SOURCE: Environmental Monitoring and Technologies, Inc.

March 30, 2006 16:10 ET

EMT Offers On-Site X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Testing

MORTON GROVE, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 30, 2006 -- In addition to the standard destructive laboratory testing procedures provided for analysis of electronic and electrical equipment, Environmental Monitoring and Technologies, Inc. (EMT) is now offering on-site x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometric analysis as another tool for compliance testing. XRF is recognized as an effective screening test method for the hazardous substances restricted under the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. With the RoHS effective date of July 1, 2006 right around the corner, electronic and electrical equipment producers are scrambling to determine their compliance status. EMT's on-site XRF testing can be a quick, effective way to build "due diligence" documentation.

The many benefits of on-site XRF testing include same-day results, the ability to evaluate products that may be prohibitive to ship for testing due to size or product confidentiality, and a non-destructive testing approach that is recognized by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

EMT's Product Ecology Manager Kris Erickson is pleased to announce the addition of on-site XRF to EMT's extensive menu of testing options. "Because there is no 'one size fits all' approach to RoHS compliance or verification testing, EMT's on-site XRF testing provides an efficient and cost-effective approach to providing legally-defensible data."

EMT is located in Morton Grove, Illinois and has provided analytical testing and sampling services to clients worldwide for more than twenty-two years. EMT is accredited in accordance with the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Committee (NELAC) which is based on ISO 17025 standards. EMT provides on-site XRF testing to locations throughout North America.

Contact Jim Cronin at jcronin@emt.com or (847) 324-3307 or Kris Erickson at kerickson@emt.com or (847) 324-3346 to discuss EMT's on-site XRF testing services. Information about EMT can also be obtained at www.emt.com.

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