Stationery Tests

Stationery Tests

There are a number of unseen risks that are seen in the most innocent-looking stationery materials. These risks can be listed as follows: azo dyes, allergen dyes, carcinogenic dyes, heavy metals, phthalates, formaldehyde, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (ie PAHs).

Since azo dyestuffs have cancer-causing properties, their use is prohibited in European Union countries with the directive 2004 / 21 / CE. It is forbidden not only in stationery products, but also in textile products, leather garments and synthetic materials. Within this framework, the use of azo dyes in bags, lunch boxes, pencil boxes, pastel paints, watercolors and many other stationery products is prohibited.

Likewise, the use of allergen dyes (with directive 2002 / 371 / EC) and carcinogenic dyes (with directive 2002 / 371 / EC) is prohibited in the European Union.

Heavy metals also accumulate in the human body, especially in the liver, kidneys and joints, causing damage. There should be no heavy metals in the stationery materials.

Phthalates are generally used as plasticizers in paints and plastic products. However, directives 1999 / 815 / EEC and 2005 / 84 / EC are prohibited in the European Union countries because they are cancerous, cause asthma and damage the human hormone system.

In the stationery sector, formaldehyde is generally used for the protection of paint and printing. However, this chemical also causes allergies, irritation, itching and lung cancer. 2002 / 371 / CE is prohibited in European Union countries.

These prohibitions are included in our legal arrangements within the scope of harmonization studies with the European Union.

During the specific test studies, the current regulations and the relevant standards published by many domestic and foreign organizations are taken into consideration. In line with the needs of the enterprises, our organization also conducts stationery tests within the framework of specific tests.

In the meantime, our company complies with the TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 Standard for the Adequacy of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. From ÖSAS Accreditation Agency has been accredited and serves within this framework.