Polymer Standards Service-USA Inc. (PSS-USA, Inc.) is the sales and service partner of Polymer Standards Service GmbH (PSS) in North America, serving the US, Canada and Latin America customers since 1994. Polymer Standards Service GmbH (PSS) is certified DIN EN ISO 9001 to produce high quality Reference.Polymers, GPC Columns and Software for the characterization polymers by their molecular weight and their structural characteristics.

Company details

In der Dalheimer Wiese 5 , Mainz , D-55120 Germany

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Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)


  • is your personal partner for all tasks of polymer research and characterization 
  • is a DIN/EN/ISO-9001 company and has been a reliable source of high quality products and services for more than 20 years
  • is dedicating its expertise and resources to the research, analysis, quality control and method development of all kinds of macromolecules 
  • is a creative team of chemists with extensive knowledge and practical experience in the synthesis, characterization and properties of natural and synthetic polymers. We have all studied modern aspects of macromolecular behavior in various labs and have worked in different jobs in industry
  • employs latest findings in polymer and materials science
  • uses the most modern equipment to get deeper insight into macromolecular behavior

PSS is an innovative company without unwieldy bureaucracy offering:

  • high quality products and services 
  • the largest variety of polymer reference materials and standards for calibration
  • competent customer support 
  • flexibility towards customers' requests

PSS is developing, installing, and servicing complete solutions towards: 

  • developing new applications
  • characterizing polymers on a contract basis 
  • tailoring macromolecules as you need them 
  • tailoring gel-materials/stationary phases as you need them 
  • engineering software 
  • offering training courses

PSScustomers comprise important Universities, Research Institutes and all major chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food companies in over 60 countries around the world. 

PSSsales have grown at about 35% during the last 5 years.

PSSstaff grows at about 20% a year.


GPC/SEC/GFC is a versatile technique for characterizing polymers, biopolymers, polysaccharides and proteins.

And GPC/SEC is our passion!

We at PSS are fully dedicated to the advancement of macromolecular liquid chromatography by means of developing true solutions and providing competent and personal support. Based on excellent products and latest findings in material science, we create easy-to-use and powerful solutions for QC and R&D. From a single molar mass reference material to turn-key systems for GPC/SEC multi detection with light scattering, viscometry, mass spectrometry or fully compliant GPC/SEC for the pharmaceutical industry: PSS offers all products and services for successful macromolecular analysis and expert support by GPC/SEC enthusiasts.

Who we are

PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH (PSS) was founded in 1985 as a highquality chemical manufacturer spin-off from the University of Mainz, Germany. Our high caliber staff is experienced, creative and trained in problem solving.

PSS laboratories are equipped with the most advanced instrumentation and latest methods for polymer synthesis, characterization and method development; so chances are we have seen – and solved – your problem before.

Our close relationship with our customers has helped us to continuously work on the quality of our products and services. Universities, research institutes, petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies in more than 60 countries are using our outstanding services and know-how.