The chemicals you buy are only as good as the certification processes they’re subjected to.
Here at Noah Chemicals, we believe that better chemicals produce better results. This is true across the board, from manufacturing work to laboratory research to industrial applications. It’s why we spend so much time and energy testing (and re-testing) the chemicals we produce and distribute to ensure they exceed the quality standards our customers expect.
The One Quality Certification Chemical Purchasers Should Look For
One particular quality management system is understood to be the gold standard in a variety of industries, including chemical processing: ISO 9001.
ISO 9001 is an international standard for quality management systems. It’s the only certifiable standard issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was first published in 1987. The most current version of ISO 9001 was released in 2015 and is sometimes referred to as “ISO 9001:2015.” Over a million organizations in over 150+ countries use the standard.
Why Adhere to ISO 9001?
The benefits of maintaining a consistent quality standard organizationally are myriad. They include:
Organization of processes
Increased efficiency and adherence to protocol
Continual improvement goals
ISO 9001 offers information on dozens of important quality controls including management responsibilities, product realization, and even internal auditing actions. It is based on a “plan-do-check-act” methodology. Any organization that has received ISO 9001 certification fulfills all internal requirements, meets customer and regulatory requirements, and maintains extensive documentation.
How Does ISO 9001 Relate to Chemical Purchasing?
Quality assurance is obviously a critical component of safe, standardized chemical usage. It is particularly important within petrochemical and hydrogen processing applications, but applies in hundreds of chemical disciplines.
The primary function of an ISO 9001 certification for a chemical supplier is to verify all steps of creating, procuring, and supplying chemicals. The purpose is to provide a level of assurance to end-users that the chemical(s) in question are safe, pure, and have been maintained under a certifiable chain-of-custody. Companies like Noah Chemicals use ISO 9001 to ensure the quality of their products as well as the traceability and documentation of all in-house operations.
Noah Chemicals is committed to quality. Our customers expect our chemicals to be traceable, tested, and safe; we take that responsibility seriously. We have long been certified ISO 9001 adherent and are also in the process of becoming certified to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard with an expected completion date of November 2017.
In addition to the ISO certification, Noah Chemicals also utilizes dozens of other analytical methods to ensure quality including those suggested by the American Chemical Society (ACS), United States Pharmacopeia (USP), the Food and Chemical Codex (FCC), among many others.
Is quality imperative to your chemical process?
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