Reference standards

We have a long history in measurement science and serve as the UK National Measurement Laboratory (NML) for chemical and bio-measurement, which involves carrying out measurement research as well as manufacturing reference standards for a wide range of applications.

National Measurement Laboratory

Through a sustained programme of investment over more than a decade, we have augmented our NML activities with an unparalleled breadth of reference standards manufacturing capabilities. We have five manufacturing facilities around the world – in Teddington, UK (the NML facility); Luckenwalde, Germany; Augsburg, Germany; Manchester, New Hampshire and Charleston, South Carolina – all of which have been operating for over 20 years and are accredited to ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034. We have also recently opened our first reference materials manufacturing site in Nanjing, China.

Our manufacturing

Our manufacturing capabilities support a large portfolio of catalogue reference standards for a wide variety of application areas, including products sold under the Dr. EhrenstorferTM, MikromolTM, VHGTM and ARMITM brands. Alongside these catalogue ranges, we also provide a full suite of custom reference standards manufacturing services, including complete outsourcing solutions from sourcing / synthesis of materials through characterisation, certification, packaging and distribution.

We complement our own portfolio of reference standards with distribution of materials from other National Measurement Institutes, as well as the ATCC, pharmacopoeias and commercial producers.