Proficiency Test on POLY AROMATICS HYDROCARBONS 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. The report form can be downloaded on this site when deadline has expired.

Download the instuctions for iis17P02 the  letter of instructions and the  report form.

Summary of this proficiency test:

On 18 January 2017 the proficiency test on POLY AROMATICS HYDROCARBONS in Polymers started with 87 participants from 24 different countries.

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

Please confirm sample receipt as soon as you have received this package and checked the contents, via Please enter the date of receipt and press the save date" button.

The samples can be analyzed on: Naphthalene, Acenaphthylene, Acenaphthene, Fluorene, Phenanthrene, Anthracene, Fluoranthene, Pyrene, Benzo[a]anthracene, Chrysene, Sum of Chrysene and Triphenylene, Benzo[b]fluoranthene, Benzo[j]fluoranthene, Benzo[k]fluoranthene, Sum of [b],[j] and [k] Benzofluoranthenes, Benzo[e]pyrene, Benzo[a]pyrene, Indeno[1,2,3-c,d]pyrene, Dibenzo[a,h]anthracene, Benzo[g,h,i]perylene and Cyclopenta[c,d]pyrene.

The deadline for reporting results is set on 24 February 2017. 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