Meeting ISO standards
High-Purity Standards understands a comprehensive quality system is key to our customers’ confidence in the products that we manufacture. That’s why we developed our Total Quality System with the help and assessment of an independent agency to meet the requirements of three separate ISO standards: ISO 9001:2008, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO Guide 34:2009.
ACS (American Chemical Society)
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry. 39 scientific journals and/or databases are published through this association; ACS convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry and gives more than $22 million every year in grants for basic research in petroleum and related fields.
Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (BHSC)
The BHSC is committed to promoting activities/efforts that will help to understand and prevent beryllium-induced conditions and illnesses, including beryllium sensitization (BeS) and chronic beryllium disease (CBD), that may be caused or exacerbated by workplace exposure to beryllium. The BHSC mission is primarily educational in nature, and is accomplished through generation, collection and dissemination of information to members and other interested parties.
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment. When Congress writes an environmental law, the agency implements it by writing regulations, often setting national standards that states and tribes enforce through their own regulations. If other entities fail to meet the national standards, EPA can either help or fine them. Nearly half of the EPA budget goes into grants for state environmental programs, non-profits, educational institutions, and others.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
When this organization was founded, members decided to give it a short, all-purpose name that would not cause translation problems. They chose "ISO," derived from the Greek isos, meaning "equal." Whatever the country, whatever the language, the short form of the organization's name is always ISO.
Standards ensure desirable characteristics of products and services such as quality, environmental friendliness, safety, reliability, efficiency and interchangeability at an economical cost. ISO is the world largest standards developing organization. Between 1947 and the present day, ISO has published more than 18,500 International Standards, ranging from standards for activities such as agriculture and construction, through mechanical engineering, to medical devices, to the newest information technology developments.
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
NIST, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was founded in 1901 as the nation's first federal physical science research laboratory. Over the years, the scientists and technical staff at NIST have made solid contributions to image processing, DNA diagnostic "chips," smoke detectors, and automated error-correcting software for machine tools. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life.
A Guide to the NIST Chemistry WebBook provides a guide to this site and the data available from it.
Society for Applied Spectroscopy
The Society for Applied Spectroscopy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of information related to spectroscopy. In existence for over 50 years, the Society the publishers of the internationally recognized, peer reviewed journal Applied Spectroscopy. The objective of this Society is to advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy and other allied sciences.