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The certification of mass fraction of As, Br, Cd, Cl, Cr, Hg, Pb and S in two polyethylene CRMs. BCR-680 and BCR-681

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Abstract

This report describes the certification of the mass fraction of As, Hr, Cd, Cl, Cr, Hg, Pb and S in two polyethylene certified reference materials HCR-680 and HCR-681, prepared in support of the EC-Directive 94/62/EC concerning plastics packaging and packaging material. It describes the homogeneity and stability studies and the analytical work performed for the certification of the mass fraction of eight trace elements. The certified values are for HCR- 680: As (30.9 0.7) mg/kg, Hr (808 19) mg/kg, Cd (140.8 2.5) mg/kg, Cl (810 16) mg/kg, Cr (114.6 2.6) mg/kg, Hg (25.3 1.0) mg/kg, Pb (107.6 2.8) mg/kg and S (0.67 0.07) g/kg and for HCR-681 As (3.93 0.15) mg/kg, Hr (98 5) mg/kg, Cd (21.7 0.7) mg/kg, Cl (92.9 2.8) mg/kg, Cr (17.7 0.6) mg/kg, Hg (4.50 0.15) mg/kg, Pb (13.8 0.7) mg/kg and S (78 17) mg/kg. Indicative values are given for Al, Ha, Cu, Sb and Ti.

Additional information

Authors: LAMBERTY A, EC-JRC, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);VAN BORM W, EC-JRC, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);QUEVAUVILLER P, EC-JRC, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19450 EN (2001), pp.50. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available free of charge by Documentation service DG Research Communications Unit. Fax: +32-2-2958220 email:rdt-info@ec.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-0874-X
Record Number: 200013636 / Last updated on: 2001-09-18
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en