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Stationery detection
Stationery national mandatory standard issued
    Frequently used by students is the stationery, which related to their physical health even lives. Some ministries together issued GB 21027-2007 was effective since April 1 2007. The regulation is national mandatory; any products that do not satisfy the requirement could not be sold on China market.

Content of national stationery regulations
● Maximum content of migration elements: antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, selenium
● Maximum content of benzene content of organic solvent, no chlorinated hydrocarbons allowed
● Regulations in formaldehyde, benzene, xylene content
● Formaldehyde content no more than 300 mg/kg
● Regulations of content of aromatic amines
● Regulations of book brightness;
● Regulations of the size of cap for security purpose
● Regulations of manual scissors, razor blade, pencil sharpeners, drawing ruler, stationery with edge or tip.


Physical test for stationery
Test for pen/pencil

    Dimensional test, functional test, life-time test, quality, special environmental test, pen cover and pen cap test.

Test for paper
    Weight, thickness, smoothness, permeability, roughness, whiteness, anti-pulled up strength, tear strength, PH value etc.

Adhesive test
    Viscosity cold and heat resistance, solid content, peel strength (90 degree and 180 degree peel), PH value etc

Others such as stapler, punch and other tests
    Verification on measuring or functions, and hardness, anti-rust capability, overall impact resistance etc.

International stationery testing items
General stationery

    For the stationeries exporting to EU and US should be tested for functionality and chemistry related tests.

Children stationary
    En 71-1、En 71-2、En77-3、Cd、N71-9 and phthalates、TRA evaluation。 The common regulation for export US is LHAMA test, to satisfy ASTM F963 standard. For liquids, USP51 and USP61 are employed