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A2LA Accreditation Case Study

MPI ATTAINS ISO/IEC 17025 LAB ACCREDITATION THROUGH A2LA

Over the course of the last year, the Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) worked to achieve accreditation through the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) by transforming its laboratories into ISO/IEC 17025-compliant spaces. Laboratory accreditation is based on internationally accepted criteria for competence and has been awarded to MPI based on an independent, third party audit of its quality system.

MPI Operations Leader Robert Thompson and Testing Services and Quality Leader Sara Bayley lead the development and implementation of a quality system that meets the necessary requirements of the standard. This accreditation applies directly to those organizations that provide technical services, such as physical and analytical testing, which MPI specializes in.

This accreditation is important to many industrial clients in that it provides assurance that the testing equipment, facilities, methods and personnel perform the tests covered by the Scope of Services. MPI is the only mechanical testing lab in Mississippi and one of only a few mechanical testing labs in the southeastern United States that are fully available for commercial services with ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation through A2LA.

MPI’s quality system and accreditation continue to position MPI for growth as an elite testing lab and technical service provider.