging and plastics
Multiple testing facilities
Complete package from biodegradability to toxicity impacts and plant response
Can be linked with the microplastic analysis of degradant