Nickel Release Testing

Optolab in house nickel release testing is carried out by our qualified team using  ICP OES  technology.

All tests carried out on sunglass / ready reader / ophthalmic frames are to BS EN 12472 : 2005 A1 : 2009, BS EN 16128 : 2011 and BS EN 1811 : 2011

Tests to these standards include the following:

Simulation of wear and corrosion for the detection of nickel release from coated items
BS EN ISO 12472 : 2005 A1 : 2009 (2 years simulated corrosion / wear properties)

Sample preparation of test items
Corrosion testing of test items
Abrasive tumbling of test items

 Reference test methods for nickel release from spectacle frames / sunglasses BS EN 16128 : 2011
(artificial sweat testing mimics real life nickel release effect)

Sample preparation of test items
Artificial sweat testing of test items
Determination of nickel release of test items

 Reference test methods for nickel release from articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin  BS EN 1811 : 2011
(artificial sweat testing mimics real life nickel release effect)

Sample preparation of test items
Artificial sweat testing of test items
Determination of nickel release of test items