Consumer Safety

Hazardous Materials: Efficient Handheld XRF Analysis of Restricted Substances

The requirement to comply with a host of material restriction regulation like the 2006 European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and the CPSIA 2008 has driven manufacturers to find new and more efficient ways of testing components, finished goods and sub-assemblies for banned substances.

The Bruker CTX and  S1 TITAN uses X-ray fluorescence (XRF) for a quick and completely non-destructive method of testing for lead free manufacturing, RoHS compliance and the detection of heavy metals in toys and consumer products. Based on our revolutionary Silicon Drift Detector, the S1 TITAN provides rapid and accurate analysis. Materials such as lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), chrome (Cr), cadmium (Cd), and bromine (Br) can all be easily detected with the S1 TITAN at part per million levels.

Other related topics include:

  • ASTM F963 Compliance - Standard Consumer Safety Toy Specification - Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Testing Children’s Apparel for Lead, Etc
  • Proposition 65 - The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 - Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
  • TPCH – Toxic in Packaging Clearing House – Individual State Agencies
  • Soil Contamination Analysis
  • Polymer and Plastics Analysis
  • Lead in Brass Plumbing Components- New regulations