Spex® is accredited by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 17034:2016 and certified by DQS to ISO 9001:2015.

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ISO 17034:2016 General Requirements for the Competence of Reference Material Producers

Accredited by A2LA, ISO 17034:2016 is a Quality Guidance Standard with specific requirements for the production of Certified Reference Materials and marks the highest level of quality assurance. It ensures that all of Spex’s methods are accurate and meet set requirements. ISO 17034:2016 also requires reference materials to be characterized to the level of accuracy for their intended purpose. Spex must report all uncertainty values and their sources of error on our Certificate of Analysis, as well as follow rigid requirements for the certificate’s content. ISO 17034:2016 in conjunction with ISO/IEC 17025 is the highest mark of achievement for reference material producers because of the amount and level of testing required to accurately characterize a reference material.

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ISO/IEC 17025:2017: General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories

Accredited by A2LA, ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is a Quality Standard governing the testing in our laboratory; from determining the purity of the raw materials, to analytical testing, and finally to the record keeping and reporting of our finished product. It is designed to verify that Spex’s established policies and procedures are scientifically sound when used to determine measured values and that our chemists demonstrate professional competence when carrying out quality-related tests. ISO 17025 inspects everything from product design, testing, manufacturing and quality control for all products. This inspection helps make sure that each product meets the quality, specification and purity levels established. This accreditation ensures Spex is always consistent and competent with the quality testing of our products.

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ISO 9001:2015: Quality Management System

Certified by DQS to ISO 9001 is a Quality Management and Quality Assurance System requiring companies to have written procedures and training materials for all aspects of their business. For Spex, this means customer service, product design, product manufacturing, product analysis, product certification, packaging and shipping must all follow written, documented procedures. This ensures all of our standards are handled and managed the same way from start to finish. ISO 9001 also requires Spex to document all customer complaints and take corrective actions and preventative measures so that a similar complaint does not happen again.

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View Spex's IQNet Certificate for International Customers

Spex proudly promotes that the scope of our accreditation is the most comprehensive in the industry. We can say this because, unlike other companies which may have scopes that cover the production of either inorganic or organic reference materials, Spex’s scope covers both categories. More specifically, our 17034 scope includes Aqueous Trace Metal Element Standards, Anion and Cation Standards, Buffers, QC Samples, and Organic Standards. Our ISO 17025 scope covers tests on reference materials using ICP, ICP-MS, IC, GC, GC/MS, and HPLC. It also includes pH, conductivity, titrimetry, ion selective electrode, and gravimetric testing. When you combine these two scopes you get the most comprehensive scope in the industry! This is a huge benefit to our customers because it enables them to get all of their ISO 17025 and ISO 17034 accredited standards from one source.

To learn more about our certifications and accreditations, and why it matters to you, view our brochure.