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Independent Mineral Standards Achieve ISO 17034 Accreditation

First dedicated certified reference material producer in Australia to do so

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Independent Mineral Standards (IMS) is the first dedicated Certified Reference Materials (CRM) producer in Australia to achieve ISO 17034 accreditation.

The accreditation covers both crushed and pulverized certified reference materials across a range of commodities, including gold, iron ore, and bauxite.

The ISO 17034 accreditation was granted to IMS by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), Australia’s leading accreditation authority for more than 70 years.

NATA supports national and international trade through the acceptance of test and calibration data. ISO 17034 (General Requirement for Competence of Reference Material Producers) accreditation assures clients that the quality and reliability of reference materials developed and produced by IMS conforms to strict technical, procedural, and managerial system requirements.

“Being the first dedicated CRM producer in Australia to receive ISO 17034 accreditation is a major milestone for IMS,” said IMS general manager, Dr. John Carter. “This accreditation plays a vital role in demonstrating the consistency, quality, and reliability of IMS’ products. IMS products are thoroughly assessed for homogeneity and stability and are extensively characterized by internationally recognized ISO 17025 accredited laboratories.

“Achieving ISO17035 accreditation demonstrates that IMS has the systems, controls, tracking, handling, and rigorous statistical processes in place. Every batch is manufactured using robust standardized processes - from raw materials to data analysis and formal certification.”

For more information on IMS products, contact IMS at [email protected]

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