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 PANalytical's 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. PANalytical's 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 International's 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
PANalytical is the world's leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), with more than half a century of experience. The materials characterization equipment is used for scientific research and development, for industrial process control applications and for semiconductor metrology.
PANalytical, founded in 1948 as part of Philips, employs around 900 people worldwide. Its headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the USA, and the Netherlands. PANalytical's research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes). A sales and service network in more than 60 countries ensures unrivalled levels of customer support.
The company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001.
The product portfolio includes a broad range of XRD and XRF systems and software widely used for the analysis and materials characterization of products such as cement, metals and steel, nanomaterials, plastics, polymers and petrochemicals, industrial minerals, glass, catalysts, semiconductors, thin films and advanced materials, pharmaceutical solids, recycled materials and environmental samples.
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