Title: Report of an interlaboratory comparison from the European Reference Laboratory for Food Contact : ILC002 2013 - Identification of polymeric materials
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC87373
ISBN: 978-92-79-35267-6
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 26467
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC87373
DOI: 10.2788/6233
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Interlaboratory comparisons (ILCs) are an important element of laboratory quality assurance which allows individual laboratories to compare their analytical results with those from other laboratories while providing them objective standards to perform against. One of the core duties of the European Reference Laboratories is to organise such ILCs, as stipulated in Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council [1]. In accordance with the above requirements the European Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Material (EURL-FCM) organised in 2013 a number of ILCs for its network of appointed National Reference Laboratories (NRLs).The scopes of the 2013 ILCs were agreed in a plenary meeting of June 2012 which established the work programme of the agreed exercises for the year 2013. The ILC 002 2013 was directed towards evaluation of the laboratory performance on the identification of polymeric materials with unknown nature. This report present the work and results obtained in this exercise which targeted 12 monolayer materials. The results of the identification of such materials were fully satisfactory. In addition a scoping exercise was conducted on multilayer foils, which highlighted needs for guidance for the separation and identification of layers within multilayer materials.
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