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Food Contact Materials Services
Hazardous substances in the commodities such as kitchen, household and food packagings will migrate into the food, which may damage the health of human beings. Relevant laws and regulations have been established by EU, USA and many other countries aiming at protect the health of consumers. STQ pay attention to monitoring compliance of food contact materials, offering testing and regulatory support to help ensure FCM compliance.
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EU Food Grade

According to Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004, materials and articles intended to come into contact with food shall not transfer their constituents to food in quantities which could endanger human health, or bring about an unacceptable change in the composition of the food. Different groups of materials and articles, such as plastics, rubbers and silicones, are covered by specific regulations.
Materials concerned: Plastic-Overall migration, Heavy metals migration, PAA migration, other specific migration Rubber-Overall migration, Nitrosamine and Nitrosatable, PAA migration Silicone-Overall migration Organic coating-Overall migration Ceramic, Glass & Enamel-Extractable Pb, Cd in 4% acetic acid Metals and metal alloys-Extractable 23 heavy metals in 0.5%citric acid/artifical tap water Paper and paperboard-PCP, Extractable heavy metal(Pb, Cd, Hg) Cork stoppers-PCP, formaldehyde Wood-PCP, formaldehyde

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Germany-LFGB:

LFGB is the basic regulation for food Management, it is called "Food, Tobacco products, Cosmetics and other daily necessities safety Management Law", all of the food and something related with food should comply with this regulation. Materials or tools which contact with food must comply with the articles 30, 31 of the regulation.
Materials concerned: Plastic-Sensory test, Overall migration, Heavy metals migration, PAA migration, VOM, peroxide value Rubber-Sensory test, Overall migration, Nitrosamine and Nitrosatable, PAA migration Silicone-Sensory test, extractable components, VOM, peroxide value Organic coating-Sensory test, Overall migration Ceramic, Glass & Enamel- Extractable Pb, Cd in 4% acetic acid Metals and metal alloys- Extractable 23 heavy metals Paper and paperboard-Sensory test, PCP, Extractable heavy metals, color fastness, optical brighteners, formaldehyde

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France-DGCCRF:

DGCCRF is the Abbreviation of food grade regulation of France. All food contact materials should comply with EU Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 and French DGCCRF 2004-64 and French Décret no 92-631.
Testing Services: Plastic-Overall migration, Heavy metals migration, PAA migration, other specific migration, BPA Rubber-Overall migration, Nitrosamine and Nitrosatable, PAA migration, VOM, formaldehyde, peroxide value, BPA Silicone-Overall migration, VOM, peroxide value, Organotin, BPA Organic coating-Overall migration, heavy metals migration, PAA migration, BPA Ceramic, Glass & Enamel- Extractable Pb, Cd, CrVI, Al, Co, As in 4% acetic acid Metals and metal alloys- Undesirable elements, extractable heavy metals Paper and paperboard-PCP, PCB, extractable heavy metals, formaldehyde, color fastness, optical brighteners, BPA

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Italy-Italian Decree of the Ministry of Health

All food contact material export to Italy should comply with EU Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 and Italy Official Gazette GU 283 on April 1962, Ministerial Decree of 21 March 1973. Stainless steel and other metal products, glass and ceramic are highly concerned by Italy government.
Testing Services: Plastic-Overall migration, Heavy metals migration, PAA migration, color migration, other specific migration Rubber-Overall migration, Nitrosamine and Nitrosatable, PAA migration, color migration Silicone-Overall migration, color migration Organic coating-Overall migration, color migration Ceramic & Enamel-Extractable Pb, Cd in 4% acetic acid Glass-Overall migration, extractable Pb Stainless steel-Overall migration and Ni, Cr, Mn migration Paper and paperboard-PCP, Extractable heavy metal(Pb, Cd, Hg) Wood-PCP, formaldehyde

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USA-FDA

FDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. Regulations related to FCM are mainly in 21 CFR part 175,176,177 and 178.
Main Standards: FDA 175.300- Resinous and polymeric coatings FDA 176.170- Paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods FDA 177.1210- Closures with sealing gaskets for food containers. FDA 177.1460- Melamine-formaldehyde resins in molded articles. FDA 177.1500- Nylon resins FDA 177.1520- Olefin polymers FDA 177.1580- Polycarbonate resins FDA 177.2600- Rubber articles intended for repeated use FDA 178.3800- Woods FDA 7117.06, 7117.07- Ceramic, Glass & Enamel

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China-GB

FCM to China market should mainly comply with GB 9685 and specific standards on specific materials, such as GB 17326 on ABS articles, GB 17327 on AS articles, GB 9687 on PE articles, GB 9691 on PE resins and so on.
Main Standards: GB 17326-Hygienic standard for ABS products GB 17327- Hygienic standard for AS products GB 9687- Hygienic standard for PE products GB 9691- Hygienic standard for PE resin GB 9688- Hygienic standard for PP products GB 9693- Hygienic standard for PP resin GB 9681- Hygienic standard for PVC products GB 14942- Hygienic standard for PC products GB 4806.1- Hygienic standard for Rubber products GB 9684- Hygienic standard for Stainless steel articles GB 12651-Standard for Ceramic ware in contact with food

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Physical and mechanical safety testing

