Chemical Testing for Paints

NImkarTek Detox Laboratory offers chemical residue tests for Paint and Coating manufacturers.

  1. Lead Content: ASTM E1613, CPSC-CH-E1002-08.2, CPSC-CH-E1003-09.1
    Lead detection remains an important part of chemical testing in Paint and Coating formulations. The Indian Govt. (Ministry of Environment and Forests) has released a regulation which restricts Lead to be present only up to a limit of 90 ppm in household and decorative paints. The manufacturer or importer of these paints will be required to label the product stating that the lead content does not exceed 90ppm. NimkarTek Detox Laboratory can help you screen your products for Lead with our ICP-OES.
  2. Heavy Metals: NimkarTek can help you screen your products for other Heavy Metals such as Cadmium, Antimony, Zinc etc.
  3. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): One of the environmental issues the paint industry is facing today is that of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions and the effect that the solvents have on human health. VOCs are solvents which are released into the air as the paint dries. At NimkarTek Detox Lab, we will test your products for VOCs using our GC-MS-Headspace and help you meet green requirements

Other Services:

  1. SDS Authoring
  2. REACH Substance Identification and Sameness Studies

Contact us for more information.