CONEG Plastic Polymer Regulatory Analysis Testing Lab

The plastic polymer, elastomer and coating industries has seen a recent significant increase in government regulations for toxic materials which may be present in these materials. The most stringent regulations besides those of the FDA relating to plastics contacting food (See FDA Testing) are those related to children toys and to less stringent regulations relating to almost everything else. Polyhedron Laboratories presently has analytical methods in place to address most of these regulations. The listing below shows the regulations addressed by Polyhedron's plastic polymer regulatory analysis and testing. Please contact Polyhedron Laboratories for more information.

Coalition of North Eastern Governors (CONEG) and Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse Legislation

  • Cadmium
  • Hexavalent chromium
  • Mercury
  • Lead

US Consumer Product Safe Commission lUSCPSC

  • Lead
  • Di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
  • Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)
  • Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP)

Standard Consumer Safety Specifications for Toy Safety ASTM F 963-07

  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Selenium
  • Phthalates

British Standards - EN 71-3. -9, -10. -11 - 2005 + A1: 2007

Classes of compounds given special attention. Antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, mercury, lead and selenium.

  • Solvents
  • Preservatives
  • Plasticizers
  • Flame retardants Processing aids
  • Monomers Coloring agents
  • Biocides (Wood preservatives) Primary aromatic amines

Code of Federal Regulations

Title 16 Part 1303 Lead
  Part 1500.14 Lead
  Part 1500.231 Mercury, ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, methanol, methylene chloride, petroleum distillates, toluene, turpentine, xylene and related chemicals.

European Parliament and Council of the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

  • Cadmium, hexavalent chromium, mercury and lead
  • Polybrominated biphenyl
  • Polybrominated dipheny ethers