Proficiency Test on Phthalates in Plastics finished

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Summary of this proficiency test:

On 25 May 2012, the proficiency test on Phthalates in Plastics (iis12P01) was finished. It started on 16 February 2012 (see message “Proficiency Test on Phthalates in Plastics started” on this website) when the samples were distributed.

In this international interlaboratory study 157 participants in 37 different countries have participated.

The participants were requested to test the samples on 8 phthalates: DINP, DBP, BBP, DIDP, DNOP, DEHP, DIBP and DHP.

The proficiency test report summarises per test, the test results, the analytical methods reported by the participants and the z-scores calculated for each participant are tabulated. Also, for each test, the calculated summary (e.g. mean, standard deviation and reproducibility) is given.

In the report also an evaluation of the test results is given. Problems encountered in the analyses are mentioned and - where possible - suggestions for quality improvement are formulated. For each test a comparison is made between the results of the group of participants and the requirements given by the relevant standard (e.g. EN).