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High Purity Standards (HPS)

High Purity Standards (HPS)

High Purity Standards (HPS) was founded in 1990 by the internationally renowned chemist Dr. Theodor Rains following his retirement from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after 25 years of service. The company moved to it's current premises in Charleston, South Caroline and employs more than 40 people in production, quality control and logistics.


Quality and Certification: HPS meets and exceeds the following industry quality standards created by the International Organization for Standardization and ist certified and accredited by the following independent agencies:

  • Certified by Perry Johnson Registrars to ISO 9001-2015
  • Accredited by ANAB to ISO/IEC 70125-2005 and ISO 17034:2016. You can find more information here.

What makes HPS stand out?

  • laboratory-friendly pack sizes, for example 50 mL bottles - means less disposal effort and expense
  • reliable analytical procedures - manufacturing and quality control in house
  • excellent reference materials - for example drinking water
  • fast and realiabe system in case of complaints - results generally available within a week

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and Certificates of Analysis (CoA): If you need a specific MSDS or CoA, please contact us.


Bespoke products (Custom Blends): in addition to the standards catalogue products, HPS also offers Custom Blends - mixtures made according to your specifications. Please click here for the FORM. Just fill it out and send it to us. We'll get back to you with a quote and, where necessary, additional technical advice from the manufacturer as soon as possible.