1,3-DCP and 3-MCPD in aqueous extract of paper and board

Epichlorohydrin is a highly reactive electrophilic compound used to produce glycerol, plastics, epoxy glues and resins, epoxy diluents, and elastomers. The compound is included in the positive list of the BfR XXXVI under 'Sizing agents'.

The hydrolysis products of epichlorohydrin are controlled as follows:

  • 1,3-Dichloro-2-propanol [1,3-DCP, CAS 96-23-1] must not be detectable in the water extract of the finished product (detection limit 2 µg/l).

  • The transfer of 3-monochloro-1,2-propanediol [3-MCPD CAS 96-24-2] into the water extract of the finished products must be as low as technically achievable, and a limit of 12 µg/l must not be exceeded in any case.

Suitable sample matrices
Paper and paperboard
Required sample quantity
50 g
Typical turnaround time
4 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Accredited testing laboratory
Device types


Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
375 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

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