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Collaborative study to improve the quality control of trace element determinations in polymers. Part 1. Interlaboratory study.

Funded under: FP5


In order to control the quality of trace element determinations in polymer, the Standards, Measurements and Testing Programme (formerly BCR) of the European Commission has started a project of which the final aim is to certify polymer reference materials for their contents of a range of trace elements. The first part of this project consisted in an interlaboratory study which aimed at testing the feasibility of preparation of candidate polymer reference materials and to detect and remove most of the pitfalls observed in trace element determinations. This paper presents the results in this interlaboratory study carried out prior to the certification campaign.

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Authors: VAN BORM W, DSM Research , Geleen (NL);LAMBERTY A, EC-IRMM, Geel (BE);QUEVAQUVILLER Ph, European Commission, Competitive Sustainable Grwoth programme, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Fresenius Journal of Analytical Chemicals (1999) No. 365, pp. 361-363
Availability: Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Record Number: 200012144 / Last updated on: 2000-08-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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