Laboratory analysis of heavy metals

Your needs : to ensure that your products are comply with regulations regarding heavy metals

Certain heavy metals are indispensable in industry (Lead, Chromium…)  however, others are particularly toxic (Mercury, Titanium…) and so their use is highly regulated in sectors such as the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

In light of this, industrial companies are required to inspect and analyze the heavy metal contents of their finished products and raw materials.

Our solution : to provide our analytical services and technical facilities adapted to your products in order to detect the presence of heavy metals

FILAB provides its expertise and cutting-edge analytical fleet (ICP-MS, ICP-AES, AAS, Mercury analyzer  / amalgamator ) for elemental analysis of heavy metals (Lead, Mercury, Arsenic, Cadmium, Nickle, Antimony…) and for heavy metal determination on all kinds of materials.

For over 20 years our laboratory has been providing analytical services and performing elemental analyses.

ome examples of services FILAB can provide :

  • Screening and determination of heavy metals using ICP-MS or ICP-AES in chemical matrices : treatment baths, materials, raw materials…

  • Quantitative analysis of heavy metals in cosmetic products using ICP-MS : lipstick, mascara, eyeliner…

  • Inorganic analysis

  • Determination of heavy metals or trace amounts of catalysts in packaging materials

  • Mercury analysis using an amalgamator

  • Determination of heavy metals according to CSAR regulations

  • ICP-MS heavy metal analysis of raw materials used in cosmetics : natural mica, sericites, metallic oxides (Titanium oxide, Zinc oxide, Iron oxides…), talc, clay…

  • Elemental impurity analysis of pharmaceutical products using ICP in accordance with USP 233 (ICH Q3D standard)

  • Determination and analysis of Chromium VI

  • Metallic impurity analysis of Medical Devices and of cosmetic products

  • Analytical development and validation using ICP-MS or ICP-AES  

Why call on FILAB to analyze your heavy metals ?

Since October 2015 FILAB laboratory has been ISO 17025 accredited by COFRAC for the determination of metallic impurities in raw materials and in pharmaceutical products, in accordance with standards described in the European Pharmacopoeia 2.4.20 and the American Pharmacopoeia USP 233.

With three levels of services – analysis, expertise and R&D support – FILAB assists companies from all sectors and of all sizes in overcoming their industrial challenges by sharing its technical know-how and the wealth of experience of its team with its clients.

FILAB is CIR (Crédit Impôt Recherche) approved to assist you in the best possible conditions.

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

Clément BOENARD Head of Analysis Department
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