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Raw Material / Component Testing

Proactive approach in early stages of supplier chain

Business Challenge

In today’s sophisticated consumer market, consumers are more and more concerned as to the product quality and safety. At the same time, regulations for consumer products safety in many countries have become more stringent than ever, affecting virtually all kinds of consumer goods from furniture to automotive parts. Consumer product manufacturers need to validate the quality of raw materials, and hence that the end products comply with international regulations meet consumers’ expectations. For manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials, their raw materials products have to be compliant and high quality in order to remain as part of the supply chain.


To meet the diverse regulations and standards for a wide range of products, you need to work with an experienced service provider, one who can evaluate and identify applicable regulatory requirements for your products, as well as provide comprehensive testing and consulting services. As a leading testing, inspection and certification service provider, Bureau Veritas’ technical staff worldwide can provide a wide range of chemical, flammability, physical, mechanical and performance testing. Examples of international regulation / standards we can assess against include CPSIA, California Proposition 65, ASTM, EU Directives, etc. Additionally, we offer educational seminars to enhance industry knowledge for you and your supply chain.

What are the key benefits?

  • Validate the raw materials in the early stages of your supply chain are compliant

  • Evaluate if your end products meet regulatory requirements and consumer expectations

  • Implement quality management throughout the supply chain

  • Reduce potential losses due to returns and recalls

  • Enhance risk management and brand protection

At Bureau Veritas, our teams of technical specialists can develop a raw materials testing plan that best suits your needs. Whether you are a consumer product manufacturer or raw materials supplier, we can identify regulatory and industry best practices for a diverse range of raw materials, but not limited to:

  • Leather

  • Paints

  • Plasticst

  • Fabrics

  • Cotton

  • Glass

  • Lead

  • Metals

  • Ceramics.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Reputation For many years, we have worked successfully with top manufacturers and retailers around the world to help them better manage risk and regulatory compliance.

Technical Knowledge & Leadership Our staff participates in the development of international, industry and regulatory standards worldwide, keeping you and us at the forefront of changes in safety requirements and testing methods.

Worldwide Locations With locations close to sourcing areas in over 40 countries and and designated testing laboratories in the Americas and Asia, we offer you the convenience of global coverage with local service where you need it.

Personalized Service At Bureau Veritas, we are committed to meeting your evolving needs and helping you anticipate new market trends. We offer you customized and specialized services to meet your quality assurance needs throughout your supply chain. Providing you with the highest levels of service is a priority for us.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • I want to know if my products are meeting major chemical requirements. What kind of tests can Bureau Veritas do?

    I want to know if my products are meeting major chemical requirements. What kind of tests can Bureau Veritas do?
    We can firstly identify the related requirements for your products then perform specific tests and analysis. We can provide tests to major international and industry standards including:

    • REACH SVHC – testing for individual material

    • Lead / cadmium content

    • Phthalates content (3P – 8P)

    • Other raw material chemical testing including:

      • Azo dyes

      • Formaldehydes

      • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

      • Organotins

      • Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs)

      • Tetrachlorophenol (TeCP)

      • Waste Packaging Directive (Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Chromium (Cr))

      • Dimethylformamide (DMF)

      • Alkyl phenol ethoxylates (APEO)

      • Alkyl phenol (AP)

      • Chromium VI (Cr Vl)

      • Pentachlorophenol (PCP)

      • O-phenylphenol (OPP)

      • Washington Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCC)

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