The entry into force of REACH in 2007 led us to develop our resources and skills in compliance analyses. We have subdivided our analysis range into three categories of requirement:
This set of analyses is based on market withdrawals. It is a cost-effective way to reduce the risks incurred by regular or spot testing on products placed on the market, as part of a pragmatic approach.
In this category, we test for all regulated substances, and determine their contents. We typically refer to REACH (appendices XIV and XVII), as well as Proposition 65. The REACH candidate list molecules testing option provides a longer-term preventive approach.
This last approach involves verifying beyond compliance that products placed on the market also meet the quality specifications of certain non-restrictive standards, such as specific labels or for instance pH for leathers.
We perform targeted analyses for regulated substances or screening analyses, depending on the circumstances.