Referenz is a New Zealand based company representing the Bureau of Analysed Samples LTD (BAS) in Australasia.
We issue certified reference materials (CRMs) for both chemical and spectroscopic analysis.
BAS was formed in 1935 to ensure the continuation of the work of the British Chemical Standards (BCS) Movement which was an informal association of chemists in the iron and steel industry, started in 1916. The first British CRMs were produced with the assistance of NBS (now NIST) in the USA
The finely divided (chip or powder) samples for chemical analysis (BCS-CRMs and EURONORM-CRMs) include a wide range of plain carbon and alloy steels, cast irons, ferro-alloys, non-ferrous alloys, ores, slags and ceramic materials.
The solid (disc or block) samples for spectroscopic analysis (SS-CRMs) cover most plain carbon, low alloy and highly alloyed steels, cast irons, and some non-ferrous alloys. Setting-up Samples of carbon and low alloy steels, and of cast irons, are also available.
As a complementary service, we distribute certified reference materials prepared by other reputable Producers.