Balazs Offers Compliance Analysis for RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive), WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive), REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) and JIG (Joint Industry Group Standard)
RoHS, WEEE and REACH Compliance

Analyses Provided

  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Phthalates: DINP, DEHP, DBP, DIDP, DNOP, BBP
  • Brominated Flame Retardants  (PBBs or PBDEs).
  • Total halogens
  • Vinyl Chloride Polymer (PVC)


Mechanical sample preparation

  • Direct measurement
  • Cryogenic grinding

Chemical sample preparation

  • Microwave digestion
  • Acid digestion
  • Dry ashing
  • Solvent extraction
  • Accelerated solvent extraction (ASE)


  • X-ray fluorescence XRF
  • Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA ICP-MS)

Verification Procedures

  • Gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Alkaline digestion/ colorimetric method (UV-VIS)
  • Spot-test procedure/ boiling water extraction procedure
  • Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Application Notes