Heavy metal content according to Directive 94/62/EC

Directive 94/62/EC limits the content of heavy metals such that the sum of the concentrations of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), and hexavalent chromium (Cr (VI)) in packaging or packaging components shall not exceed 100 ppm by weight.

Suitable sample matrices
Paper, cardboard and plastic materials and products
Required sample quantity
50 g
Typical turnaround time
3 weeks after receiving the samples
Detection limit
LOQ: Pb: 2 mg/kg; Cd: 0.5 mg/kg; Hg: 0.5 mg/kg; Cr total, 2 mg/kg.
Available quality systems
Accredited test method
Device types


Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
158 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

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