Reliance Technical Service Limited recently established a Laboratory within the Dongguan area of China and is accredited by CNAS (UKAS Equivalent in China) against ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (Certificate Number: L3783). The Laboratory was established in order to better serve our clients needs and offer a one stop shop for all inspection and testing activities. The laboratory specialises in the testing of Toys for safety purposes against EN 71 requirements and verifies the Physical, Mechanical, Flammability and Chemical Makeup.
In 2008 Reliance Technical Service Limited was awarded Notified Body Status (NB2141) against Directive 88/378/EEC Safety of Toys. Through the United Kingdom office and the Laboratory in Dongguan; Reliance are now able to provide services for conformity assessment in support of CE Marking for the safety of toys.
The staff within the Laboratory have years of experience in using internationally recognised standards such as ASTM and EN71 and service clients worldwide. Large investments have been made in the latest equipment including one of the largest acoustic booths available on the market; this type of investment allows for a wide range of tests to be carried out to the highest level of accuracy to give our clients the confidence in the results produced and ensure conformity to relevant specifications and directives.
To maintain a good client service we are constantly adding new equipment and capabilities to our scope of service, some of the equipment is shown below:
- X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (XRF) - Scans the chemical content of samples
- Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrophotometer (ICP) - Analyses heavy metal content
- Salt Spray Tester- Corrosion test to ASTM B117
- UV/Visible Spectrophotometer - Hexavalent Chromium Content, Formaldehyde Content
- Gas Chromatography with Mass Detector (GC-MS) -Analyses organic compounds (phthalate content; flame retardant test)
- High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) – Analysis of organic compound (phenol)
- Vibration Tester
- Compression Tester
- Microwave Digester
- Shaking Bath
- Rotary Evaporator
- Ultrasonic Bath
- Magnetic Stirrer