Eurofins | BLC Chemical Testing Services for MRSL and RSL

Eurofins | BLC can provide fast, accurate, competitive, chemical testing of materials in the UK to specified MRSL and RSL lists.

Our recommended smart chemical testing system uses a simple model to manage risk and includes type tests for new suppliers, regular batch testing for existing suppliers and additional random chemical assessments to monitor process variations. 


Types of chemical testing for MRSL & RSL

'Type' Chemical Testing
When selecting a new supplier we recommend a complete range of chemical tests on both material and product.


'Batch' Chemical Testing
Once a supplier has been selected and the first batch of chemical testing successfully completed, there is reduced risk. Therefore, we recommend a process of regular monitoring, typically on an annual basis (although more frequent testing may be needed in high-risk areas) for ensuring processing has not varied over time. 


Due Diligence Testing
Processes will change over time and therefore a degree of risk management must be taken especially for restricted substances that may unknowingly be introduced into the material or production process by the supplier. Therefore, an element of intelligent chemical testing should be introduced into the protocol which is determined based on the type, value, and quantity of material/product. 


Smart Testing - Reducing the Costs of Chemical Testing
Where multiple samples from the same supplier are to be tested, chemical testing costs can be reduced by implementing a smart testing regime. Further information on this can be provided upon request. 


Why carry out chemical testing to RSLs and MRSLs?

Eurofins | BLC advise all companies to carry out chemical testing on consumer products to ensure consumer, workers and the business are protected against restricted substances.

Chemical compliance within industry is an energetic topic; as the pressure regarding restricted chemicals builds, the need for brands to be able to provide visibility on how chemicals are managed within their supply chain becomes increasingly more important. In addition, the influence of NGO campaigns on brands and retailers also has a role to play.


Eurofins | BLC Chemical Testing & Analysis

Chemical testing and analysis are conducted at Eurofins | BLC's internationally accredited chemical testing laboratory based in the UK, which is accredited by UKAS (0076), ILAC and CPSC (1049) for BS, EN and ISO standards, including ISO 17025. 

At Eurofins | BLC, we offer one of the fastest chemical testing turnaround times in Europe, with faster lead-time options available on selected routine chemical testing.

Below is a list of our most popular chemical tests:


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What is RSL & MRSL?


Restricted Substance List (RSL)

A restricted substance list (RSL) is an integral part of most brands’ chemical management system; in today’s evolving regulatory landscape it is virtually impossible – and in many cases unacceptable - for a brand to function without one.  In its simplest form, a restricted substance list is a list of chemicals that must not be present in a finished article above certain specified limits. These chemicals and limits are driven by legislation, eco labels and brand/retailer decisions (which may go beyond compliance).


Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL)

This is a list of chemicals that should not be included (above certain limits) in the chemicals used to manufacturer the material or product. BLC can provide the testing of chemicals against the ZDHC MRSL and also provide consulting support and advice if necessary on a commercial basis.


Eurofins | BLC Provide Leading Chemical Testing Services for Consumer Products

At Eurofins | BLC, chemical testing is carried out in an internationally accredited testing laboratory, which holds accreditations from UKAS (0076), CPSC (1049) and ILAC.

Eurofins | BLC are proud to work with a wide variety of organisations around the world from chemical companies and product manufacturers to brands and retailers, testing a diverse range of consumer products. Customers of Eurofins | BLC benefit from fast testing turnaround times and one of the highest levels of customer service in the industry.

To ensure that Eurofins | BLC delivers some of the most accurate results in the industry, we regularly participate in proficiency testing programmes


For chemical testing services, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • Chemical testing at an internationally accredited testing laboratory in the UK
  • Competitive pricing
  • Fast chemical testing turnaround times - most test results available within 4-5 days working days
  • Both the testing and the understanding of the results provided
  • In the event of a failure, our chemical specialists can talk you through the results and provide recommendations for improvement
  • A comprehensive and easy to understand test report
  • Technical back up and support from chemical testing experts
  • Chemical compliance and product safety training courses for your staff


Become a Eurofins | BLC Member and access:

  • Discounted chemical testing prices
  • Access to advanced chemical support through BLC's technical concierge service


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Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS and CPSC and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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