Why It Matters?

“At DCG Partnership, reference materials are manufactured using processes and techniques to yield high quality, precision and accurate materials for our customers.”

Dutch physicist and Nobel Laureate, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes who once used the catch phrase, “Through measurement is knowledge,” in his laboratory to highlight the importance of experimental work in order to gain knowledge and to perpetuate the idea that quantitative research was useful in three ways, laws, instruments and standards. Our Founder, Lou D’Agostaro designed DCG Partnership after those ideals and continues to put them forth in the pursuit of becoming a Metrological Institution in the United States.

While measurement is the process of experimentally obtaining one or more numerical values that can reasonably be attributed to a quantity or property. Metrology covers the accuracy, precision and repeatability of a measurement. It involves traceability or comparison with a “standard” or between different measuring systems.

It is our Mission to ensure the quality, accuracy, precision and repeatability of the calibration and verification standards utilized by our customers. Responding to the needs of our customers to have high-quality reference materials at their disposal and meet the growing demand for lower and lower levels of analysis while not compromising accuracy, we have created the DCG Analytic Edge™ to set us apart from our competitors.

  • Our process includes analyzing the feedstock upon its arrival to our facility and validating the accuracy of the supplier’s Certificate of Analysis prior to use in our manufacturing process. In manufacturing, we measure everything gravimetrically using Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) certified balances thus producing a more accurate measurement of our products and lowering the level of uncertainty of the products you buy.
  • We do not produce any certified reference material that we cannot analytically verify in our lab. For all the reference materials we make we have the instrumentation to analyze our final products again before the products leave our facility and are sent to our customers. DCG’s reference materials are NIST-Traceable by weight and verified by one or more analytical techniques.
  • Our Quality department takes an active role ensuring that all the products manufactured at DCG comply with all our quality standards and all documentation is verified before any products leave our facility.
  • All of our products are supported by our Technical Support Team of chemists who have a combined 150+ years of experience in the industry. Our goal is to be an extension of our customers’ teams, to support them in their endeavors, to be the best in class in their respective industries.

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Specialized Analytical Services

DCG Analytic Edge™

Staying true to our quality roots we are an accredited laboratory with more than 60+ methods on our scope for both ISO 17025 and ISO 17034 reference materials. All reference materials are analytically verified prior to shipping.


“Through measurement to knowledge.”

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes