Standardised ISO Methodologies for the Assessment of Microplastics

As interest in microplastics in the environment and food chain grows, so does the interest in the potential impacts on environmental and human health. This, coupled with strong public attention, has led to various organizations worldwide looking towards the potential for regulations. For example, the European Chemical Agency is currently considering restrictions on the use of microplastics in the form of microbeads in personal care products. Furthermore, the first ISO standard document with general guidelines will be published this year. It can be expected that this will directly impact both official and contract laboratories and producers of drinking water, food, and other relevant products, which will need to better understand the amount, number, size, and ID of microplastic particles in their products. Alongside this broad approach, several countries are developing the standard testing methodology for microplastics in water, and the environment and organizations have been conducting interlaboratory studies as a step towards harmonization of testing methodologies to ensure the comparability of results. 

During this webinar, we will explore the development of these standard methodologies and some of the key challenges faced in their implementation.


What will you learn

  • What progress has been made in the development of standardised methodologies for microplastics?
  • What are some of the key challenges that remain in implementing these methodologies?
  • How might these developments impact other areas and the potential for implementing regulations?


Who should attend this webinar

  • Microplastics researchers
  • Microplastics analysts from commercial, QA, or research labs who seek to understand how their methods might be compatible with developing standardised methodologies
  • Those interested in the contamination of wastewater, seawater, freshwater, air, sediments, and food (such as fish, shellfish, crustaceans, and bottled water)


Dr. Anja Sokolowski
Senior Project Manager
DIN Standards Committee Water Practice


Dr. Andreas Kerstan
Product Specialist
Agilent Technologies


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We are now ISO 9001 certified

Chemetrix is very proud to announce that we are now ISO 9001 certified, the ultimate global benchmark for quality management.

What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 sets out the steps necessary to adopt a quality management system. It is designed to help organisations ensure they meet the needs and expectations of both customers and other interested parties, based on internationally recognised quality management principles set out by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

At the heart of the standard is a quality policy and set of systems and principles that tie together business objectives, customer needs and your marketing plan. When this approach to quality is embedded across the business every employee understands how their actions create a better customer experience and processes are put in place to continually review and improve that customer experience.

How will it impact our business?

By focusing on customer experience, ISO 9001 will better equip our business to meet our customer’s needs, improving the customer focus throughout the business. We aim to have a lasting impact in the following ways:

  • Streamlined internal processes, improved efficiency, cost containment and savings, whilst improving accountability and traceability
  • A recognised mark of quality opens us up for new business, both at home and abroad
  • Improved staff motivation through greater clarity and focus on business objectives, including time and resources spent
  • Improved customer service and referrals through customer focus

Perhaps the most important element of the standard however, is that it is not a one-off exercise. Through regular reviews we will keep quality at the forefront of our business, with continuous improvement processes driving the way we develop to better meet our customer’s needs.

You can view our certification by clicking the below link.

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We look forward to working with you on this journey to provide continuous improvement in quality management and the services we offer you, our loyal customers.