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Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

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The BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing is a senior scientific and technical Federal Institute with responsibility to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). The technological productivity of the Federal Republic of Germany is based on competitive high-quality products, which are to ensure by innovative measurement and testing technology. BAM has its responsibility in * development of safety and reliability in chemistry and materials technologies * physical and chemical inspections of materials and plants including supply of reference methods and reference materials * collaboration in developing legal regulations like on safety standards and threshold values * consulting on safety aspects of materials technology for the Federal Government and industry. BAM is the successor of the Public Materials Testing Office ("Staatliches Materialprüfungsamt") founded in 1871 and of the Chemical-Technical State Institute ("Chemisch-Technische Reichsanstalt") set up in 1920.

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    Analytik Jena and BAM agree to cooperate in research

    The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, BAM) and Analytik Jena AG have agreed to cooperate extensively in the research and development of optical spectrometry in the area of elemental analysis. The two parties signed a corr ... more

    How good is the measurement method?

    The causes of accidents can be diverse, whether it is an explosion in a chemical plant or a fire on a dangerous goods freighter. Prevention starts in the laboratory where chemicals are tested for their hazardous properties. Safety experts, haulage contractors or traders must be able to rely ... more

    Amended German translation of the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

    The corrected and revised 2015 version of the German translation of the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Manual of Tests and Criteria – 5th revised edition, New York and Geneva 2009, prepared by the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) is now avail ... more

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