In 2019, CEN-CENELEC/BTWG 13 ‘Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in rubber and plastic’ delivered a work programme in response to standardization Request M/556 referring to compliance to maximum content criteria of eight restricted PAHs under REACH which are classified as carcinogenic 1B. This work programme is preceded by a scope study that identifies existing methods to determine the total content for PAHs in articles with rubber and plastic components, and the associated sample preparation and extraction methodologies.
CEN/BT has also established CEN/TC 462 'Regulated chemicals in products' which deals with standardization of processes and methods for the verification of compliance with regulatory requirements on the metrology of regulated chemicals in products.
In particular, it focuses on: sample preparation, quantification of regulated substances in matrix or product (excluding waste and specific products already addressed by another dedicated Technical Committee).
For more information contact Dr Padma KAMATH.