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SGS SERCOVAM Cestas
BP 10 - 33611 CESTAS - FRANCE
T +33 (0) 5 57 97 02 33
F +33 (0) 5 57 83 53 73
SGS SERCOVAM Etupes
BP 61059 - 25460 ETUPES - FRANCE
T +33 (0) 3 81 32 24 30
F +33 (0) 3 81 32 22 62
Prohibited substances and subjected to authorization
The main objectives of the development process of automotive products include continuous improvement in quality but also safety and reducing environmental impact throughout the lifecycle of the vehicle. In these recent years, automakers must follow different regulations which restrict or prohibit the use of substances to ensure human health and environmental protection. To reduce the waste generated by vehicles at the end of life and improve their recycling, a certificate of conformity according to Directive 2000/53/EC (End-of-Life Vehicles, ELV) is required for all parts or materials delivered to each car manufacturers, stating that no piece should contain heavy metals. In parallel, harmful substances listed in Directive REACH (1907/2006/EC) are subject to restrictions. SERCOVAM can assist automotive suppliers in these approaches for verifying the compliance to these guidelines by the ability to search for: - The presence of heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium) (according to Directive 2000/53/EC ELV) by XRF - Type of phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP (following REACH 1907/2006) by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC/MS). In addition to these regulations by vehicle manufacturers in the common list GADSL (Global Automotive Reportable Substance List) or to their own documents (RENAULT 01 00 40, GMW 3059, VOLKSWAGEN 91101, VOLVO STD100-0005, PSA B20 0250), some of them readjust the limit values (e.g. RENAULT for internal parts for the cockpit following RENAULT 37 00 091 - Control of potential allergic) or add additional controls. SERCOVAM is also able to measure heavy phthalates (DOP type) gravimetrically (DIN 75201B specifications in plastic parts PSA B62 0300) or to research Bisphenol A (BPA), organotin or TBBA.