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PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH was founded in 1985 as a spin-off company of the University of Mainz by two polymer chemists. In the following years, the company grew steadily and developed new business areas. The PSS range of products and services today encompasses all products for the successful characterization of macromolecules, from a single molecular weight standard to company-wide software and hardware solutions.

PSS GmbH is a small and medium-sized enterprise in private ownership. The daughter company, PSS-USA, opened its office in Houston, Texas in 1994; moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1995. From 2003 until 2011, PSS USA operated from Warwick, Rhode Island. Since November 2011, the USA headquarters has moved to its largest facility in Amherst, Massachusetts. Technical offices were opened in The Netherlands and Northeast Germany. PSS is working with distribution partners worldwide.

PSS is divided into 3 divisions:

  • Chemical Production Division
    Reference materials, LC columns, Particle technology
  • Solutions Division
    LC turn-key systems, Chromatography software, PSS Academy
  • Services Division
    Contract analysis, method development and consulting

Our client base today includes global corporations, universities, research institutes, petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies in more than 60 countries. Our highly trained staff is experienced, creative and trained in problem solving. Our laboratory equipment is based on the latest technology and allows us to offer modern solutions. Close customer contact and excellent internal communication between the divisions ensure the continuous improvement of our products and services.

Benefit from the unique know-how and extraordinary services of our company.

Certified DIN ISO EN 9001

PSS is certified (DIN ISO EN 9001) to produce high quality Reference Polymers, GPC Columns and Software for the characterization of polymers by their molecular weight and their structural characteristics.

PSS employs the latest findings in polymer science for the synthesis and characterization of polymers, block copolymers and biopolymers.

PSS operates manufacturing facility equipped with a complete state-of-the-art characterization laboratory at the headquarters in Mainz (Germany), fully supporting customers working under stringent requirements i.e., GLP, DIN, ISO certifications.

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