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On 7 December 2013, Commission Regulation (EU) No 1272/2013 about the expansion of restriction scope of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in REACH was officially published. Limits on PAH content in consumer goods including electrical and electronic products are added.

PAHs are classified as carcinogens. They are often found in petroleum products, rubber, plastics, lubricants, anti-rusting oil and incomplete combustion product of organic compounds. They may also be found in the plastic and rubber parts of electrical and electronic products as residue from the manufacturing process.

Considering the hazards of PAHs, the German GS Mark certification limits the presence of PAHs in products. The expansion of PAHs restriction scope in REACH imposes more stringent requirements on electrical and electronic equipment to be exported to the EU.

As the world’s leading third-party testing company, SGS offers professional testing services on PAHs. SPECIAL OFFER is available for clients who want to demonstrate product compliance towards both REACH and GS Mark PAH requirements on electrical and electronic products. Call us now to enjoy the attractive price!

table 1: pahs testing package

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REACH Annex XVII, Entry 50 - 8 PAHs
German GS Mark certification - 18 PAHs


  • This promotion is only available for SGS Hong Kong Electrical and Electronic Technology.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional offers.
  • This offer is valid from now to July 31, 2014.
  • In case of dispute, SGS Kong Kong Electroical and Electronic Technology reserves the right of final decision.
For further information, please contact: 

E&E Technology CS Team
t: +852 2765 3617
f: +852 2766 3778

Get a copy in PDF version: Special Offer - Test for Expanded PAH Restriction on Electrical Products

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