Proficiency Test on Metals in Polymers started

The letter of instruction can be downloaded here as Word document. To download a document, please click the right mouse button and choose the "save as" option.

Download the instuctions for iis16P07 here: The letter of instructions and the  report form.

Summary of this proficiency test:

On 10 August 2016 the proficiency test on Metals in Polymers started with 142 participants from 38 different countries.

Please confirm sample receipt as soon as you have received this package and checked the contents, via

On that date, the samples were dispatched to the laboratories. Enclosed to the samples were the instructions to the participants for this proficiency test.

The samples have to be analyzed on Sb, Cd, Cr, Cr6+, Co, Cu, Ni, Pb and Hg .

The deadline for reporting results is set on 16 September 2016. A laboratory that reports test results after deadline will definitely not get direct feedback in case any of its results are suspect! So be in good time to get the most out of this proficiency test.

The test results should be reported via our internet based results reporting platform. A login and a password can be requested via email to