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
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.