Phthalate test

Phthalates(phthalates) are a widely used class of plasticizers that modify or soften plastics and are prevalent in plastics and paints.


Service background

Phthalates(phthalates) are a widely used class of plasticizers that modify or soften plastics and are prevalent in plastics and paints. A global decline in sperm counts among men over the past few decades may be linked to phthalates, chemicals widely used as softeners in light industry, research suggests. This substance is widely found in cosmetics, children’s toys, food packaging, if its content exceeds the standard, it will cause great harm to human health. Phthalates play a role similar to female hormones in the human body and animals, can interfere with endocrine, reduce the amount of semen and sperm, low sperm motility, abnormal sperm form, serious can lead to testicular cancer, is the “culprit” caused by male reproductive problems. In cosmetics, nail polish has the highest content of phthalates, and many cosmetics also contain aromatic ingredients. This substance in cosmetics can enter a woman’s body through her respiratory system and skin, and if used too much, it can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer and harm the reproductive system of any male child she will have in the future.


Service content

Scope of application
PVC and related polymer plastics such as polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA); Soft plastics, except polyolefin; Soft rubber, except silicone rubber and natural latex; Foam rubber or foam plastics, such as polyurethane (PU); Surface coatings, anti-slip coatings, polishes, glazes and printing patterns; Elastic materials on clothing such as pajamas; Adhesives and sealants; Electrical insulation material.

2. Applicable objects
Manufacturers, brands, exporters.


3. Test requirements

China: China’s toy mandatory standard GB 6675.1-2014 Article 5.3.7 requirements for plasticizers refer to the relevant requirements of the European Union, the total content of DEHP, DBP, BBP in the plasticizing materials in the toys and parts that can be touched shall not exceed 0.1%, which can be placed in the entry of products, in addition to the above requirements, The total content of DINP, DIDP and DNOP shall not exceed 0.1%.

Eu: (EC) No 1907/2006 (i.e. REACH Regulation) Articles 51 and 52 shall not be placed on the market after 7 July 2020 for phthalates listed in this article, used alone or in any combination, in a concentration equal to or greater than 0.1%(percentage by weight) of the plasticized material. That is, DEHP+DBP+BBP+DIBP≤0.1%, DINP+DIDP+DNOP≤0.1%.

United States: The final Rule (16 CFR 1307) from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) restricting certain phthalates in toys and child care products was published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2017. The final rule will take effect on April 25, 2018. According to 16 CFR 1307, the components of toys and child care articles shall not exceed 0.1% of the following phthalates: DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIBP, DPENP, DHEXP, DCHP.

California: Six phthalates are known to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm, or all at once. The six phthalates are: BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIDP, DINP, DnHP, all ≤ 1000 ppm, earwax removal kit BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIDP, DINP and DnHP and DNOP all ≤ 1000 ppm.


Service advantage

Timeliness: RTS has a set of independently developed LIMS system, which monitors and manages the entire test process, greatly improving work efficiency and shortening the inspection cycle entrusted by enterprises.

Convenient: RTS has a perfect order platform and free on-site pick-up service, and can provide one-to-one consultation and training and one-stop product compliance service chain for enterprises.

Price: RTS in the consulting stage can be based on the product information and material situation of the enterprise comprehensive evaluation, to provide the most appropriate and the most economical quotation scheme for the enterprise, greatly reducing the test cost.

Quality: As a national high-tech enterprise, RTS has dozens of patented inventions and supporting instruments and equipment and professionals to meet the needs of different customers and different products.