New ISO Standard for plasticiser determination in toys by Nick Boley
September 17, 2014, 14:45
Filed under: chemicals, Toys | Tags: , ,

The International Standards Organisation, ISO, have published a new standard, ISO 8124-6, which lays down methods of analysis for the determination of six toxic phthalate plasticisers in toys. The phthalates concerned are:

  • di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP);
  • benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP);
  • bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP);
  • di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP);
  • di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP); and
  • di-iso-decyl phthalate (DIDP).

The work on developing the standard was led by the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC).


It is important that internationally-agreed methods of analysis for these compounds are available to help trade and enforce regulations such as REACH.


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