Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) Analysis

Smithers Rapra provides specialist support for companies looking to meet the requirements set out in a number of standards including the REACH regulations for PAH analysis.

PAH’s (Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons) may be present in many different types of rubber and plastic articles and in some instances can be of concern due to public health. Some PAH’s have therefore found their way onto the SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) list of the ECHA (European Chemical Agency) and may be specifically restricted in Germany (AfPS GS 2014:01 PAK). Testing a wide variety of PAH’s, may therefore be required before placing plastic and rubber articles onto the market. We can help you with your PAH compliance issues or worries.

Smithers Rapra has a proven track record of testing the PAH’s shown below; helping our clients comply with a range of standards. The list is not exhaustive, other PAH’s can be tested if required.

Compound

CAS #

Compound

CAS #

Naphthalene

91-20-3

Chrysene*

218-01-9

Acenaphthylene

208-96-8

benzo(k)fluoranthene*

207-08-9

Acenaphthene

83-32-9

benzo(b)fluoranthene*

205-99-2

Fluorine

86-73-7

Benzo[j]fluoranthene*

205-82-3

Phenanthrene

85-01-8

benzo(a)pyrene*

50-32-8

Anthracene

120-12-7

Benzo[e]pyrene*

192-97-2

Fluoranthene

206-44-0

indeno(1,2,3-C,D)pyrene

193-39-5

Pyrene

129-00-0

dibenz(a,h)anthracene*

53-70-3

benz(a)anthracene*

56-55-3

benzo(ghi)perylene

191-24-2

 *- Restricted as part of the REACH regulations

 

Smithers Rapra can draw on over 90 years of rubber and plastic expertise in order to facilitate our client’s compliance. We can support you through the entire process and have the capability to perform a wide range of analytical techniques which enables us to analyse a wide range of sample types.

Standards and Accreditation 

All of the work carried out by Smithers Rapra is performed within our FDA registered laboratory, to the requirements of ISO 17025:2005 and to the principals of cGMP.