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SPEX CertiPrep — 60 Years of Serving
the Scientific Industry

  • 1950's
  • 1960's
  • 1970's
  • 1980's
  • 1990's
  • 2000's
  • 2010's
 
1952

Art and Harriet Mitteldorf began making
and selling the 'SPEX mix' after being
rejected by a spectrometer manufacturer

 
1955
  • Semi-Quantitative Standards
    (G, L & Z standards)
  • Ultra Purity Graphite Electrodes,
    Rods and Powders
  • Spectroscopic Plates & Films
 
1955

SPEX Industries presented its
products for the first time at the
Pittsburgh Conference (Pittcon)

 
1954

SPEX Industries was founded in
Queens, NY. SPEX stands for:
Sample Preparation and handling
techniques for the Emission,
infrared, and X-ray spectroscopist

 
1955

First SPEX Industries catalog

 
1959

First Sample Preparation Catalog

 
1960

Semi-Quantitative Standards for:

  • Rare Earth Elements
  • Noble Metals
  • Pure Materials
  • Steel
 
1960

5000 Mixer/Mill

 
1963
  • The Master Plate
  • Pre-weighted and
    Fluxing chemicals
 
1963
  • 9040 Stabilized DC Arc unit
  • 90101 Arc/Spark Stand
  • 8500 Shatterbox
 
1965
  • XRF liquid cells and consumables
  • C-30 Hydraulic Press
 
1968
  • 6700 Freezer/Mill
  • 5100 Mixer/Mill
 
1964

SPEX 3.4 meter Ebert
Spectrograph was constructed
and used to produce first SPEX
Certified Reference Materials
featured in the very first Certified
Reference Materials Catalog

 
1964

SPEX Industries incorporated

 
1967

Acquired first DCP spectrometer for QC
of CRMs

 
1970

B-25 hydraulic Press

 
1973

Flame and Atomic Absorption
Standards

 
1976

3624 30-ton X-Press

 
1977

8510 Enclosed Shatterbox

 
1977
  • HiPure Inorganic Materials
  • Multi-element ICP Solution
    Standards
  • Organic Solvent Soluble Metal Salts
  • Gas Standards
 
1970

SPEX Industries, GmbH -European office
opens in West Germany

 
1981

5200 Micro Hammer Cutter Mill

 
1984

3624B 35-ton X-Press

 
1986

3624C X-Press

 
1988

Many Popular Standard Lines:

  • Single element
  • Instrument Check & Interferance Check
  • Quality Control
  • Pollution Control Checks
  • Custom Multi-Element Spectroscopy
    Standards
 
1989
  • Stock environmental ICP
    multi-standards for the Superfund
    Contract Laboratory Program (CLP)
  • Multi-element ICP standard for
    matrix-matching
 
1985

5200 Micro Hammer Cutter Mill

 
1988

SPEX was purchased by Jobin
Yvon SA

 
1988

Acquired first ICP for inclusion of ICP
analysis on certificates

 
1990

3630 Automated X-Press

 
1991

4200 Jaw Crusher

 
1992

5300 Mixer/Mill & Fusion products

 
1992
 
1995

8000D DualMixer/Mill

 
1996

8520 3-Speed Enclosed Shatterbox

 
1997

6750 Freezer/Mill & 6800 Large
Freezer/Mill

 
1999

8515 Enclosed Shatterbox

 
1994

Began independent operation
as SPEX CertiPrep Inc. & SPEX
CertiPrep Ltd. (UK)

 
1994
 
1994

Acquired first ICP-MS

 
1997

SPEX goes online with www.spexcsp.com
and email@spexcsp.com

 
2000

2000 Geno/Grinder & 8000M
Mixer/Mill

 
2001

6850 Large Freezer/Mill

 
2006

6770 Freezer/Mill

 
2009

2010 Geno/Grinder & 3635 X-Press

 
2000

NVLAP certification attained,
become Proficiency Testing
provider

 
2004

SPEX SamplePrep, LLC began
Independent operations

 
2004

Web order entry started

 
2007

SPEX SamplePrep increase acquired Katanax
for Fusion Products

 
2010
  • Polyethylene Phthalates
    Standards
  • EMPT Toy Safety Standards
  • USP Standards
 
2010

6970 EFM Freezer/Mill with
external loading and K1' and K2'
Borate Fusion Fluxers

 
2011

Robotic Autoclamp 2020 geno/Grinder

 
 
2013

1600 MiniG

 
2014

6870D Dual Freezer/Mill

 
2010

SPEX CertiPrep went solar with the
installation of roof-top solar panels

 
2012

Acquired first LC-MS

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