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Ion Chromatograph

This began a worldwide trend in many countries, as well as some states in the US, to adopt similar legislation controlling hazardous substances in electrical and electronic goods. Examples include China RoHS, Japan Green, Korea RoHS, and California Prop 65. Due to the many different requirements of such laws, many large companies have created their own Declarable Substance requirements and passed them down to their suppliers. These requirements attempt to be all-encompassing in order to assure that purchased materials and products will meet any requirements in any market around the world. In addition, some industry groups and trade associations have created their own guidelines and procedures in an attempt to provide some harmonized framework for collecting and managing this information.


However, the many versions of these requirements have created a logistical nightmare for companies trying to prove they sell compliant products. Many of the requirements were established without thought to the technical and analytical issues at hand. In fact, it may not be possible to prove or disprove the presence of many of the substances found on these lists. The absence of approved test methods and lack of certified reference materials makes the reliable analysis of many of these substances in finished goods extremely difficult.


Compounding this problem are new laws on the horizon that will cover even more products. Once again initiating in Europe, laws such as EuP and REACH will require extensive testing of all materials put on the market, regardless of their end use.

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International trade will be greatly affected by this directive. Will you be ready?
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What can IMR offer you:


We've been involved in this work almost from day one, working with clients to first understand the impact of these Directives and then developing sound, sensible methods to comply with them. We have been active at many levels of industry, trade, and government to be certain that a voice of the practical application of chemistry principles was heard and adhered to. We are also involved in the development of international standards and reference materials for the harmonization of Declarable Substance testing.


COMPREHENSIVE
We've been involved in this work almost from day one, working with clients to first understand the impact of these Directives and then developing sound, sensible methods to comply with them. We have been active at many levels of industry, trade, and government to be certain that a voice of the practical application of chemistry principles was heard and adhered to. We are also involved in the development of international standards and reference materials for the harmonization of Declarable Substance testing.


FOCUSED
IMR is focused on the future of Declarable Substance requirements and their impact on our clients. We stay current on the latest developments and share that knowledge with customers to avoid costly mistakes.


FLEXIBLE 
IMR will tailor analyses and report formats to the needs of each client. We are not a one size fits all laboratory.

PRODUCT TESTING

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custom test fixturing

Capabilities:


• Reverse engineering of competitive products
• Retail surveillance programs
• Packaging programs
• Design and fabrication of custom test fixtures
• Fatigue testing
• Life cycle testing
• Wear testing
• Reliability testing
• Environmental exposure
• Data aquisition
• Custom test program design and implementation
• Hardware testing

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reliability testing

Some of Types of Products Tested:


• Hand tool testing and power tool testing
• USPS certified mailbox testing
• Electrical switches and contacts
• Pumps, fans, and heat exchangers
• Consumer products - cookware, fishing supplies, corkpullers
• Pneumatic and hydraulic components
• Springs and assemblies
• Medical devices
• Temperature sensors and switches
• Automotive components and systems
• Sealing products
• Fuel cell components and systems

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High temp valve leak test

Supported In-house by:


• Engineering group
• Material certification
• Complete metallurgical laboratory
• Complete chemical analysis department
• Mechanical testing group
• Nonmetallics laboratory
• Environmental simulation equipment
• Failure analysis group
• Full machine shop

 

 

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