Physical and mechanical properties are important indicators to assess a product's quality. STQ provides multiple testing to evaluate its function, practicality and safety during use.
Our services EN 12983- General requirements of domestic cookware EN 13834- Ovenware for use in traditional domestic ovens EN 12875- Dishwashing safe resistance EN 15284- microwave heating resistance EN 1183- Thermal shock and thermal shock endurance EN 12546- Insulated containers for domestic use EN 12980- Impact resistance of non-metallic articles for catering and industrial use Other functional test such as egg testing, milk testing, drop testing
Toys and Juvenile Products Services
With rapid development of toys and children's products market and frequently products recall occurring, global mandatory requirements for them are becoming increasingly strict. By understanding quality and safety as an ongoing process, STQ help companies take proactive steps to protect their reputation, customers and products. We provide Toys & Children's products testing worldwide, including EU, USA, China, Canada, Australia, Brazil as well as international standards.
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2009/48/EC and EN 71 series

With the rapid development of toy market and frequently product recall occurring, EU mandatory requirements of toys and children's products are becoming increasely strict.
Testing Services: EN 71-1- Mechanical and physical properties EN 71-2- Flammability EN 71-3- Migration of certain elements EN 71-9- Organic chemical compounds EN 62115- Electric toys Phthalates 6P PAHs Azo dyes Benzene SDS/MSDS Packaging Directive Battery Directive

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CPSIA

CPSA and CPSIA/HR 4040 are the basic act that concern toys and children products in America. Moreover, the state regulation should be taken into account such as California proposition 65.
Testing Services: Pb- CPSIA/HR 4040, 16CFR 1303 Phthalates 6P- CPSIA/HR 4040 ASTM F963- Mechanical and physical properties ASTM F963- Flammability ASTM F963- Migration of certain elements LHAMA and TRA CA 65

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GB 6675

Mandatory toy safety standards GB 6675.1, GB 6675.2, GB 6675.3,etc. have enter into force on 1st January 2016. Toys to China must comply with the requirements of these standards.
Testing Services: GB 6675.2- Mechanical and physical properties GB 6675.3- Flammability GB 6675.4- Migration of certain elements GB 19865- Electric toys Phthalates 6P

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CCPSA

Canada Consumer Products Safety Act (CCPSA) is an act respecting the safety of consumer products, which covers most of the consumer products such as Toys, Textile, Kettles, children's sleepwear, children's Jewellery and so on.
Testing Services: SOR/2011-17- Toys regulations SOR/2010-273- Consumer products containing lead (Contact with Mouth) regulations SOR/2016-188- Phthalates regulations SOR/2016-193- Surface coating materials regulations SOR/2016-168- Children's jewellery regulations SOR/2016-169- Children's sleepwear regulations SOR/2016-180- Infant feeding bottle nipples regulations SOR/2016-184- Pacifiers regulations SOR/2016-194- Textile flammability regulations

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AS/NZS ISO 8124

Australian / New Zealand Standard Safety of Toys.
Testing Services: AS/NZS ISO 8124-1- Mechanical and physical properties AS/NZS ISO 8124-2- Flammability AS/NZS ISO 8124-3- Migration of certain elements

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ISO 8124

International toy safety standards.
Testing Services: ISO 8124-1- Mechanical and physical properties ISO 8124-2- Flammability ISO 8124-3- Migration of certain elements
Electrical and Electronic Products Services
The electrical and electronic industries face great challenges preparing their products for the global market as there are diverse global requirements for EEE. STQ is experienced in EEE testing including RoHS, WEEE, SVHCs, PAHs, phthalates, halogen, battery directive and packaging directive and so on.
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RoHS 2.0 (2011/65/EU)

Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2.0) lays down rules on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to EU market. EEE placed on the market shall not contain the restricted substances listed below.
Restricted substances: Lead(Pb) Cadmium(Cd) Mercury(Hg) Hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate(DEHP) Butylbenzyl phthalate(BBP) Dibutyl phthalate(DBP) Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

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China RoHS

China Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products(EEPs) enforced on 1st July 2016. The Methods are applicable to the production, sale, and import of electrical and electronic products within the territory of China.
Restricted substances: Lead(Pb) Cadmium(Cd) Mercury(Hg) Hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)

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SVHCs(Substances of Very High Concern)

So far, ECHA has added 15 batches of SVHCs into the candidate list, which now contains 169 substances in total. According to REACH regulation, notification or communicating information are required of producers and importers when the SVHCs present in articles above a concentration of 0.1% (w/w).

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WEEE

Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) lays down measures to protect the environment and human health by preventing or reducing the adverse impacts of the generation and management of WEEE and by reducing overall impacts of resource use and improving the efficiency of such use, thereby contributing to sustainable development.

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PAHs

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Phthalates

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SCCP

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Halogen Testing

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Packaging Directive

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Battery Directive

Textile and Leather Products Services
People pay more attention on ecological textiles with the improvement of environmental protection awareness. STQ can provide "OEKO-TEX" or other eco-textile standards testing services.
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pH value

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Formaldehyde

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Heavy metals

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Azo dyes

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Allergenous disperse dyes

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Organic compounds

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Flame retardant

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Volatile Organic Compounds(VOC)

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Pesticides

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Color fastness

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