Extractable primary aromatic amines in paper, board, and pulp

Testing for the release of primary aromatic amines (PAA) classified as CMR 1A or 1B according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. Extraction is performed with either cold water (EN 645) or hot water (EN 647).

Testing is relevant for materials and products containing, for example:

Per the current regulations, the detection limit is 0.002 mg/kg for individual PAAs; the detection limit for the sum of PAAs 0.01 mg/kg.

Suitable sample matrices
Paper, paperboard, board, and pulp
Minimum sample amount
10 dm2 of sheet material; 300 g of pulp material
Typical turnaround time
5 weeks after receiving the samples
Detection limit
0.002 mg/kg individual PAA; 0.01 mg/kg sum of PAAs
Quality system
Measurlabs validated method
Method expert
Niko Markkinen


First sample (VAT 0):
435 €
Additional samples (VAT 0):
399 €per sample

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